One of Mr. FeistyEat’s best friends is a rancher just outside of Hazen. Lucky for us. So we bought a little calf and his friend let us raise the calf on his ranch until he was ready to be butchered. So we have a great problem on our hands – plenty of beef and a lot of ground beef!
I would have to say one of my favorite foods is a good old cheeseburger. But even I can get tired of cheeseburgers every day. I love stir fry and thought why not try using ground beef instead of chicken breast or beef steak like I have used in the past? I am happy to say it turned out great.
I just loved these gorgeous and huge peppers I got at Krause’s! So fresh!
To make things easy for supper, I put together the liquid part of the recipe the night before. Easy!
Ground Beef Stir Fry
- 6 cups of stir fry veggies of your choice – I used sliced peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, sugar snap peas and carrots
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
Sauce – combine all ingredients together – can be done in advance
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 4-5 minced garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 – 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, depending on your heat tolerance
- 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon sriracha (optional)
- 4 chopped green onions, plus more for garnish
- Cilantro for garnish (optional)
- Brown rice for serving
- Heat a large skillet on medium/high heat with olive oil. Once hot, add your veggies and cover to stir fry. Be sure to stir once in a while. Once they start to get a little color, pour about half of your sauce mix into the veggies and cover. The liquid will steam the veggies and start to evaporate some. Once cooked, remove to bowl and set aside.
- Brown ground beef in the same pan, drain any fat if there is some. Once it is cooked, add the remaining sauce and veggies. Stir to combine and heat through.
- Serve over rice and top with green onions and cilantro. Add more sriracha if you really like heat.
Brown your meat while the veggies sit on the side.
Once the meat is browned – everything goes back in the pot. I think the more veggies, the better!
Top with green onions and more heat. I loved this dish and plan on repeating it many more times.