Stir Fried Beef

    53 minutes

    Mushrooms supply selenium and potassium that help reduce the risk of stroke. Try them in this delicious stir fry!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
    • 500g beef round steak, cut across the grain into 3mm-thick strips
    • 1 small head broccoli (about 200g), cut into 10cm-long florets
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 cups (150g) sliced shiitake mushroom caps
    • 1 medium red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced
    • 150g snow peas, stems and strings removed
    • 4 spring onions, finely sliced diagonally
    • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger
    • pinch of chilli flakes
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons cornflour

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:13min  ›  Ready in:53min 

    1. Mix 1 tablespoon soy sauce and all the brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add beef; toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes. Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Cool under cold running water. Drain.
    2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add meat. Stir-fry just until pink, 2 minutes. Remove from pan.
    3. Add mushrooms, capsicum, snow peas, spring onion, garlic, ginger and chilli flakes to pan. Stir-fry until snow peas are crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
    4. Combine the stock, remaining soy sauce, the vinegar and cornflour in a small bowl until smooth. Add to pan. Bring to the boil (mixture will be thick). Add broccoli. Cook just until heated through, about 2 minutes.
    5. Drain beef. Add to pan. Heat through, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

    fresh ideas

    A beef stir-fry is an adaptable dish that is easily varied to make use of seasonal vegetables and a range of seasonings. Try a combination of sugar-snap peas, asparagus spears and radishes with onions and lemon zest. Go for a mix of red, yellow and green capsicums with fresh basil and garlic. Green or butter beans, baby corn and zucchini with spring onions and dill taste good, too.

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    this is super delicious! Added extra chilli powder to it to give it a kick! Will follow this recipe from now on.  -  01 Aug 2012


    Amazing. I didn't know a stir fry could be so tasty! A+++  -  28 Sep 2009


    This recipe is great simple yet great stirfry flavours. Thanks for sharing this!  -  19 Aug 2015