Garlic Beef Stir Fry
This garlic beef stir fry is a nice recipe to have in your repertoire. It’s a pretty straightforward, healthy meal that can serve a lot of people. For this reason, it’s a part of the regular rotation over here at TVG headquarters.
The main ingredients:
- Bell Pepper
- Assorted Spices
- Corn Starch
Step 1: Prepare Your Rice
People need to get more frisky with rice. True, a stir fry ought to involve flavorful meat, veggies, and sauce that will bring the rice to life, but why wait for these accoutrements to add flavor? Instead, get the rice flavorful before the rest of the food arrives to the party.
Toss in some paprika, dry onion flakes, and a touch of celery salt to the rice before cooking. Use chicken or beef broth instead of water. You’ll thank me later.
Step 2: Prepare Your Meat
Using a nice knife, cut your beef into slices. You’re then going to get those partially cooked in a hot pan before setting aside for a time. It’s not the end of the world if the beef isn’t totally cooked through when you initially remove it from the heat. It’ll finish cooking once it’s re-added to the veggies and sauce toward the end. The point here is just to get some color on the meat and to start building flavor in the pan. Don’t wipe out the pan when you remove the beef; instead, use the drippings to help cook your veggies.
Step 3: Chop & Cook Veggies
Begin with your onion, garlic, and ginger. You can use a garlic press if you want your garlic really small. Otherwise, just get to choppin’ (careful not to lose any fingers).
Folks, it’s hard to put too much garlic into something. The one exception rests with the vampires in the crowd. They’re probably Packers fans.
After those initial three ingredients have had a chance to cook a little, it’s time to add the vegetable component to your garlic beef stir fry. As you’ll see in the below photo, that just involves a little more prep and then into the pan:
I eventually added in some chili flakes, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and butter. I also added some soy sauce later to give a little more life to the sauce.
Step 4: Bring the Garlic Beef Stir Fry to Completion
The final step is the sauce.
I tossed in a cup of chicken broth since I didn’t have any beef broth. A touch of the aforementioned soy sauce made it look way more like beef broth. Once you get a pretty reasonable simmer, add in another cup of broth that is mixed with corn starch, thereby allowing gluten-free Vikings fans to enjoy.
From here, you’re just adding the beef back to the party, adjusting the spice as necessary, and waiting for your food to be cooked to your desired level of done. After that, it’s time to plate your food and enjoy.
Be sure to check out our other Gameday Goods recipes. Enjoy your garlic beef stir fry!
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