Fans of quick and easy will love this asian-inspired stir-fry dish. Beef, bell pepper and rice get a dip in a spicy sauce and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
1 tablespoon canola oil
12 ounces flank steak, cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steak to pan; cook 2 minutes, searing on one side. Add bell peppers; cook 2 minutes or until beef loses its pink color, stirring constantly. Remove beef mixture from pan.
Add soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and chili garlic sauce to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Add beef mixture and green onions to pan; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Made this on the fly last night, YUM! I did add mushrooms and water chestnuts. I also doubled the sauce amount, instead of garlic chili sauce I used sriracha Hot chili sauce and fresh garlic. I also added red pepper flakes. It was spicy plus a little sweet n tangy. Family loved it!!
I'm glad you mentioned that you changed the sauce that way--I was wondering if I could do exactly that. Didn't want to buy a whole jar of chili garlic sauce if I didn't have to. I'll be trying this recipe soon.
Like others, I doubled the sauce and added some cornstarch to thicken. I didn't mind the peppers as the only veggie here, but one could easily use a variety of veggies to change it up. Hubby loved it. Will make again.
This recipe was quick and easy, and it tasted great! I didn't have any sesame seeds, but I didn't miss them. Lots of flavor, and you can easily adjust how spicy it is by increasing or decreasing the chili paste. Having a meal I can prepare in 15 minutes that tastes this good is a real plus. I will definitely make this again.
made this last night for dinner....wasn't sure it was going to be fantastic, just thought it would be your average after work meal....tasted the sauce right before we ate and thought ENH, its alright.....put it over rice, sat down to eat and before i even got a bite in my mouth my husband was RAVING about it. and he said over and over throughout the meal how great it was. and let me tell you, i usually have to ask him if dinner is good to get any type of comment out of him about it. i'll for sure be making this again since it was sooo easy! i had a package of "stir fry" meat in the fridge so it was even easier then the recipe says.
This was really good and easy too! I used regular onion instead of green onion (just my preference) and cooked with the peppers along with some minced garlic. I also wanted to flavor the beef a bit so I added some teriyaki sauce while it was cooking. Didn't have rice wine vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar that I had on hand and that seemed to work just fine.
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