Nothing beats a good stir-fry, and this recipe courtesy of Crys from The Leaner Approach is our new favorite. Chop up the veggies when you have a free moment on the weekend or the day of, and then you’ll be able to fry it up in a flash. It’s easy to customize to match your family’s tastes too—you can sub in broccoli or cauliflower instead of green beans.
⅓ cup low sodium chicken stock
¼ cup oyster sauce (Kikkoman)
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
½-1 pound blanched green beans, cut into 2 inch sections
8 scallions, cut into 2 inch sections
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (either with or without skin)
2 large flat iron steaks, fat trimmed off and sliced thinly against the grain
Safflower oil, for searing and sautéing
1. Prep all ingredients before cooking.
2. Whisk chicken stock, oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes into bowl; set aside.
3. Heat 1 teaspoon safflower oil in large skillet/sauté pan over medium-high.
4. Add green beans and sear until slightly charred, 4-6 minutes. Transfer to bowl.
5. Sear meat in 4 batches (seasoning each batch with salt, pepper and using 1 teaspoon of safflower oil) until browned on both sides, 1-2 minutes per side. Leave a little pink in the middle—do not overcook. Transfer meat to separate bowl.
6. Add 1 teaspoon safflower oil to pan and briefly sear scallions until slightly browned, 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
7. Turn heat down to medium. Sauté minced garlic and grated ginger for 30-60 seconds, then add HALF of oyster sauce mixture to pan. Allow sauce to simmer and thicken for a couple minutes, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of pan.
8. Return green beans, scallions, meat and accumulated meat juices to pan. Then add remaining oyster sauce mixture.
9. Turn heat to low and simmer until sauce thickens, 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally. Serve hot.
At The Leaner Approach, Crys shares healthy recipes that are mostly gluten free and always delicious (with a few indulgent treats thrown in for good measure). Head to her blog for more meal inspiration.