Szechuan Beef Stir Fry

I don’t have much to report this week.  It’s hot and I love it, that just won’t cut it right?  😉 Today’s temps. calling for 98, I’m sorry to say I’m in my glory! I have sweats on at 78 degrees people…geesh!!  I had my heater on at work yesterday because they have the air sooooo cold!  I need more “heat” people like me at work!

Don’t know if you seen it on facebook but, my son is coming home from Afghanistan in a couple weeks…woot! This is one happy Mama here!!  Should be around July 11th.  I just hope he stays home to see the birth of his son, which will be the end of September. Praise God, he’ll be out of the war one though!!!

Other than that, I gots nothing.  So on with the recipe…

Szechuan Beef Stir Fry

1 lb. flank steak
2 T. reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 t. dark sesame oil, divided
3 T. mirin
1 T. oyster sauce
1 1/2 t. sugar
2 t. cornstarch
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. minced fresh ginger
1/4 t. crushed red pepper
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pkg. (8 oz.) broccoli, thawed
1/4 lb. pea pods

Cut flank steak lengthwise into 2 strips.  Slice across the grain into 1/8-inch thick strips.

In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, 2 t. sesame oil, mirin, oyster sauce, sugar and cornstarch.  Add the beef strips and stir to coat.

Heat remaining 2 t. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper, cook 30 seconds.

Add bell pepper and broccoli; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

Add pea pods and stir-fry for 45 seconds.  Remove vegetables from skillet (keep warm). (Okay, I added the pea pods and beef at the same time, the cooking time was going to be the same, sorry for the mass confusion ;)).

Stir-fry the beef strips (half at a time) 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink.

Return vegetables and beef to skillet and heat through.

*Suggestion: Serve over hot cooked rice.

Serves: 4

Recipe adapted from Texas Beef Council.

Have a wonderful weekend y’all!

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About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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11 Responses to Szechuan Beef Stir Fry

  1. Looks really delicious!

  2. Jenna says:

    I’m so glad your son is coming home soon–and I hope he gets to stay home for a good, long time!

  3. biz319 says:

    Hooray for your son coming home! So exciting. And a good stir fry is amazing – love it!

  4. This looks absolutely incredible!!! I love how saucy and flavoursome it is 🙂

    Cheers
    CCU

  5. Mary says:

    This sounds delicious and it has wonderful color. We love Asian-inspired dishes and this would be devoured at my table. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings…Mary

  6. Veronica says:

    I hope it make up for my lag-time in getting to your blogs for you to know that yours is the ONLY ONLY ONLY blog I check by actually typing the address into the URL. And I do that b/c your updates are still going to the folder that I check infrequently. So you’re important to me, even if I’m always slow in getting to your blogs. I’m excited too that Derek is coming home. Oh, that reminds me, you mentioned something you said to him about you and his fiancee being the only ones to send care packages and yes you’re right, because no I never did send one. I know you have it covered but I did mean to send a letter. I guess I didn’t put as much importance on it knowing he’s on f/b and talking to you via skype. But I’m sure he would have appreciated some personal mail–shame on me. 😦 Anyway, love your stir fry and you go one with your heat loving self and absorb as much of it as you can before it’s gone!

    • Suzie says:

      Awww, that made me smile V, I’m glad you take the time to type it in too! No worries on when you get here, I’m just happy you do get here at all 🙂 We all get busy with our lives, Derek had plenty going on and I send HUGE care packages…lol!
      I’m in denial that it’s soon to be July, that means one month of heat already went bye-bye, so sad 😦 tee hee 😉

  7. MisBehaved says:

    Congrats on the happy news about your son’s return home! I hope your wish for him to remain home until his son is born comes true, as well. 🙂
    The recipe looks yummy but I don’t think it would fly well with our patchwork crew so I’ll store it for a night when us adults with taste are alone lol. Trying to blend the eating habits of 5 childrens from 2 very different households (think the Osbornes marry the Bradys & you see us) is a challenge and beyond. This kid or that one doesn’t like red stuff, green stuff, meat stuff…the list goes on and on. 1 week into the marriage I made the stepkids cry by putting pepper in the mac-n-cheese, kid you not. We stick with *safe* foods around here and good lord I wanna die of boredom from it! I live vicariously through people like you who get to cook REAL foods that look scrumptious! 😉

    • Suzie says:

      Thank you, it’s been a trying time but, this Mama is smiling now 🙂
      I had to laugh at your household references! Too funny. I can just imagine what a challenge that would be though…yikes!! Mine was a picky eater and I only have one with the exception of picky husband too…ha! He even balks at green stuff, etc.!! Geesh, cut a woman a break 😉 I lived with the boredom for years too but, then decided to tell my hubby to find other things to eat and he has survived 😀

  8. Rhonda says:

    That is so awesome that your son is returning!! Give him a big thank you from us! I am liking the heat here, but it will be 112 today and was 111 yesterday, it is a little TOO hot 🙂

    • Suzie says:

      Thanks Rhonda! And I will tell him 🙂
      That is a bit much heat, I think I might be a bit miserable in that too. Yes, I said that outloud…lol! We’re talking 90’s to 100’s this week, I plan on working and getting in the pool…that’s about it!! 😉

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