Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beef Stirfry with Ginger

Looking for a stirfry recipe with pantry staples that you can have on the table before you could order takeout? This simple, classic recipe has very basic ingredients and can be on your table in under 30 minutes!

1.5 lbs. cubed beef stew meat ($2.50)
3/4 C. soy sauce ($.10)
1 tsp. ground ginger ($.10)
1 tsp. minced garlic ($.10)
1/8 C. lemon juice ($.10)
2 T. canola oil ($.10)
2 medium dry yellow onions, chopped ($.10)
1 red bell pepper (or green, if you prefer), julienned ($.15)
salt and pepper ($.10)

In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice. Season meat with salt and pepper, add to the marinade and let marinade 2 hours to overnight.

Heat canola oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the onions to the pan and cook until they have carmelized. Add beef and remaining onions, cooking over medium-high heat until meat is browned, then reducing heat to medium and cooking until beef reaches desired doneness. Then add bell pepper strips and cook another 3-4 minutes, or until pepper strips are just tender.

Serve over rice or noodles.

Yields = 4 servings
Cost: $3.35
Cost per serving: $.84

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