Quick Beef Stirfry

Now, I know that many people will look at that and say that a stirfry is quick.  However, I use this title to distinguish it from what I would call a proper stirfry… basically, I use a packet of ready made sauce. 

Frequently life is just too short to get out all the bottles and jars, grab the herbs and spices and start from scratch.  For a single gal like myself, cooking for one, it is just plain easier to grab a packet of sauce and use that as a base to work with and get an instant mix of flavours.  That being said, I have yet to find a packet of sauce I would eat just as it is, I always add something.

You could use any meat or even tofu if you wanted but I have discovered that Tesco only seem to sell steaks in larger packs, which are more than enough for one meal of just steak.  I had one large one left and it was a little dry from being in the fridge for a few days so a good, saucy, stirfry seemed like a great idea. 

Makes 3 small servings, a generous dinner and lunch the next day! (Yes, I am that person!) or a light dinner for two.

1 largeish beef frying steak
1 small onion, finely chopped
a handful of white cabbage, chopped 
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 large tin mixed chinese vegetables, drained *
1 packet Blue Dragon Chow Mein Sauce
4 tbsp oyster sauce

– Finely slice your steak into thin strips. 
– Heat a good splash of oil in a wok or large frying pan. 
– Add the onion and cabbage with a pinch of salt and stir fry for a few minutes on a moderate to high heat until just starting to brown. 
– Add the steak and the garlic and stir fry until the meat is just browned. 
– Add the vegetables and cook until piping hot. 
– Add the packet of sauce and the oyster sauce and stir well to evenly spread throughout the dish. 
– Simmer gently for 5-10 minutes. 
– Serve over rice garnished with a little chopped spring onion. 

* Blue Dragon do a decent one with bamboo shoots, beansprouts, baby corn and some other stuff, it’s a good way of getting a nice mix of vegetables without having to buy three tonnes of the things.  I know I couldn’t eat an entire bag of beansprouts, we rarely managed it even as a family of four!


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2 responses to “Quick Beef Stirfry

  1. That looks yummy! I love dishes like this 😀

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