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Sunday Dinner: Thai beef stir-fry

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Stir things up!

What is more fun than stir-fry for dinner? This recipe for Thai beef stir-fry is an easy dish to toss together that will make your family forget about takeout!

Beef stir-fry

Family night in

It's fun to bring dinner in, but it can be even more fun, and equally delicious, when you stay home and make it yourself. This recipe for Thai beef stir-fry is just the thing to bring the family together. It's loaded with veggies, and the sauce is delectable. Serve this with brown rice and it's sure to become your family's favorite replacement for takeout!

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Thai beef stir-fry

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4-pound beef tenderloin, cut into 2-inch-long, thin strips
  • 1-1/2 cups carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, cut into large pieces
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

Directions:

  1. First make the sauce by whisking together the beef broth, brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and remaining seasonings. The liquid will thicken just slightly. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the beef until almost done, then remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add a second tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan and stir-fry the vegetables for three or four minutes so they are soft but still very firm.
  4. Add the meat to the vegetable mixture.
  5. Add the sauce to the mixture and cook for two or three minutes until everything is mixed together and heated through.
  6. Serve over brown rice.

Nothing beats a simple and satisfying stir-fry!

More Sunday Dinners to try

Land, sea and veggie kabobs
Blue cheese BLT wraps
Pork carnitas tacos

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