Stir-frying or quickly sauteing thin strips of meat and vegetables is one of the easiest and fastest way to cook meals. What’s more, it retains most of the nutrients in vegetables because they are usually half-cooked. Stir-fried foods also do not retain much oil that’s why they are healthier as compared to deep-fried foods.
Fat-Free Beef Stir Fry
2-3 Sprays olive oil
2-3 Garlic cloves, chopped
4 Spring onions, trimmed and chopped
1-2 Fresh jalapeno chilies, deseeded and chopped
1 Orange pepper, deseeded and cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon Orange juice
1-2 teaspoon Hoisin sauce, or to taste
3 oz Rocket or watercress
4 oz Large field mushrooms, sliced
4 oz Mangetouts, trimmed and cut in half diagonally
5 oz Beef steak, such as topside (fat removed), cut into thin strips
Heat a wok then spray in the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the beef and stir-fry for one (1) minute or until brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove and reserve.
Add the pepper, spring onions, chilies and garlic and stir-fry for two (2) minutes. Add the mangetouts and mushrooms and stir-fry for a further two (2) minutes.
Return the beef to the wok and add the hoisin sauce and orange juice. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the beef is tender and the vegetables are tender but still firm to the bite. Stir in the rocket and stir-fry until it starts to wilt. Serve immediately, divided equally between 4 warmed bowls.
* Serves 4.
Meat shops normally have packs of pre-cut beef for stir-frying. Rib eye, sirloin, top loin, tenderloin, and various shoulder parts are the most tender beef cuts ideal for stir-frying. You may also use round sirloin steaks, top round or flank for this purpose.
Watch Gordon Ramsay easy steps on how to Stir Fry Beef.
So why not try this recipe today? It’s a healthy, low cholesterol way of preparing your meal.