Garlicky Beef and Bean Stir-Fry uses a less expensive cut of beef and family favorite vegetables.
Making sure that my family eats great meals that are well balanced and inexpensive is my goal. I work hard at making sure we don’t eat the same meal every week. This is not only for them, but for me too. I get tired of making the same recipe over and over again.
Of course, there are some recipes that are worth repeating! This Garlicky Beef and Bean Stir-Fry may be one of the recipes that finds it’s way on our menu on a regular basis.
When looking for the beef you need to make this recipe, make sure you look at a few of the inexpensive cuts. If they are cut thin and/or tenderized, they will be fine. I only purchase beef that is on sale. It is one way I make sure that I am sticking to preparing a meal for $5.00 or less.
- 4 Tbsp. sugar
- 6 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
- 8 tsp. minced garlic
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 (10-oz) sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
- 1 lb green beans, cut into 2 - inch pieces (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 3 cups hot cooked rice
- Combine first 5 ingredients. Gradually whisk in 3 Tbsp. oil; transfer to a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak; seal. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Pour steak and marinade into a bowl. Transfer steak to a wok, reserving marinade. Stir-fry steak in 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat 1/ 1/2 minutes or until browned. Remove steak and place in a bowl. Transfer green beans to pan and stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- Whisk cornstarch into reserved marinade. Stir Cornstarch mixture into vegetable mixture. stir-fry 30 seconds or until sauce thickens. Stir steak into green beans and stir-fry 30 seconds. Remove from heat, serve over rice.
I really hope you will give this recipe a try. I have a great recipe for Orange Pork Stir-Fry that you will love too!
Please note that costs are based on prices in my area. The beef and beans were purchased on sale. The other ingredients were in my pantry.
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