Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sweet and Sour Stir Fry

A stir fry of fresh vegetables and steak with a light homemade sweet and sour sauce.

Stir Fry


I recently bought a wok. I felt compelled to do this for a couple of reasons. Number one: it was on clearance and clearance shopping is my specialty. Number two: I have never owned one, and being a collector of all things kitchen, it had to come home with me. 

Of course, I had to play with my new toy right away. So off to the kitchen I went, gathering ingredients so I could christen the new wok. Basically winging it as I went along, adding a little of this and a little of that to the sauce and using the veggies I had on hand. Note, I really wanted a red pepper, but green was what I had. Wouldn't the red have added to the color punch? Just a side note for you! Anyways, this stir fry turned out awesome! A light sauce that is a little tangy and a little sweet and doesn't over power the vegetables or steak.

Stir Fry

Don't fret if you don't have a wok, you can still make this in a regular saute pan or skillet. I have always made stir fry in a regular pan before my great clearance aisle wok find. So don't let that stop you from making this sweet and tangy stir fry!

Do you have a favorite stir fry recipe? Wok or no wok?

 Light Sweet and Sour Stir Fry


Stir Fry:
1 Pound Eye of Round Steak – Cut into cubes
4 Cups Fresh Broccoli Florets
1 Medium Onion-Sliced
1 Bell Pepper - Sliced
2 Cups Baby Carrots
2 Cups Sliced Button Mushrooms
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil

Sauce:
3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
1 Tablespoon Freshly Grated Ginger
3 Pressed or Minced Garlic Cloves
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds

In a bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and cornstarch until thoroughly combined. Make sauce while steak is cooking.

Place non-stick pan over medium high heat, add one tablespoon canola oil.  Allow pan to heat for several minutes before adding steak, brown steak to your preference. Remove steak from pan and place to the side.

Add vegetables and sauce to juices in pan and cook until vegetables reach desired consistency, stirring once every couple of minutes. I cooked until tender crisp, approximately ten minutes. Add steak back to pan and heat through. Sprinkle top with sesame seeds.

I served this with rice that had been cooked with beef bouillon added to the cooking water. I added one cube for every one cup of water. Perfect with this stir fry!

Enjoy!


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25 comments:

  1. Hi Christy, your sweet sour stir fry look very appetizing, Great combination, guess I can finish the whole plate. LOL

    Have a nice day, regards.

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    1. Thank you Amelia, it was delicious. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. We love stir-fries and your recipe looks great !

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  3. Ooo this sounds lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at Come Along Ponds!

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    1. Thank you Megan and thank you for hosting a great party!

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  4. I love using my wok! Stir-fry tastes way better when you make it in a wok. I will have to try this recipe sometime. I love sweet and sour chicken, so I'm sure I will love this. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings!

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    1. I loved using the new wok. I am sure it will get a work out! Thanks for visiting and hosting Jenna. I love sharing at Hump Day Happenings!

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  5. Another great recipe I need to try. My list is so long now.

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    1. Thank you Heidi. I'm glad it is on the list :)

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  6. Thank you so much for attending week 11 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. This stirfry looks like a fantastic meal to whip up midweek :) I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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    1. Thank you Nicole. Always happy to link up at Pure Blog Love, it is a fantastic party!

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  7. G'day Looks great! All blog comments appreciated and sharing is caring today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List #SayGdayParty pinned

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    1. Thanks Joanne, love linking up at Say G'Day!

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  8. What a great cook you must be! sweet and sour stir fry is always great for a quick and easy meal!
    Love if you share your amazing recipes at my Party
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-4/ Maria

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    1. Thank you Maria, it is a quick and healthy meal. So glad you stopped by!

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  9. Oh boy, these looks amazing! I absolutely loving making Asian dishes at home. Of course, this could be because we don't have a decent Chinese restaurant in our tiny town, but just saying' :) Found you over on Yesterfood, have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Jessica, I totally understand! Thanks for visiting and you have a great weekend too!

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  10. Hello gorgeous! I'm licking my lips right now, it looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday~Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, it is yummy. Thanks for pinning and tweeting, wouldn't miss your wonderful party for anything :)

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  11. Stir fries are simply one of the best meals!! I love them. Love the sweet and sour addition too.....yum!!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Hi Catherine, I agree. I love that you can mix and match the vegetables to your preference! Love linking up at Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning!

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  12. I love stir-fry! They're so tasty and so quick. The perfect go to weeknight meal when you're feeling lazy. YUM! Thanks for linking up with #FoodieFridays!

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    1. They are quick and easy, perfect for busy nights! Thanks for visiting Christie.

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