Thursday, October 7, 2010

pepper beef stirfry

An easy meal for a busy new mom.  ‘Nuff said!

I’ve doubled the beef and added extra soy sauce as compared to the original recipe, just to ensure I’m getting enough meat protein each day.  I probably add extra pepper too.


Pepper Beef Stirfry

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1lb ground beef
3 tsp minced garlic
1/2 bag frozen veggies (I use Europe’s Best)
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 tsp black pepper (or to taste)

1.  Heat oil in pan and add garlic.  Saute quickly then add ground beef.  Cook until no longer pink.  Drain if desired.stirfry1

2. Throw in frozen vegetables and cook until hot and tender crisp. stirfry2
3.  Add in soy sauce, then make a slurry with cornstarch and water and add.stirfry3
4.  Add in pepper to taste.


- I like my ground beef really brown and a little bit ‘crispy-ish’ so I drain it and then fry it a bit more to dry it out.  Make sense?
- The original recipe said you could add a chopped red pepper and cabbage instead of my frozen veggies addition.  Cabbage=gas in infants, so I’m staying away!  Plus frozen is quicker!
- As a side, I picked up some of this individual serving microwave rice packets when they were on sale.  Perfect portions and 1 minute and they’re done!


Other than watching the pan while cooking the ground beef, most of this dish is extremely easy and uses prepared ingredients.  It also makes it easier if your baby’s doing this!:


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