I love Asian meals for so many reasons… easy, packed with veggies, many are one pot but most of all SO tasty! This Asian Beef and Green Bean Stir-fry is delicious, nutritious and dinner is on the table in no time at all.
If you grew up in a Portuguese household, you would understand what I am going to attempt to explain. A week doesn’t go by without some type of carne picada being served. It is a true Portuguese staple in every busy household. I am often amazed this type of meat is not more common in American homes. It is a true life saver for moms looking for a nutritious dinner on the table without all the fuss and clean-up. Something I could totally relate to during football season and beyond.
The question I am most often asked when I share carne picada recipes is – how could I possibly slice my meat so thin? Here’s the thing, you don’t actually slice your meat, you have the butcher at your local grocer grind it for you or if you have your own meat grinder, you can do it yourself. The thing is, carne picada isn’t your typical ground meat but it is not sliced by hand. I have been known to make nice with my local butcher and tell him to run boneless sirloin through the grinder using a larger hole plate.
Believe it or not, I do have an old fashioned meat grinder at home and sometimes I do it myself. Especially when a larger quantity of quality beef is on sale. I cube the beef and put it through the grinder and freeze portions for later use. Trust me when I tell you, it does not last very long around here. We love carne picada! While many times carne picada is thought to be cheap meat, that is not the case. Choose your favorite boneless cut, I love using quality flank steak or boneless sirloin.
I mostly use Carne Picada for Portuguese meals, and love coming up with a new spin. When the Sunday Supper Tastemakers suggested we whip up some Asian recipes, I knew I couldn’t wait to try carne picada with an Asian flare. I love stir-frys because they are so quick and easy to prepare and love to pile on the veggies. My kids also love anything in a “bowl” and enjoy the Asian flavor in this dish.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 pound flank or sirloin steak, chopped into carne picada
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon chili pepper paste
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 cups mixed peppers of your choice
- ¼ teaspoon himalayan sea salt or fresh sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cups green onions, sliced thin
- ¼ cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 4 cups Cooked rice
- Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until a bead of water sizzles and evaporates on contact. Add the oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
- Add the soy sauce, garlic, ginger and pepper paste.
- Immediately add the beef and sear for approximately 1 minute, then stir-fry for another 1 to 2 minutes until the pink is mostly gone.
- Add the green beans and teriyaki sauce and cover the wok.
- Allow the green beans to steam for 3 to 4 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender.
- Add the peppers and stir fry for another minute.
- Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper and top with green onions and basil leaves.
- Serve over cooked rice and garnish with additional basil.
Join us on Sunday at 7 pm ET for our weekly Twitter chat, led this week by Amy from kimchi MOM. Amy writes about Korean food on her blog, putting her own spin on classic dishes and using Asian ingredients in fusion recipes. Join us for an informative and fun discussion on how to add elements of the this varied global cuisine in your kitchen.
Get inspired by the Asian favorites from our Sunday Supper Tastemakers. They always have the best recipes.
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- Crab Ragoon by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Fried Rice by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Homemade Sushi by The Freshman Cook
- Mango Pudding by Brunch with Joy
- Shrimp Rangoon Egg Rolls with Honey-Soy Dipping Sauce by The Weekend Gourmet
- Thai Style Sliders by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Venison Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Asam Laksa by Caroline’s Cooking
- Bacon Miso Ramen by The Crumby Cupcake
- Bok Choy Gai See Tong (Bok Choy and Shredded Chicken Soup) by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pork Prawn Wonton Soup by Food Lust People Love
- Asian Beef and Green Bean Stir-Fry by Family Foodie
- Banh Mi Hot Dog by Life Tastes Good
- Beef Lo Mein by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cheese Korokke by Manu’s Menu
- Chicken Zoodle “Lo Mein” by Casa de Crews
- Easy Chow Mein by Momma’s Meals
- Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon by Palatable Pastime
- Grilled Pork Báhn Mì by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Grilled Tandoori Chicken by Cooking Chat
- Hoisin Burgers with Peanut Slaw by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Ojingeo Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Stir-fried Squid) by kimchi MOM
- Oven Simmered Asian BBQ Chicken by What Smells So Good?
- Pad Thai by Curious Cuisiniere
- Seven Flavor Precious Chicken by Nosh My Way
- Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry by Panning The Globe
- Thai Chicken by Feeding Big
- Vietnamese Flank Steak by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
On the Lighter Side
- Copy Cat: CPK Thai Salad by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Crispy Asian Noodle Salad by Ruffles & Truffles
- Nam Sod (Thai Pork Salad) by Magnolia Days
- Soba Noodle Salad by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Best Wines To Pair with Asian Cuisine by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Oodles of Noodles
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