Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Trim It Down Tuesday: Drunken Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans

Today's recipe is an oldie-but-goodie! This is one of our favorites, and we fixed it last night (so I thought I'd re-post it). We serve ours over rice normally, but it's delicious over rice noodles too.

"Drunken" Paste (You can either make it from scratch, or you can buy it. I always buy it - much easier! I use Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste.)

Cooking Spray

1-pound of flank steak or other type of thin steak cut into small 1/4-inch strips

2 cups of cut fresh green beans (or frozen green beans)

1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoon of sugar (or Splenda)

3 tablespoons of Thai fish sauce

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

1 cup fresh basil leaves

Heat a wok or large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add paste (approx. 1 to 2 tablespoons of store bought) and heat up for about 30 seconds. Add beef and stir fry for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add green beans and stir fry another 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar; stir fry for about 1 minute or until beef is done (it should be done by now). Remove from heat and stir in basil, then serve!

I've slightly modified this recipe from the original because of what I've found out through experience. For example, if you're using fresh green beans, you need to cook them a little longer than the original calls for. Also, as I said earlier, using the store-bought paste is so much easier.

You can serve this over rice, or rice noodles, and it's wonderful with extra vegetables like mushrooms added. We've also used chicken instead of beef, and it turns out just as good!

Yield: 5 servings, serving size 3/4 cup, 202 calories per serving


Linda said...

I'm weird about warm or hot tomatoes, so my first thought is to remove them. Would that have a negative effect on the dish?

LindsB said...

Even though I dont eat beef this still looks good, I might have to try it sans beef :)

SogniSorrisi said...

Sounds delicious.

City Girl Chicago said...

Yum ~ this sounds scrumptious! So happy I stumbled upon your blog, love learning (and sharing) recipes!

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Brooke said...

I am going to have my Hubbster prepare this for ValenTine Day! He said Honey "WE" got this. Which means you got it Honey do yo' thang! UUGGHH-Is ValenTine day for both of us or more for the ladies? I shall keep you posted. Especially if he chickens out. And you make this again, let me know, I want some sent VIA UPS! lol

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