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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Quick spicy beef stir fry


Looking for something simple and easy to whip up after a busy day ? 

I bet there are several kinds of veggies inside that fit to bursting fridge of yours ^___^ ''

Stir frying is one great way to use some of those veggies that has been skulking in there  ....

Most stir fries will take less than 15 minutes to prepare all ingredients and about 6 minutes to actually cook it ! 

But then if you're just like me who's fond of dilly dallying when preparing the things to be cook sometimes , it'll take more than that heh ! 

I've cooked this dish several times already and it's a spin from my fave beef short ribs with pineapple .
I used beef short ribs in this dish but you can use beef tenderloin or pork , chicken breast / tenders ; shrimp or tofu if you want a much more healthier option .

I love to use short ribs , they are more tender and moist after cooking as long as you won't overcooked it .

If you've seen some of my stir fry recipes ,  I almost always use bell peppers , not for its nutrients but for its color lol

The combination of the succulent beef , sweet and tangy pineapple and the crunch of bell peppers were just wonderful ! 

Go check your fridge and get cracking !


Serves 2

100 grams beef short ribs , cut off the bones and slice in strips 
1 small each of red and green bell pepper , sliced
2 pineapple slices ( from canned pineapple ) or more if prefer , cut
3 tablespoons pineapple juice 
2 small shallots , cut into quarters
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1 clove garlic , minced
1/4 tsp garlic powder ( add another garlic if you don't have it ) 
1/2 soy sauce
1/2 tsp brown sugar
few drops of sesame oil 
1/4 tsp tapioca starch or cornstarch
some salt and black ground pepper
some spring onion for garnish

* Marinate beef with garlic powder and a dash of pepper for 10 minutes .

* In a small bowl , combine the starch , pineapple juice , sugar and sesame oil , mix well .

* In medium high heat , using a large skillet or a nonstick pan , pour about teaspoon of olive oil , swirl to coat sides , add in the beef slices when the oil is hot and stir fry for 30 seconds or so to sear the meat , transfer to a plate and set aside .

* In the same pan , add in the onion and garlic , cook until fragrant then add in the peppers and stir fry for a minute  ; add in the pineapple and fry , 30 seconds . Add in the beef , chili flakes and some salt , stir fry for few seconds . Pour in the pineapple juice mixture , let boil and adjust taste . Cook until the sauce thickens ; give it a thorough stir to combine . Dish up , garnish with some spring onion  and serve immediately . 

20 comments:

  1. Great idea to use short ribs in a stir fry...and it looks like such a quick and yummy meal, Anne. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  2. your meat doesn't look beef, Tiyay, looks more pork to me :D but either way, I'll be glad to chomp on these!

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  3. Great ingredients! I would never have thought of using pineapple juice! wonderful ! Sound mouth watering!
    Mary x

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  4. This stir fry looks very yummy!

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  5. no beef, no bell peppers, no pineapple..in my fridge..hehe..would love to come and join you instead!

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  6. oo this looks so good! soon i will be eating fruit again and then hey presto! pineapple! i love pineapple in stir fry.

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  7. This looks like a very enticing dish to serve for dinner. I think I will give it a pass to beef. Maybe I can swap with pork or chicken. A nice one there, Ann!

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  8. Your beef stir fry sound absolutely delicious ! two thumbs up! Have a nice weekend ahead.

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  9. Anne, this looks good:) so very good:)

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  10. Love spicy food! The stir-fry looks mouthwatering, Anne.

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  11. My husband will love this dish...great pictures..

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  12. Looks simple and delicious! I don't eat beef but could replace it with pork! I love bell peppers, all colours!

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  13. Hi Anne, you are right. Stir frying is a good way of using up those leftover veggies in the fridge. I do that once a week also... get a plate of "mixed vegetables" for dinner. Your beef looks delicious, the peppers certainly add nice colour to it... good job!

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  14. Stir fry are a good option when you are looking for something easy and healthy.I did the same when I came back from vacation yesterday. love the use of pineapple in this.

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  15. I love short ribs too and great idea to use leftover veggies in the fridge. You can always find a plate of mixed veggies on my dinning table often :)

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  16. I am ALWAYS looking for recipes to make after a busy day. You are my hero, this looks great!

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  17. Hi Anne, your this beef recipe look really good. Love the combination with pineapple juice and pineapple sure taste awesome. Extra rice for me please. :))

    Happy Easter and have a nice weekend.

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  18. Anne,
    This is sure a awesome stir fry.
    Love the idea of having a plate of stir fry to clear of the fridge left over : )
    mui

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  19. Nice recipe for stir fry ! I would like to cook this recipe on sunday, because it's my day off on work. I will also share this to my sister, because she really love eating stir fry.

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