Don’t be intimidated by this dish. There are a few ingredients in it that you may not already have in your pantry or fridge. But that doesn’t mean this delicious Asian-inspired meal is out of reach. The next time you’re in the supermarket, take a trip down the “ethnic” aisle. I’ve always wondered why they call it the Ethnic Foods aisle. But that’s another blog post for another day. Moving right along. Where was I? Oh yeah, Asian-inspired meal. The ingredients for this meal are available in all major supermarkets. And, even though you may not use them very often, these ingredients hold up nicely in the fridge so you don’t have to worry about them going to waste. Just get the smallest sizes available if you’re not sure you’ll use them.
First, make the sauce and set it aside.
Brown thin slices of beef sirloin in a pan of oil on medium-high heat. Do not disturb the meat as it cooks to ensure proper browning. Cook the beef for about three minutes on each side. No need to fully cook the meat just yet. There is still more cooking to be done. Set the meat aside.
Now, add more oil to the pan and saute the veggies for 5-7 minutes. The peppers should be tender-crisp.
Return the meat back to the pan, then pour in the sauce. Toss the meat and veggies around in the sauce until the sauce has thickened and the mixture is heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve over rice, preferably jasmine rice.
- 1 lb beef sirloin, sliced thin
- 3 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs oyster sauce
- 1 tbs garlic, minced
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 4-6 small assorted (red, yellow and orange) sweet peppers
- salt and pepper
- Combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar, oyster sauce and minced garlic to make sauce. Set aside.
- Brown thin slices of beef sirloin in a pan of oil on medium-high heat, 3 minutes on each side.
- Set meat aside.
- Add more oil to pan and saute green onions and peppers for 5-7 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
- Return meat to pan with vegetables, then pour in sauce.
- Toss meat and vegetables around in sauce until the sauce has thickened and the mixture is heated through, about 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve over rice, preferably jasmine.