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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Steak Stir Fry Make It Now or Save For Later

2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ cup all-natural soy sauce   
1 tablespoon sesame oil 
2 tablespoons all-natural stir-fry sauce 
1 pound steak (any kind), sliced thin, 1-2” long pieces 
¼ cup water 
1 teaspoon sugar 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
12 tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil 
23 cups (1 small package) frozen stir-fry vegetables
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 
2 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted peanuts

  • Combine garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, sesame oil, and stir-fry sauce in a large Ziploc bag. Close bag and shake well to combine. Add steak to bag and put in fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Combine water, sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, just until crisp-tender (do not over cook). Remove to plate.
  • Add beef and marinade to hot pan. Stir fry just until meat is cooked through (do not over cook). This only takes 1-2 minutes.
  • Return vegetables to pan and toss with meat and sauce. Bring sauce to a simmer. Then add water/cornstarch mixture to thicken sauce. After sauce thickens (after about a minute or so), remove from heat.
  • Top with with cilantro and peanuts and serve over rice.


Freezer Meal Instructions:
Prepare the different uncooked ingredients and freeze them separately in freezer-safe containers/bags as follows:
– Make the marinade and put the steak in the marinade in a large freezer bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible.
– Mix the cornstarch, sugar, and water and put in small zip-top bag.
– Chop peanuts and put in another small zip-top bag. (Do not prep and freeze cilantro ahead of time.)
– Put all three zip-top baggies into one gallon-sized freezer bag. Freeze with the frozen veggie bag on top or nearby, so the meal is all together.
When ready to cook, thaw steak/marinade, cornstarch mixture, and peanuts in the refrigerator overnight or by running the bags under cold water for several minutes. IMPORTANT: Do not thaw the frozen veggies! Then cook everything according to directions, starting with Step 3. Prepare and garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.

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