Links to this week's
Menu and Recipes

   Day 1
   Day 2
   Day 3
   Day 4
   Day 5
   Day 6
   Shopping List

beef stir-fry
 Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas

Menu Plan for the week of May 3, 2013: Day 6 Recipes

Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     We don't get good beef for stir-frying here (it's always tough) so I've started using ground beef.  Substitute beef for stir-frying or a flank steak sliced on the bias if you prefer. 

Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas                    Preparation and cooking time:    25 minutes
     Fresh snow peas and cherry tomatoes are great for stir-fries: they cook quickly, add lots of color and get us out of traditional winter fare.

8oz ground beef (mince 250gr)
1/2 onion
2 green garlic    substitute 2 cloves garlic
4oz (120gr) mushrooms
3oz (90gr) snow peas (mangetout, pea pods)
1/2 red pepper
3oz (90gr) cherry tomatoes
1 medium carrot
1/2 (4oz, 120ml) cup beef stock
1 tbs sherry
1 tbs soy sauce
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs cornstarch (or thickener of choice) dissolved in 2 tbs water

Trim and slice green garlic or mince garlic.  Slice onion, pepper. Cut carrot into matchsticks.  Trim and slice mushrooms. Trim snow peas and cut in half.  Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
In large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, pepper and stir-fry 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, green garlic or garlic, snow peas and stir-fry 3 minutes longer. Remove to a plate.
Add beef to skillet and sauté, breaking it up as it browns. When beef is browned, return vegetables to skillet and add stock, sherry, cumin, soy sauce. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 5 minutes.
Dissolve cornstarch in water.  Turn the heat up under the skillet and add the cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cherry tomatoes, heat through.  Serve over Brown rice.

Brown Rice                                                          Time: 20 minutes or whatever your package says
     I use 'Uncle Ben's' which is all I can get and it is quick cooking.  It looks like brown Basmati and cooks in 15 minutes.  You could substitute regular or Basmati.

1/2 cup quick-cooking brown rice
1 cup beef stock or whatever your rice calls for

Cook rice according to package instructions. Fluff and serve.

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, small saucepan with lid

Trim, slice green garlic
Slice onion
Cut pepper, carrot
Trim, slice mushrooms
Cook rice
Trim, cut snow peas
Cut cherry tomatoes

Dissolve cornstarch in water
Sauté onion, carrot, pepper
Add mushrooms, snow peas, green garlic, stir-fry
Remove vegetables to plate
Sauté beef, breaking up
Return vegetables to skillet
Add stock, sherry, cumin, soy sauce. cover, simmer
Add cornstarch mixture to skillet, stir until thick
Add tomatoes to skillet, heat
Fluff rice

Share this:


Get 7 Dinner Menus, Recipes, Shopping List each Thursday by e-mail: