I am still on the search for delicious Chinese or Thai takeout close to where I live. Everything that we try seems to give me a stomach ache, so for now I am creating stir fry at home. It is a quick weeknight meal, which I love. Plus it is filled with veggies. I am a sucker for broccoli, so any stir fry that has broccoli is for me. I love how it seems to soak up the sauce.
This stir fry is a nod to one of my favorite thai stir fries. It is packed with jalapeños, peanuts, broccoli, and peas. I use stir fry beef because we have an amazing butcher who cuts thin strips of tender meat specifically for stir fry. I have seen them at the grocery store, but I have never tried that version.
The sauce is one of my go to sauces for stir fry. It is simple, and I tend to have all of the components in the pantry at all times. It is sweet, savory, and the perfect compliment to rice and broccoli. If you have not started recreating your favorite take out menu items, start with stir fry. It is easy and delicious.
Beef Jalapeño Peanut Stir fry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 pound stir fry beef
- 1/3 cup peanuts
- 2 heads of broccoli cut into florets
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 2 jalapeños, sliced
- 1/2 cup snow peas
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 lime
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, not packed
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- 2 teaspoons green onion
- 2 teaspoons cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Combine soy sauce, lime, brown sugar, ginger, green onion, cilantro, garlic, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.
Heat a wok on high. To test the pan for heat, sprinkle some water in the pan. If it evaporates immediately, it is ready. Add a small amount of oil. Cook the peanuts with a pinch of salt until slightly brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add more oil and cook the meat until brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add oil to the pan and add the broccoli. Stir for 1-2 minutes until tender. add onion and jalapeños. Stir until tender. Add beans and stir until tender. Add sauce and cook until thick. Serve over rice.