Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
with carrots and snow peas over quinoa
Smarts: We use orange juice as a base for our stir-fry sauce to add a little sweetness and tang.
- Steak, flank or skirt - 1 lb, sliced against the grain
- Ginger - 1 inch, sliced thinly
- Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
- Onions, medium - 1, sliced
- Carrots - 3, sliced thinly
- Snow peas - 1/2 lb, trimmed
- Green onions - 1 stalk, sliced thinly
- Orange juice - 1/2 cup
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
- Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
- Corn starch - 2 tsp
- Quinoa, uncooked - 3/4 cup
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
- Beef - Slice against the grain into 2” / 5 cm long strips. Season with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
- Ginger / Garlic / Onions / Carrots / Snow peas / Green onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make stir-fry sauce - Mix garlic with orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and corn starch.
- Cook quinoa - If not already made yesterday, combine quinoa with 2x the amount of water (or stock if you prefer) in a saucepan. Add in some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of cooking oil and then beef to heated oil. Toss until slightly golden. Remove from wok and set aside.
- Wipe wok clean with a paper towel and return back to medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then onions to heated oil with a sprinkle of salt. Saute for ~3 minutes, until softened, and then add carrots with ginger. Saute for another 4 to 5 minutes.
- Next add snow peas and return steak back to the wok. Push all ingredients to the side of the wok forming a donut hole in the middle. Give the stir-fry sauce a stir in case any corn starch has sunk to the bottom and then pour into the hole.
- Wait for sauce to bubble and darken and then toss everything through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy over quinoa with green onions.
We didn’t love this stir fry like we have other ones from cook smarts. I think it’s the orange juice. Just okay0 Helpful
This was a great meal. It came together quickly and was very tasty.0 Helpful
Didn’t love the orange juice in the stir fry sauce, traditional sauce would have been better.0 Helpful
Came together quickly and simply using pre-done ginger and garlic. Upped the veggies based on own preferences and still worked out well.0 Helpful
Pretty standard stir fry.0 Helpful
I liked it a lot, and will for sure make it again!0 Helpful