Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

 

1 lb beef round steak

1/4 c soy sauce

1 clove garlic

1 1/2 fresh grated ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 c vegetable oil

1 c green onions, thinly sliced or 1/2 of a medium onion, thinly sliced

1 c green or red peppers, cut into squares

1 Tbsp cornstarch

3/4 c water

2 tomatoes cut into wedges (I omit these)

 

Cut beef into thin strips.  Combine soy sauce, garlic & ginger.  Add beef.  Toss and set aside while preparing vegetables.  Heat oil in large skillet.  Add beef and cook until browned.  Simmer beef for about 30 minutes until tender.  Turn heat up and add vegetables.  Cook until vegetables are tender-crisp, about 10 minutes.  Mix cornstarch with water and then add to pan.  Stir and cook until thickened.  Add tomatoes and heat through.  Serve over hot fluffy rice with some warm crusty bread.

Chicken Fried Rice

1 boneless chicken breast, diced
1 cup rice
2 cups water
1 cup frozen peas & carrots
1/4 of a medium onion, diced
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 egg
soy sauce, to taste
sesame oil, to taste (optional)

Cook rice (I used my microwave rice cooker) and set aside.  Pour oil into skillet and saute diced chicken until cooked through.  When chicken is cooked through add diced onion and cook until translucent.  Crack in egg into skillet and scramble with chicken and onion.  Add peas & carrots and cook until completely thawed and warmed through.  Add rice to skillet and toss with all ingredients then add the soy sauce and toss and then the sesame oil and toss.  Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Finished dish!