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 !
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 .