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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Honey-Balsamic Beef Stir Fry

Ok.. I'm back.. and things SEEM to be working again.... nothing like starting the week off with blogger issues :)

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and an even better weekend!  I had a couple extra days off of work and am ready to face the world again.... I think :)  Either way, the show must go on, right, so here we are ... Monday has arrived and with it, a new tasty recipe.  This stir fry was simple and delicious.  My two favorites things to come out of the kitchen!  The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that I cut the steak funny.  Not so funny enough that it was tough, it's just not as pretty as it would have been had the slices been thinner.  Oh well.. if that's the worse of it, I think I did pretty well... don't you?

Honey-Balsamic Beef Stir Fry
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
Printable Recipe 
1 lbs beef sirloin or top round steak, thinly sliced against the grain
1/2 cup beef broth
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 cup tightly packed baby spinach leaves

In a measuring cup, mix together the beef broth, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, cornstarch, red pepper flakes, and ginger until well combined.

In a wok or non-stick deep skillet, over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil.  Add beef and quickly stir fry for 1 minute.  Add the onion and pepper and continue to stir fry another 4-5 minutes or until the beef is cooked through.  Add the spinach and stir to combine.  Pour in the broth mixture and stir to combine.  As soon as the mixture starts to bubble, remove from heat, stirring to combine.  Serve over rice or noodles.  Enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

This is exactly what I need to do with a piece of thin-cut ribeye I have frozen. One-dish meals are my friend.

Big Dude said...

Glad your problem is gone. I like the color the spinach brings to this dish complimenting the red pepper.

Mom said...

Glad you're back! I know I'm making this tonight!

Mary said...

You know I am all over the stir fry ideas! This looks delicious and the meat looks perfect to me. It doesn't seem to matter how thin I slice meat, once it is cooked it always looks funny to me!

Pam said...

Welcome back! It looks like a simple and delicious dish.

Chris said...

Well, if you would quit hosting "those questionable web sites" on your picasa account, you'd be fine (ha ha ha).

Speaking of laughter, you steak doesn't look too funny to me ;) Great looking dish Jenn.

You're right, going back to work was tough this week.

Cranberry Morning said...

I was going to make a beef stirfry for dinner, but by the time we got home we'd eaten so many cashews and mixed nuts that neither of us was hungry for dinner. Now I'm glad that happened, for I can make your honey balsamic beef stir fry tomorrow night! Thanks, Jenn. and glad things are working on Blogger again. Such a pain, huh!

Carla said...

Yum, looks good. I will give it a try. Thanks!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

You always do a nice job and that steak looks good to me. And this recipe sounds like a good one. I'm with Big Dude, the pepper and spinach make this a nice looking dish. So glad your problems are fixed. I need to answer your email.

Jeff Gutierrez said...

Another winner from the Sauce Queen! I loved this Jenn and had to post about it, but I totally linked back to you. Thanks for the delicious recipe! Cheers!

Jenn said...

Awhhh.. thanks so much Jeff! I got on your site and your pictures look better than mine - I'm jealous!!! Thanks for the shout out!