2014 Blogger Challenge: week 6

The sixth post for our #2014BloggerChallenge is all about food!  I recently stumbled upon this awesome recipe , and when G told me it was the “best meal I had ever cooked” I almost fell out of my chair.  Naturally, I had to commemorate the occasion with a facebook post– and many of my friends asked for the recipie!  So I figured, maybe you guys would like the recipie as well!   This meal is pretty easy, honestly the hardest (and most time consuming part) is slicing the beef and the peppers.  Once that’s done you’re ready to rock and roll!

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir Fry with Garlic and Red Pepper Edamame

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir Fry with Garlic and Red Pepper Edamame

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir Fry with Garlic and Red Pepper Edamame

Warning: This dinner definitely has some heat to it.

If you aren’t a spicy food person, this might not be the dinner for you

Stir Fry Ingredients*: (*Since it’s just G and I, I do my best to cook for only the two of us. As such, this recipe yields enough to serve 2-3 people– if you’re cooking for more you may want to double the recipe.)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain (if you’re like me and have no idea what this means, check out this article here)
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Stir Fry Prep:

  1. Slice: steak, peppers, onions
  2. cover a baking pan in foil
  3. turn oven on low

Stir Fry Steps:

  1. Heat sesame oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet over high heat  (I used this wok from Pampered Chef that we got as a gift)
  2. Add beef and sauté 3 minutes or until browned
  3. Remove beef from wok and keep warm ( I put the beef on a baking sheet lined with foil, and stuck it in the oven turned on low)
  4. Add pepper and onion to wok, sauté for 6 minutes or until tender
  5. While the pepper & onion is cooking, whisk together soy sauce, Sriracha, and cornstarch in a small bowl
  6. Return the beef to the pan with peppers & onions, stir in soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil
  7. Cook, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.

Edamame Ingredients:

  • 1 bag frozen edamame
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Edamame Steps:

  1. Cook edamame according to bag instructions ( I boiled mine for 5 minutes)
  2. In a skillet heat olive oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes over medium heat
  3. Once heated, throw in the edamame and stir around for 1-2 minutes to ensure edamame is coated with oil/garlic/pepper mixture.
  4. Remove from heat and salt to taste

If you give this dinner a try, be sure to let me know what you thought!

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