Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Spicy Beef

This is a fairly quick meal to make. It can easily be made in 20-30 minutes and most of that is simmer time. It has flavor but is not "hot" spicy. Stir fried veggies would go great with this dish.

1/4 cup olive or corn oil
Dash of crushed red pepper (I don't use this)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ginger powder or 6 slices of fresh ginger chopped
1 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves of fresh crushed garlic
1 lb thinly sliced top chuck steak, flank or sirloin
1/2 cup dry cooking sherry
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar

Get all ingredients ready. Slice steak into 2" x 1" x 1/8" pieces and set aside. Heat sauce pan until hot. Add oil, red pepper, paprika and ginger. Fry until pepper turns slightly brown (do not overcook, it will burn fast). Add the garlic and beef. Stir until all of the beef changes color. Add sherry, soy sauce, salt and sugar. Cover and stir occasionally over a medium-high heat for about 20 minutes or until the sauce is almost gone.

Serve over your favorite type of rice.


starlight11500 said...

so "blog administrator", did someone leave a weird comment on here, is that why it was deleted? I hate when people do that. mmmmm that beef dish sounds a LOT like what I made tonight for dinner. We had beef stir fry with sweet and sour sauce and frozen veggies added served over brown rice. It was eh...ok. Michael liked it , so that's good. I don't know if I could cook that beef recipe, we don't really like peppers

Megan said...

No, the comment I deleted was from a friend. I deleted it because it had a full email address in it. Email addresses can get found on the internet by spybots and then they start sending spam to the email addresses. That's why it's good to type your email address out with the "at" instead of @.

You don't have to put the peppers in the recipe. I don't. :)

Sarah said...

It looks like the recipe calls for "crushed red pepper" which is a dry, spicy seasoning - not actual peppers. So, even if you don't like peppers, this adds the kick to the recipe - and a little goes a long way. :) If you're not fond of spicy food though, you might want to avoid it. Looks good, though - I'll have to try it!

Sarah said...

This is an amazing dish. So yummy!! Megan, I have the recipe but have still only made it once. When this aweful morning sickness is over I'll have to make it again.

Sarah said...

I'm just now getting around to making this recipe and I noticed that a couple of the ingredients have incomplete measurements listed. Both the oil and the soy sauce don't say 1/4 of what? A cup? I'm not really a "wing-in" kind of cook, so I like to try a recipe exactle the first time around. :)