This is a nice, filling stir fry. When I make this I omit the mushrooms and use all three colors of the bell peppers instead of just one. Also if fresh asparagus is not available I have used frozen asparagus spears(thawed). Though it works out fine, not as good as fresh asparagus.
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon (granules)
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 lb fresh asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 12 ounces boneless beef sirloin, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1 small yellow bell peppers or 1 small red bell peppers or 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, strips
- 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 3 cups hot cooked rice
- Combine water, soy sauce, bouillon and cornstarch in a small bowl.
- Heat oil in large skillet.
- Add asparagus, beef, bell pepper, onion and carot; cook, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink.
- Add mushrooms and green onions; cook until tender.
- Stir in soy sauce mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil and thickens.
- Serve over rice.
- Season with ground black pepper.
Only had 8 oz of sirloin, which I marinated in 1/4 cup Trader Ming's Soyaki, 1/8 cup OJ, 1/8 cup soy sauce, 1 tsp grated ginger & 1 tsp grated garlic. Very tender & flavorful. Sub'd pepper & mushrooms with 1 zuchinni & 1 pkg. of asian stir fry vegetables. Saved the marinade & brought it to a boil (safety) adding the water, soy sauce, bouillon & cornstarch. Coated the stir fry perfectly. Thanks for posting a keeper Christine! Your recipe was perfect, just had to tweak it with what I had and marinading the meat was a good addition.
I felt it needed a little flavor boost so instead of Soy sauce I added szechuan, a bit of garlic and some fresh ginger. This is personal taste and not a reflection on the recipe. The ingredients make an eye appealing colorful dish. I served it with noodles Thanks Christine for posting therecipe. 27 March 08 Made it again served with rice. added few frozen peas and 1 tsp pepper flakes (I do like spice)I really recommend this easy tasty recipe
i made this w/o peppers of any sort, just added more green onion, lots of garlic and added red onion instead of white. as i like my asparagus pretty crisp, i held off on that until right b4 i added the green onion and mushrooms. served over whole grain brown rice. rave reviews!~yummy!