Beef Stir Fry Cooked and Served
Beef Stir Fry is a meal that can be prepared and cooked in under half an hour and it all looks so professional. Trim the beef of fat and you have a very healthy meal.
Stir frying as a technique came into being when the wok was perfected in China in the mid 1300s. Originally, a stone stove (with a hole in the top where the wok could be placed) was heated to a high temperature to heat the wok. Oil and various other ingredients were placed in the wok and quickly cooked.
This retains the colour of the ingredients and seals in moisture, it also helps the ingredients retain their natural taste and nutritional value.
450g rump or sirloin steak
Small can (225g / 8oz) of chopped tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 red sweet pepper
150g / 5oz bean sprouts
80g / 3oz sugar snaps
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ glass red wine
1 garlic clove
Chilli powder - just the tip of a teaspoon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1½ beef stock cubes (e.g. OXO)
Trim the beef and slice into thinnish strips - see picture above for all prepared ingredients.
Remove the seeds and pith from the red pepper and slice into strips.
Thinly slice the onions and separate (see picture above).
Slice and crush the garlic.
Finely crumble the stock cube onto a saucer.
Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a wok / frying pan on a high heat. Add the beef slices to the pan and fry at high heat for 3 minutes until the beef is well browned. Keep turning the beef as it cooks. Sprinkle the crumbled stock cube as evenly as possible over the beef and turn the beef vigorously for 30 seconds.
Cooking beef stir fry
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and turn the heat down a bit to medium high.
Add the sliced pepper and onion to the pan, stir frequently for 4 minutes.STEP 3
Add the bean sprouts, garlic, chilli powder, red wine and ground ginger to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes turning the ingredients all the time.
Add the tomatoes, red wine and garlic and cook for another two minutes turning frequently.
Serve onto a warm plate.
Remaining ingredients added to Beef Stir Fry