Serve a veggie-laden stir-fry dinner that's ready in minutes. The best part? It cooks in one skillet, so clean up is a snap. Serve over steamed rice with green onions.
3 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced across grain
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrot
1 (8-ounce) package fresh sugar snap peas
1/3 cup chopped green onions
How to Make It
Combine 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and beef in a large bowl. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, sugar, hoisin, salt, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add beef mixture to pan; stir-fry 2 minutes or until done. Place beef mixture in a bowl. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 15 seconds. Stir in bell pepper, carrot, and peas; sauté 3 minutes. Add vinegar mixture and beef mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in green onions.
Steamed rice with green onions: Cook 1 cup white rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Remove from heat; stir in 3/4 cup chopped green onions and 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds.
This stir fry was great! Not too much work for a weeknight. My husband complimented the flavor. Regrettably my kids wouldn't eat it because of the slight heat and assertive sauce. I marinated the meat for a few hours, and next time might salt it a little prior to cooking because the meat itself tasted a little flat.
I made this with chicken and it was okay but kind of bland. I added pineapple chunks to the finished product and it gave it just the boost it needed. Quick and easy weeknight meal that I will make again .
Followed the recipe except I used fresh ginger and fresh garlic. I also added a splash of Jalapeno Pepper Wine (LaBelle Winery) to give it some zing, and used plenty of red pepper flakes. It was very good! Served with white rice as suggested, adding green onions and some of the toasted sesame seeds. All in all, a very nice meal which will be repeated often!
I prepped all the vegetables in the morning and kept them refrigerated until I started putting the stir fry together.
I've made several recipes from this site, but we suffered a major disappointment with this one. It was sadly bland (and I am not a spicy food fan). In addition, the only thing at my local supermarket that approximated "bottled, minced ginger" was Crystalized Ginger at $15.00 a copy. Not on my budget! I substituted grated fresh ginger (rather than powdered). Can't say whether that was the reason for the lack of flavor. Otherwise, the only flavor was from the onion. Don't know how I could have jazzed this up...
We made this for dinner tonight. It was good, but I think next time we'll use more red pepper flakes. We had a zucchini in the fridge so we included that in the mix. We just increased the sauce by a little bit. We did add the toasted sesame oil to the sauce and used peanut oil instead to saute the beef and veggies. We'd make this again because it was really easy.