Honey Beef Stir Fry

Stir fry recipes are the easiest and the quickest to prepare. The vegetables retain their freshness and nutrients while staying crispy and good to eat. Beef stir fry recipes are used quite widely in the Far East. The succulent beef strips add flavour to the vegetables and make it a more filling meal. This Honey Beef Stir Fry recipe gives you the flavours of both the sweet and the sour.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb flank steak

Marinade:

  • 1 tbsp Chinese Rice Wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp black rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 4 tsp water

Other:

  • 1 small red pepper
  • 10 snow peas
  • 1 cup Moong bean sprouts
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 green onion
  • 4 – 6 tbsp oil for stir-frying

Preparation:

Cut the beef into thin strips. Add the marinade ingredients, using your fingers to mix them in and adding the cornstarch to the mixture last. Marinate the beef for 30 to 40 minutes. While the beef is marinating, prepare the vegetables and sauce. String the snow peas. Cut the red pepper in half, remove the seeds, and cut into thin slices approximately 2 inches long. Cut the green onion diagonally into 1-inch slices. Chop the ginger and garlic. To prepare the sauce, combine the water, honey, and black rice vinegar. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a separate small bowl. Set both aside.

Preheat a wok or frying pan and add 2 – 3 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the beef. Sear the meat briefly and then stir fry until it changes color and is nearly cooked.

Wipe the wok clean with a paper towel and add about 2 tablespoons more oil. When the oil is hot, add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry until aromatic. Add the snow peas. Stir-fry briefly, and then add the red pepper, and finally the bean sprouts. Make a well in the middle of the wok by pushing the vegetables up to the side. Add the sauce in the middle.

Turn up the heat, give the cornstarch/water mixture a quick stir and add it to the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken. Mix the sauce in with the vegetables. Add the beef. Turn down the heat and simmer for a few minutes until everything is cooked through. Stir in the green onion and serve hot over rice.

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