Easy Beef Stir-Fry


Happy Friday!  This week is flying by and the kids and I are having a great summer.  I was a little worried about having all the kids home for the entire day but our trips to the pool, zoo, library, science center and more sure help make the day go smoothly!  Well, here’s to a super simple meal that can made and put together in just minutes.  Perfect for those busy nights when you get home and everyone is hungry now!  Don’t ya just love those night, ha, when the kids go straight to the freezer and grab a popsicle or cookie right before dinner, ugh! A big huge ugh! Anyway . . .

First I browned some cubed stir-fry beef. Once it was cooked I set it aside and started sautéing onions with olive oil in a skillet. Then I added an entire bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables plus an extra can of water chestnuts because at our house we just can’t get enough of them!


Next comes the special simple soy and ginger sauce.


Cover the pan with lid and let it cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Add beef to mixture and dinner is done! 


Easy Beef Stir-Fry  (Serves 4)


1 pound cubed stir-fry beef

2 tbsp canola oil

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 bag frozen stir-fry vegetable blend

1 (8-oz) can water chestnuts, drained


3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp water

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp garlic

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


In a non-stick skillet sauté beef until brown.  Remove cooked beef and set aside (may use a separate skillet) Add oil, onion and frozen vegetable to pan and sauté vegetables until slightly tender.  Add water chestnuts.  In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, water, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Pour mixture over vegetables.  Add cooked beef and cover pan for 8 to 10 minutes until flavors have combined. Serve on a bed of your favorite rice!

*(Nutrition facts per the beef and vegetable mixture, rice not included)

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories: 240; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Fat: 2g; Protein: 22 g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Sodium: 600mg; Sugar: 3g; Trans Fat: 0g; Daily nutritional values: 10% vitamin A; 25% vitamin C; 4% calcium; 20% iron