Monday Meal–Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

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Hey!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Last week I was just off since my husband was on vacation and I thought every day was Saturday, therefore, I did not post, sorry! I even forgot to leave out the garbage can and had to run out to the garbage truck once I heard the noise and yes, I  was still in my pj’s. Thanks Kelly (my SIL) for missing my posts!

Anyway, I wanted to share a simple recipe for a quick stir-fry, hooray!  This recipe cleaned out my frig by using up quite a few left overs.  I put just a little over a  pound of beef stew meat in my crock-pot with some beef stock and cooked on HIGH for about seven hours. This cut of meat is pretty tough so it is perfect to use in the crock-pot and cook until tender.  I divided the meat into two separate containers and put them in the frig.  I used one container for this recipe.

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This is a great way to use up any left over veggies. Load up this dish up with any veggies you like! 

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Sautee with a little bit of olive oil.

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Here are my left over rice and beef. 

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This is actually left over for my dish that I will post tomorrow (Chicken Thai Salad, yum!!). I just grilled a diced carrot, red pepper and two cups of shelled edamame.

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I kept the drippings from my beef stew meat and added soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, garlic, honey and salt and pepper.

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My ginger looks a bit rough because I keep it in the freezer, a great way to extend its life.

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Add just a bit of sweetness with some honey.

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Now add mixture to beef, rice and vegetables.

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This dish is loaded with antioxidants, fiber  and protein!  A very filling meal, you just can’t go wrong!  Don’t forget to eat lean beef every week for a great source of iron! Remember iron helps fight fatigue and gives oxygen to your red blood cells.  The meat I used came from a beef top round roast which is super-lean! Only 1.5 grams of saturated fat! Check out Beef Lean Cuts from www.beefnutrition.org.

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Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

1 cup broccoli, diced

1 lb beef stew meat, cooked (place meat and 1 cup beef stock in a crock-pot for about seven hours on high)

2/3 cup rice, cooked

1 1/2 cups grilled veggie mixture (1 diced carrot, 1/2 diced red pepper, 1 cup edamame)

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

2 cloves garlic, grated

1 tbsp grated ginger

1 tbsp honey

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes.  Add cooked beef and rice. Add grilled vegetables with edamame to skillet.

In a small bowl with beef dripping add soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, honey and salt and pepper.  Mix together and add to vegetable beef mixture. Cook for about 2 minutes or until flavors are well-combined.

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  1. […] I started off by grilling a chopped carrot, red pepper and shelled edamame.  Yum, I made extra so I could make this salad a million times!  Plus I also used it in yesterday’s dish, Beef & Broccoli. […]