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. Don’t you?
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.
GARLICKY BEEF AND BEAN STIR FRY
Now that my family eats Clean foods (no preservatives and foods as natural made them) I would make a could changes to this recipe. One of them would be substituting the white rice with brown rice. Brown rice has a great flavor and texture to it.
The other change that I would make would be to switch out the white sugar for honey. You can typically switch sugar and honey spoonful by spoonful. Other than that, I think you will find this recipe healthy and easy to make. My family loves a simple beef stir fry recipe and so do I.
Garlicky Beef and Bean Stir-Fry
- 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 ounces of 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 (Can use brown rice)
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. 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. Remove the steak and 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.
The original recipe for this Garlicky Beef and Bean Stir-Fry called for red bell peppers too. We are not fans of bell peppers, so I decided to leave them out. If you don’t have green beans, you could easily substitute broccoli or asparagus.
I know, you are thinking that I am crazy suggesting asparagus, but when they are in season, they are priced reasonably. You would only need about 1/2 of a pound for this recipe. That would cost less than $2.00.
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.
I think this Broccoli Apple Salad with Tahini Dressing would go great with this meal.
Top your meal off with this No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. There is no sugar and it is full of good for you ingredients!