Mertzie's Spicy Steak Stir Fry

Michelle Koletar/Mertz

By
@Mertzie

Stir fry probably is what my son requests the most often for dinner, so I make it often. I like coming up with various combinations/seasonings. This one is a keeper. Just the right amount of heat for us without being "burny." My son told me I needed to post how I made the stir fry tonight, so that is what I am doing. :) (The pic shows garlicky chicken and broccoli also, as I make a LOT of food.) Enjoy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2/3
pound of steak (i like flat iron), -- bring to room temp & cut in thin strips
6
oz. mushrooms, sliced
1
small onion, cut into strips
1
green pepper, cut into strips
10
cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
3
tsps sesame oil + more for pan
1/2
cup beef broth
4 Tbsp
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
rice vinegar
Tbsp
heaping, of garlic chili paste (use more if you like it really spicy)
3 tsp
cornstarch
dash of chinese 5-spice (if you don't have it, use some ginger if you wish)
salt, ground black pepper,

Directions Step-By-Step

1
I like to have all my veggies chopped the night before or morning of to make it easy when I get home from work. Heat your wok or large fry pan to high. Add enough canola oil to cover bottom and add a splash of sesame oil. As this is heating....
2
Whisk together the sauce (I just use a fork): sesame oil, soy, rice vinegar, chili garlic paste, and cornstarch. Make sure there are no cornstarch lumps. Set aside.
3
Add your steak slices, onions and peppers to the pan. (I keep them separate for ease of flipping the steak pieces). Salt the peppers & onions lightly. When bottom of steak gets seared, toss to other side. Toss the onions & peppers frequently for a minute or two. As they get soft, add the mushrooms and toss. Then add the tomatoes, and toss everything together.
4
Add beef broth a little at a time until you feel it is the right amount of liquid. Simmer for a minute or two, then add the soy mixture sauce. Add a generous amount of fresh ground black pepper. Add salt to your liking -- I don't need any.
5
Coat evenly and once it all is covered & hot -- you are ready to dig in with a bowl of rice. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Steaks and Chops
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids