Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sirloin with Broccoli and Carrots

You're probably starting to think that all my dinner meals look alike. I'll have to admit that very often I start with a piece of steak or chicken and add various combinations of vegetables. For example, I like to buy sirloin and package it in roughly 1.5 pound packages, then freeze it for later use.

This Sirloin with Broccoli and Carrots dinner is so delicious and so easy to make. The key is to think ahead in the morning, so you can move the frozen sirloin from the freezer to the refrigerator, then it will be just right for slicing very thin just before dinnertime. That way I never have to slice squishy meat, for who likes to do that!

Ingredients:

1.5 pounds of beef sirloin, sliced in very thin strips
Fresh broccoli, cut into chunks
Fresh carrots, cut into  1/8 inch slices
Olive oil
Celery, cut in 1/3 inch chunks
Fresh mushrooms, sliced
Garlic, 1 clove, minced
Onion, 1, sliced
Red peppers (bell), diced
Sea salt
Coarse-ground black pepper
Cayenne
Lightly salted Planters Peanuts (other brands have so many additives and preservatives!)

Sauce: (Stir ingredients together)
1/2 c. Kitchen Basics (GF) Beef Broth
1 t. honey
1/4 c. burgandy
1+ T. corn starch

Procedure:
Steam sliced carrots and broccoli for a few minutes until the color is darker. You don't want them overcooked and squishy. Set aside.

Stirfry beef and garlic in olive oil until only slightly pink in the center. Remove to a plate.

In same skillet, stirfry celery, onion, and red peppers.

Add beef and garlic, carrots and broccoli back into the skillet. Add mushrooms.

Mix sauce and pour over contents of skillet. Cook on low until sauce is translucent.

Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper, cayenne to taste. We like ours kinda hot.

Serve peanuts in a dish separately. You don't want to eat leftovers containing soggy peanuts!

Serve with brown or basmati rice. I'm trying to learn to simply sprinkle a little rice on top, rather than serving this stirfry over a bed or rice OR, better yet, to avoid the rice altogether. It's not like the vegetables don't have enough carbs.  You can see I didn't manage to do that this time, however. :-(


Planters - lightly salted, dry roasted...YUM



And here's the final product:


It's delicious. Then all you need is a little piece of 88% dark chocolate for dessert (like Endangered Species' Black Panther!)



This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
and Tasty Tuesdays
and Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods
and Tuesdays at the Table 
and What's Cooking Wednesday
and Lisa's Gluten Free Food and Health Blog
and Fun with Food Friday
and Fat Camp Friday

19 comments:

Life Happens said...

That looks delish! I'll have to add it to my recipes to try list.

Jenn said...

First, if I haven't said this before, I love the new header!!
Second....I love easy dishes like this. Simple stir frys are some of our best meals. We will definitely be trying this one! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Mmmm, I think all your meals look delicious!

partialemptynester said...

Mmm, looks wonderful...you can never go wrong with meat and veggies. All your meals are comfort meals...warm and cozy!

Candace said...

Yum! I have a mild Asian food addiction and this fits right in with it and without the salty soy sauce too. Awesome! I love to add peanuts to my meals like that. I would probably top that off with a squeeze of lime. Thanks for sharing that yummy recipe, Judy! I have some sirloin in the freezer right now that this would be perfect for. Have a great day, Candace

Marty said...

Ohhh yumm! Looks great=) I'm making chicken stir fry tonight....I hardly ever post recipes but maybe I should! =))

Yenta Mary said...

That looks SO good! And perfect (without the rice) for my Atkins eaters ... :)

the country cook said...

I love meals like this. And what a great idea to just sprinkle rice over the top! I have to admit, I'm a carb lover, so that would be hard for me to do. :)

Lana said...

Yummy! And you know I have all that in my freezer. LOVE the new look of your blog page! Your picture is beautiful! I'm trying to catch up with my bloggy friends. Don't know why life has been so busy, but it's taken off on me again! Hang on!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

YUM! Looks comforting! I have the same dishes as the one you have the rice in. :)

Tiffanee said...

This looks so delicious. My mouth is watering. I cannot wait to try this out.

Amy said...

I love stir fry! :) I do that ALMOST everyday, almost.

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Caution Flag said...

That looks wonderful!! I may get my courage going and try this for tonight. I am so NOT a cook.

Judy S. said...

Love that red bird feeder! This sounds like another yummy recipe, thanks. You sure do have a lot of snow; no one here could even begin to deal with that much as an inch or two throws everyone into a state of panic! Have you tried any patterns in your new toy book yet? I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.....

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Rachel said...

That looks wonderful!!! It makes the frozen dinner I had for lunch not seem that good at all!

:)
Rachel

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

This looks tasty, I must "save as" to give this a go. I'm not sure if I'll sample the peanuts with this though... it might be a British thing with me. Maybe I'll have them after with a cup of tea.

Lisa said...

Yum, that looks really good. Thanks for linking up with my Food and Health Carnival.
Happy New Year
Lisa's Gluten-Free Advice and Healthy Living

Jen said...

Your recipes always look fantastic! I'd love it if you'd link them up to my new Tuesday linky-Made From Scratch Tuesday! Yes, I've jumped on the linky bandwagon :)
http://messhalltobistro.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-tuesday-linky.html

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