After a day of work I am beat. I mean beat. The kind of beat that when you jump in your car to head home and flip down the visor mirror just to see what your working with… you gasp. Hair awry, dark circles under eyes, make-up in desperate need of either a fresh bare face or retouch… you get the picture. Note to self – just don’t look in the mirror.
My day usually begins around 5:30 am when the alarm goes off, out the door a little after 7:00 am and into work around 8:00 am. I am blessed to have a lot of projects on my plate, meetings and deadlines to meet. The day goes by quick. By the time I walk in the door in the evening it is usually around 7:00 pm, and I still have to make dinner! So, what’s a girl to do?
Order Chinese and call it a day. THE END… I am going to bed. Just kidding,
The correct answer… make a quick, easy meal!
I have become accustomed to the work hours during the week, but I still have yet to perfect the quick, easy meal route. But, I try, boy do I try, and I am getting there. Every now and then I overestimate my time and energy and tackle a meal that would be better suited for a weekend night. I distinctly remember cussing out my dinner at 8:30 pm one evening when I poured my soul into a stock pot of simmering soup and then read… “now transfer ingredients to a blender.” I just wanted Broccoli and Cheese soup! Other nights I succumb to my laziness and just order delivery.
Then other nights, I turn on my superwoman switch and make a meal from scratch that is delicious and homemade. I stuff my belly and then pat myself on the back, “you did good, kid, you did good.”
Meet my friend, Easy Beef Stir Fry. And, really he is easy!
I promise if you Like, Pin and Share this recipe you will thank yourself, because one day it will come to you like a dream and you will think, “Man, I wish I had saved that one.” It is so easy and so good!
Start with some ingredients…
I season both sides of the Top Round Sirloin with Pepper, Sea Salt and Garlic Salt .
Then cut into very thin strips and add to skillet that has been heated up with some oil.
The key here is to get the skillet on a nice medium high heat, and brown the steak slices quickly then toss. I leave on no more than a minute in a half to two minutes and remove. I also do them in batches. As the steak slices cook, remove and place on plate with a paper towel to drain the grease.
Once you have cooked the steak, add your chopped veggies to the same pan. Notice those two cloves of garlic? I add those babies in and toss frequently to infuse the flavor.
Don’t over cook those veggies! No one likes gummy broccoli. Add your steak into the mix and give everything a good toss. It should look a little something like this…
Lower the heat to low and now it is time I introduce you to a new food sport. Have you ever gone garlic fishing? You don’t need a license! Dig through the goodness to find the cloves and toss out. Now for the fun part. I pour 3/4 of a cup of Tsang Classic Stir Fry Sauce over the veggies and steak.
Give everything a good toss. Now for the really hard part. Open a bag of 90-second rice and microwave. If this was a weekend, I may make rice from scratch but again, this was a quick and easy night. Then plate up some rice and a big spoon full of your stir fry and you got yourselves a delicious, simple no need to call take-out dinner! Enjoy!
EASY BEEF STIR FRY:
- 1 Tbsp of Oil
- 2 lbs. of Top Round Steak
- Pepper, Salt and Garlic Salt to taste
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- Any Vegetables you want! I used two Broccoli Stocks, 1/2 of a Green Pepper, 1/2 of a Red Pepper, 1/2 of a Yellow Pepper and a handful of Snap Peas.
- 3/4 Cup of Tsang Classic Stir Fry Sauce
- 1 – Bag of 90-Second Rice
Add your oil to medium high heat. Season both sides of your Top Round Steak with Pepper, Salt and Garlic Salt, to taste. Slice your Top Round Steak thinly on an angle. Add batches at a time of the sliced steak to the skillet. Brown then toss for a minute and a half. Transfer cooked steak to a plate with a paper towel to drain grease. Continue until steak is cooked. Add vegetables to skillet and two garlic cloves for flavor. Toss frequently. Once crisp but cooked, add steak back into skillet. Lower the heat to low and remove the two garlic cloves. Add 3/4 of a cup of Tsang Classic Stir Fry and toss. Cook 90-Second Rice in microwave according to directions. Plate the rice and top with Stir Fry.