Quick and Easy Stir-Fry Beef

"Great and EASY stir fry dish. I found this online in rec.food.recipes. I am planning to try it later this week with tofu for a veggie meal."
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  • Rinse rice in pot, and cook (follow package directions).
  • While the rice is cooking, slice flank steak in thin slices (approximately 2 inches long by a quarter inch wide) and place in marinade.
  • Make sure that the steak is coated in marinade.
  • Wash pea pods and pinch off the ends.
  • Chop the green onions and slice ginger.
  • Heat large skillet on high heat.
  • Drop 1 tbsp olive oil onto skillet.
  • Put meat and marinade in skillet and fry until brown.
  • Add more olive oil if necessary.
  • Add ginger and green onions to skillet.
  • Fry 1 minute.
  • Add the pea pods and water chestnuts.
  • Fry until pea pods are hot but not soggy.
  • The rice should be finished by now.
  • Serve stir-fry over rice.
  • NOTES: I use small package of Green Giant frozen Sugar Snap Peas so I don't have to wash and prepare the fresh vegetables.
  • I microwave them for 2 minutes to defrost them.
  • You could also substitute other vegetables for the pea pods such as chopped broccoli or chopped green peppers.
  • You can also add more vegetables, such as carrots and/or peppers.
  • I also buy the steak "thin sliced", and cut those slices up.
  • Makes it cook really fast and a bit more fun to eat.

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  1. WOW!! This was delicious!! I followed the directions exactly and it was so easy!! The cut of meat was perfect for this dish and the sauce was great! We have made several beef stir-frys. This is by FAR the best!! We were imaging all the other mixtures would could make with this (trying differetn veggies or the starch that you eat it with) I wouldn't make one single change to the meat or marinade....IT IS PERFECT!!
  2. Such a great, easy recipe to throw together--yet so enjoyable! I added ginger in a tube to the marinate and red peps and two Thai chilis to the stir-fry. You could add any vegie, like broccoli. Yums!
  3. I'm sorry but this was awful. So salty, and I didn't even add the salt. Just not an over all flavor I enjoyed.
  4. Very good recipe. However, I hate water chestnuts so I omitted them and added sliced mushrooms. Very flavorful and quick and easy. I also made lo mein instead of rice. Would have been better with rice. Another keeper!
  5. Fantastic and super-easy! My 12-year-old daughter, who doesn't like stir-fry, opened her eyes wide and said, "This is really good!"


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