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Simple Asian Beef Stir-Fry

Simple Asian Beef Stir-Fry

Stir-fries are the ultimate in fast Paleo meals – you get the protein and the vegetables all done in one frying pan, and in just a few minutes of cooking time; no waiting for a whole chicken to roast. This particular variation on the theme is full of crunchy snow peas and tender steak slices, with a savory-sweet sauce and as much hot pepper as you want.

If you’re a fan of Chinese takeout, this is a great way to stop that itch in its tracks: it probably has more flavor than whatever you can get from your local delivery place, and it’s much better for you. And counting time spent ordering and waiting for your food, it’s probably even faster!

Stir-fry can be a complete meal all on its own, or serve it over a big pile of cauliflower “rice” (or actual rice, if you’re doing a variation on Paleo that includes white rice). And if you have a little bit of leftovers that isn’t quite enough for a meal, throw it into a frittata or omelet and try the flavors that way – it’s a nice way to avoid food waste and perk up your morning eggs at the same time.

Simple Asian Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 20 min.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. steak, thinly sliced;
  • 10 oz. snow peas or sliced asparagus;
  • 10 oz. mushrooms, thinly sliced;
  • 1/3 cup. coconut aminos;
  • 2 tbsp. honey;
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced;
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger;
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar;
  • 1 hot pepper, sliced; (optional)
  • Cooking fat;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
Beef stir-fry preparation

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the coconut aminos, honey, garlic, ginger, and vinegar.
  2. Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover the snow peas. Bring the water to a boil, add the peas, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the snow peas from the hot water and set them aside.
  3. Melt some cooking fat in a skillet placed over a high heat.
  4. Brown the mushrooms on each side (1-2 minutes per side) and remove from the pan, but leave the pan on the stove.
  5. In the same skillet, now over high heat, brown the meat on each side until cooked through.
  6. Lower the heat to medium, add the hot pepper, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Add back the snow peas, mushrooms, and sauce from Step 1.
  8. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, and serve.