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Beef Stir Fry

Stir fry is a great meal to make when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and very versatile by using whatever vegetables you have on hand. The sauce is what makes this stir fry so delicious and adds a lot of flavor. Serve over rice or rice noodles.

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 4 roma tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • drizzle of oil
Feel free to use finely sliced cabbage, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms. The possibilities are endless.
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  1. Stir fry the onions, garlic and peppers in a wok or large frying pan with a drizzle of oil for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan into a bowl.
  2. Add the frozen green beans and stir fry until it is bright green and there are slightly cooked. Remove into vegetable bowl. 
  3. Add the beef and stir fry until the meat begins to brown.
  4. Add the red wine vinegar, soy sauce and honey for 6-8 minutes stirring frequently so the honey won't burn. 
  5. Add the cornstarch mixed with the water to beef, simmer for 10 minutes. 
  6. Add all the vegetables including the cut tomatoes and heat through

*Cutting the beef into thin strips while it is still semi frozen makes it easier. If you bought it fresh, put it in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes and then slice it.


  1. We don't eat red meat at home so if I was in the grocery store before the meat counter what package of meat would I pick up??

  2. wondering what type of beef to use...steak, roast...?

  3. I would guess no to the roast. You have to cook it a long time for it to be tender. Maybe ribeye or sirloin steak?

  4. Char is not available to respond here at this time, so I will relate what she told me..she used a small inside round steak. Strips of pork tenderloin can be used too but she has not tried chicken with this sauce.

  5. Do you use any oil to start cooking the onions, garlic and peppers? Thank you.

  6. I made this sauce for my stir fry and it was very good. Even my oldest son who doesn't normally eat what we do had 2 helpings.


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