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Beef and green beans stir-fry.

Beef and green beans stir-fry.

 

Simple flavors and easy to find ingredients from your pantry will make this beef stir-fry a staple in your weekly menu.

Marinated thin strips of beef stir-fried until brown and crispy, the beef is then mixed with ginger-garlic and green beans.

 

If you love a spicy version of a low-carb beef and green bean stir-fry, you’ll want to try this easy dish as well. 

I should also mention this beef stir fry is really good with rice as I have serve this beef green beans dish to my family a couple of times.

The stir-fry is really good for days when you want to skip the coconut milk in your regular beef curry.

beef stir-fried with green beans.

 

Here are 4 ways to make a simple meal out of this beef steak slices and green bean stir-fry.

  • Mix a bowl of leftover rice with the beef and green beans dish.

 

  • Serve with stir-fried or plain noodles, even instant ramen noodles would do.

 

  • If you are following a low carb diet serve the stir fry with a bowl of couscous.

 

  • Serve the beef and green beans stir-fry with a few slices of garlic bed.

 

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easy to make low carb, gluten free stir-fry made with crispy beef and green beans, an easy side dish for dinner.

Utensils and appliances needed.

Chopping board and knife

Large wok or deep skillet.

Large bowl

Wooden spoon

 

More stir-fry recipes!

Chicken teriyaki stir-fry

Sri Lankan canned mackerel fish stir-fry.

Devilled beef stir-fry.

Devilled chicken stir fry.

Green beans and potato stir-fry

Thai cashew chicken stir-fry.

 

Storage

Once cooled, place the beef and green bean stir-fry in a pyrex or glass container, cover and refrigerate, use within three days.

 

Freezing

Would recommend freezing only up to a week. 

 

Heating

Remove from freezer, leave it to reach room temperature and then reheated over the stovetop or microwave, a few teaspoons of water can help remove the dryness of the stir-fry.

 

Stop food wastage by

Consider how many adults and kids are there, how many servings per individual and cook as per these requirements to avoid food waste as much as possible.

Any leftovers can be added to scrambled eggs, omelette, shakshouka or quick fried rice.

 

recipe difficulty level.

 

How to make green beans

and beef stir fry

 

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients.

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

 

500g of flank steak

5 tablespoons of oil(to be used both to marinade and stir fry)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon of sugar

250g of green beans trimmed(you can use frozen green beans as well)

2 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes(increase as per your need)

1/4 cup water

Salt to season

1 tbs lime juice(optional)

 

Method

Have all the ingredients ready for the stir-fry.

Beef- the flank steak should be cut into thin long slices and against the grain.

If you are using any other cuts of beef, remove any excess fat and cut them long and against the grain.

If you have cut the beef into thicker slices, make sure to pound them between a piece of cling film.

The idea of stir-frying the beef is to cook them fast over high heat but still cook them thoroughly if you cut the beef slices too thick this will not happen.

 

Marinating the beef

slices for the stir-fry.

 

Place the slices of beef in a bowl, combine oil(2 tbs), soy sauce(1/4 cup), sugar(1 tbs)together.

Mix until sugar is dissolved, pour into the bowl and combine well with the beef. leave the beef to marinate for 30 minutes.

 

How to make the beef

and green bean stir fry.

 

Place a skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
 
Add the beef with the marinade into the wok and cook the beef.
 
 
Toss the beef around until all-natural juice and the marinade evaporates, then reduce heat and cook the beef until slightly brown. (5-7 minutes)

Make sure to toss the beef around so they don’t stick to the pan, once the beef is slightly crispy transfer it to a plate.

 

Place the same pan over low medium heat, pour in the oil(3 tbs), add the trimmed green beans(frozen green can be used as well, 250g) with the ginger-garlic paste(2 tbs) and stir fry for a few minutes(2-3 minutes)

green beans stir fried in ginger garlic.

 

Once the green beans are semi-cooked, add the beef to the wok.beef added to the green beans.

 

 

Add turmeric(1/2 tsp), red chilli flakes(1 tsp), salt to season and 1/4 cup water to the pan. cook over low medium heat while stirring the ingredient.

 

Cover with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes, until water is reduced forming a thick sauce at the bottom, continue to toss and cook until the sauce coats the beef and green beans.adding chilli flakes and turmeric to the beef stir fry.

 

 

Taste and season with salt if necessary and add a dash of lime juice to bring all the flavors together.

Serve warm with any of the meal options given above.

beef and green bean stir fry done.

Yield: 4

Beef and green beans stir-fry.

Beef and green beans stir-fry.

Simple flavors and easy to find ingredients from your pantry will make this beef stir-fry a staple in your weekly menu.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 500g of flank steak
  • 5 tablespoons of oil(to be used both to marinade and stir fry)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 250g of green beans trimmed(you can use frozen green beans as well)
  • 2 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes(increase as per your need)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt to season
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice(optional)

Instructions

Have all the ingredients ready for the stir-fry.

Beef- the flank steak should be cut into thin long slices and against the grain.

If you are using any other cuts of beef, remove any excess fat and cut them long and against the grain.

If you have cut the beef into thicker slices, make sure to pound them between a piece of cling film.

The idea of stir-frying the beef is to cook them fast over high heat but still cook them thoroughly if you cut the beef slices too thick this will not happen.

 

MARINATING THE BEEF

SLICES FOR THE STIR-FRY.

 

Place the slices of beef in a bowl, combine oil(2 tbs), soy sauce(1/4 cup), sugar(1 tbs)together.

Mix until sugar is dissolved, pour into the bowl and combine well with the beef. leave the beef to marinate for 30 minutes.

 

HOW TO MAKE THE BEEF

AND GREEN BEAN STIR FRY.

 

Place a skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
 
Add the beef with the marinade into the wok and cook the beef.
 
Toss the beef around until all-natural juice and the marinade evaporates, then reduce heat and cook the beef until slightly brown. (5-7 minutes)

Make sure to toss the beef around so they don’t stick to the pan, once the beef is slightly crispy transfer it to a plate.

Place the same pan over low medium heat, pour in the oil(3 tbs), add the trimmed green beans(frozen green can be used as well, 250g) with the ginger-garlic paste(2 tbs) and stir fry for a few minutes(2-3 minutes)

Once the green beans are semi-cooked, add the beef to the wok.

Add turmeric(1/2 tsp), red chilli flakes(1 tsp), salt to season and 1/4 cup water to the pan. cook over low medium heat while stirring the ingredient.

 

Cover with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes, until water is reduced forming a thick sauce at the bottom, continue to toss and cook until the sauce coats the beef and green beans.

Taste and season with salt if necessary and add a dash of lime juice to bring all the flavors together.

Serve warm with any of the meal options given above.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1226mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 37g

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