Garlicky Beef-and-Bean Stir-Fry

Southern Living
Garlicky Beef-and-Bean Stir-FryRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Cut costs at the supermarket by rethinking how you buy meats. Here, we use a less expensive cut of beef and stretch it by adding colorful fresh veggies to the entrée. Thinly slice the meat and stir-fry it quickly to keep it tender.

Makes 4 servings


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4 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
8 teaspoons minced garlic
4 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
1 (10-oz.) sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch-wide strips
2 teaspoons cornstarch
3 cups hot cooked rice


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Combine first 5 ingredients. Gradually whisk in 3 Tbsp. oil; transfer to a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak; seal. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.2. Pour steak and marinade into a bowl. Transfer steak to a wok, reserving marinade. Stir-fry steak in 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat 1 1/2 minutes or until browned. Remove steak. Add beans and bell peppers to wok; stir-fry 3 minutes.3. Whisk cornstarch into reserved marinade. Stir cornstarch mixture into vegetable mixture. Stir-fry 30 seconds or until sauce thickens. Stir steak into vegetable mixture, and stir-fry 30 seconds. Remove from heat, and serve over rice.

Created date

January 2015