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Stir Fry RecipeWe get it. You’re busy. Only in your dreams, do you have time to cook a gourmet meal after a long day, making takeout all the more appealing. But who needs all that MSG and stale fried rice (I know, it is good), when you can have a healthier beef stir fry in less than 15 minutes (much faster than the crap that sits in a car for 1/2 hour). So strap on your apron, pour yourself a glass of wine and get crackin’ on this delicious stir fry recipe.

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  • Olive oil
  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef strips
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 bag frozen mixed stir fry vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon hoison sauce (optional but it adds a little sweetness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prep ingredients.

Heat olive oil in a large wok. Fry beef strips for 2-3 minutes. Then add onions until caramelized.

Add frozen vegetables, ginger, garlic powder, hoison sauce and red pepper flakes and simmer for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are tender. Mix teriyaki sacue, soy sauce and cornstarch. Pour over mixture and bring to a boil. Cook about 1 minute until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.

And now for the best part…

The wine guy says: Man, I like beef stir fry. Especially when it’s really spicy. But that brings up wine-pairing problems extraordinaire. Stir fry calls out for a bright fruit wine. I usually head for a Riesling or Gewurz. Then, if it’s really spicy, I look for another wine…actually a second bottle of the first kind. And then there’s the beef. Classic wine-pairing dogma tells us “red wine with red meat.” And there is a point to that – the higher tannin levels seem to balance the big protein molecules. But, man, with stir fry sauces, all that flavor is going to make that red seem awkward. Stick with the white, preferably off-dry.

“The Wine Guy” is Carl Helrich, owner and head winemaker at Allegro Vineyards in Brogue, PA. Check them out on their website, blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Or just stop by the winery for a tasting!


Recipe adapted from and

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  1. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! I’m going to pass it on to my friends!

  2. This looks pretty good, actually. Gonna have to put this on the meal planner!

  3. Love a delicious & simple meal. Thanks so much for linking up this wekk to Things That Nake YOu Say Mmmmm!

  4. Momma on the Rocks momma on the rocks says:

    Thanks, Karyn!

  5. That looks amazing! Why didn’t you invite me over??? lol

  6. This looks simple and delicious. I am going to put this on my list to make also. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I was searching all day for a good beef stir fry recipe and this was by far the best option!! Just finished feeding it to the family and they loved it! Definitely making it part of the regulars..thanks

  8. This stir fry was the best! Thank you for putting this recipe up! I didn’t have the hoison sauce but it worked out without it. Thank you again!!!

  9. Going to try this tonight! the pictures look so delicious and then reading all the comments really made me want to try it! Thanks for posting!

  10. I tried this recipe last week. I must say I LOVED IT!!! I love to cook, but have never really cared for making stir fry. I had used a seasoning pack once and hated it and never tried again until now. WOW!!!! Making again tonight!! I substituted oyster sauce for hoisin sauce last week and opted to not use onions due to the fact I had onions in my stir fry veggies. Served over rice and my son was in heaven. Thanks for the recipe.


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