Beef Stir Fry – w/ a Kick !

D’s been happy to be home and enjoy my cooking and baking so tonight I decided to try something new.

I got the recipe off Pinterest, it’s called a 30 minute Saucy Korean Beef Stir Fry, and it is saucy and i do like that. a lot.

I did a few small things different so I’ll link the inspiration and tell you what I did, and what I would change in the future.

BEEF STIR FRY

Beef stir fry meat – (beef top sirloin or flank steak works)

2 tbsp cornstarch, divided

-Marinade

Garlic cloves

White Onion

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

3/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup Mirin

1/3 cup granulated sugar

black peper

2 tsp Sriracha

– Stir Fry

1 zucchini  – sliced in thin strips

2 cups mushrooms

3/4 red bell pepper – sliced in thin strips and cut in half

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

First I made the marinade and put all the beef in it with 1 tbsp cornstarch. I let that sit for at least 15 mins in the fridge covered.

[While waiting I cut up all the veggies.]

I heated my skillet up til it was hot and used a little butter and olive oil to coat the bottom. I removed as much of the onions and all of the beef from the marinade and seared/browned the outsides. I removed them from the pan and placed them aside. Don’t cook them all the way cause they will get tough, don’t worry they will finish cooking when you simmer it later.

I added a tiny bit more olive oil and cooked the veggies for about a minute or 2 in the same skillet.

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I added 1 tbsp more cornstarch to the marinade and whisked it so there were no clumps. Then I added the salt and pepper and put that in the skillet to cook til the sauce thickened – about a minute or two.

Then I added in the rest of the beef so it could finish cooking/ simmering in the sauce and veggies.

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Served it over white rice.

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I think in the future I might add less of the grated ginger, I’ve never been a fan of ginger. But the dish was still amazing ! The kick that the ginger and Sriracha gave was definitely something different for me.

Also I may try it over noodles.

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Hope for happy holidays

I hope you all had a beautiful happy holiday season with your loved ones !

This year I must tell you that I was so sad, D was not coming home for the holidays. Every chance I got I told him that I wished he could home and how we missed him so much. He showed me his practice schedule and I could see it just wasn’t going to be feasible for him to leave because it is a minimum of a day travel time going and a day going back. So I planned to do what we did for Thanksgiving, have my mom’s family come up and spend the holiday at our house. I had already decorated and planned yummy goodies to bake. (Made some almond pound cake,  I wasn’t super pleased with the moisture content of it but the girls at my moms job said I was going to get them fat cause they ate it all lol ). Christmas Eve, I waited patiently at home for them to finally get in and see us.

I worked from home Christmas Eve and baby girl and I spent most of our day on the couch. I had a good long conversation with D’s sister on FaceTime and she asked what were my plans and stuff. I told her that I was sad that D wasn’t coming but at least my mom’s family would be coming up later that day… Finally my mom and them drove in around 5 pm and of course baby girl went straight for her Nana. My little brother playfully said “thats it I’m going home, she doesn’t show us any love” and walked outside. He opened the door but when he walked back inside he was taller and not my little brother… It was D. They had been planning to surprise me for over a month and boy did they ! I cried like a baby. My holidays would be complete, because my little family would be together. Apparently everyone knew but me! His sister stayed on FaceTime with me for so long thinking she would see my surprise in action but they came about a half hour after I hung up with her lol.

It was the best present I could have gotten. Both my babies together, with me. ❤

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