There is nothing better than making a quick-cooking, one pot meal; dinner is ready in a flash and there's minimal clean up! In this delicious recipe, bell peppers and sweet potatoes are tossed with stir-fried beef and a fragrant, salty sauce. It's a straightforward and uncomplicated technique that results in a well balanced, scrumptious meal. To take a look at how it's done,
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound flank or boneless sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/3 cup water
1/3 pound (1 1/2 cups) snow or sugar snap peas
3 scallions (green parts only), cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
1 recipe Garlicky Hoisin Sauce, see below
- Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil and heat for 30 seconds.
- Add the steak and stir-fry until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.
- Reduce heat to medium-high, add the remaining oil, and heat for 30 seconds.
- Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 seconds. Add the sweet potato and water. Cover partially and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.
- Add the peas and scallions and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the Garlicky Hoisin Sauce and increase heat to high. When it starts to bubble, add the steak.
- Stir-fry until warmed through, about 1 minute. Serve immediately over the rice.
Garlicky Hoisin Sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons minced scallion (white parts only)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
3/4 cup hoisin sauce (available in the Asian-food aisle of most supermarkets)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds.
- Add the scallions, garlic, and pepper flakes, if using, and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
- Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl.
- Main Dishes, Beef