Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Beef and Mushroom Stir Fry
I get a little apprehensive about recipes that call for thinly sliced beef. I have a habit of over cooking steak that is that thin and it ends up tasting like shoe leather. So I usually just avoid making stir fried beef altogether. But I am determined to make a good beef stir fry. When I made this the steak came out perfect and juicy, yea for me! The original recipe called for swiss chard. I decided to switch that out for baby bok choy instead and I thought it came out really well. The only thing I would change if I make this recipe again would be to cut out the lemon juice. I think there is enough acid with the balsamic vinegar that it does not need lemon juice as well. I think I will definitely try more recipes for beef stir fry.
Beef and Mushroom Stir-Fry
Adapted from Food Network Magazine
1 pound boneless, sirloin steak, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 package sliced mushrooms
2 baby bok choy, sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Cook rice according to package directions.
In a small bowl mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 teaspoons soy sauce. Once mixed add sliced beef and stir to coat.
In another small bowl whisk together brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 2 teaspoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1/3 cup water. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add the beef and cook 2-3 minutes until done. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out the skillet.
Heat remaining olive oil in skillet. Add the garlic, mushrooms and bok choy. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the brown sugar mixture and beef, stir until thickened. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Serve over rice.
This recipe is linked on: Show Me What You Got Tuesdays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasteful Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Mom's Test Kitchen Monday's