Easy Beef Stir Fry

I love a yummy stir fry. I decided to make one for the family and they really enjoyed it. The meal came together quick and easy, my favorite kind of meal. All ingredients were purchased from my local grocery store. I highly recommend low sodium soy sauce, same great flavor, just lower sodium.

Ingredients for the marinade:

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

2 Tablespoons honey

2 Tablespoons maple syrup

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

2 Tablespoons of sesame oil

Beef in marinade

Mix together. Place meat in a plastic ziplock bag and marinate for an hour or more in the refrigerator. Prep the vegetables that need to be sliced, diced or minced while this is marinading.

I seasoned my beef with salt and pepper.

Ingredients for stir fry:

3 Tablespoons of sesame oil

1 1/2 pound package of beef (my package was cut for fajitas and stir fry)

1 package pre-sliced mushrooms

1 red pepper, sliced into sticks

3/4 package of sugar snap peas

1 can of water chestnuts, drained

1/2 onion, sliced

1 container of stir fry, I bought some with Napa cabbage

Sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Chow mein noodles for garnish, optional

Green onion for garnish, optional

Delicious over rice

These Chinese noodles cooked in 3 minutes.

Sauce for Stir Fry:

1/2 cup sesame oil

3 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

1 cup of water

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce

4 Tablespoons honey

3 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar

4 Tablespoons brown sugar

4 Tablespoons maple syrup

3 Tablespoons minced ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

2-4 Tablespoons cornstarch

In a sauce pan, add all ingredients except cornstarch. Heat and remove a cup of sauce and add 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to make a slurry. Mix slurry into sauce, if it’s not thick enough for your liking, make another slurry. Keep warm until you add this to the stir fry.

Remove beef from marinade. Brown in sesame oil and set aside. Add vegetables to you pan/wok and stir until tender. Add the beef back to your pan/wok and add the stir fry sauce. Serve over Chinese noodles or rice. Garnish with sesame seeds, green onion or chopped chow mein noodles. My family cannot eat seeds so I opted for green onions and chow mein noodles. Enjoy!

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