30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Gingered Beef

November 10, 2017Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2017

Gingered Beef is one of those delectable recipes that I really enjoy eating. It’s a lovely Asian main dish featuring beef, carrots, miniature bell peppers in a delicious sauce with ginger, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. It’s got great zip without being overpowering.

I found a recipe on Pinterest a month or so ago that I thought would be worth giving a try. I really liked the idea that the recipe could be made in 30 minutes. I added a few ingredients and used a healthier avocado oil rather than vegetable oil to fry the beef in. I wish that I had had fresh ginger on hand at the time, but I had to substitute ground ginger. Still, it turned out really well.

Let me recommend one main thing if you decide to try this recipe. I found some pre-cut bottom round steak for stir-fry that works fabulously for this kind of stir-fry recipe. It cooks very quickly and is only about 1/8″ or 1/16″ thick. Otherwise, make sure you cut your beef across the grain into as thin of strips as possible. Cutting across the grain will actually help the beef become more tender.  Otherwise, the beef will be too tough. Flank steak may also work well.

I presoaked my rice so that’s why it looks more like porridge or oatmeal. Soaking grains before cooking releases the bad phythalates and enzymes that cause digestive issues or irritable bowel syndrome. Because the rice in America is badly compromised with arsenic, it’s really a good idea to pre-soak rice before cooking. ;(

Gingered Beef is a delicious 30-minute meal you can make on busy weeknights. I used two skillets to make this dish. One dish cooked the beef in batches, and the other one was for the veggies and sauce. The beef is dredged in cornstarch so when it cooks up it ends up with a nice crunchy coating on it. If you enjoy Asian-flavored dishes, you’ll love this tasty, gluten free recipe.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Gingered Beef is a delicious 30-Minute main dish meal.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Gingered Beef is a nicely seasoned Asian entree.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Gingered Beef is a tasty way to eat beef. I served it with rice and thought it was heavenly.

Here’s what I did.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

I used these ingredients.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Slice beef down into very thin strips. (Even thinner than this is preferred). Dredge both sides in cornstarch.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. Begin frying steak in batches. After one batch is cooked, set it out on a paper towel lined plate and fry remaining beef in skillet. (Don’t crowd the beef while frying).

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

In another skillet saute onions in avocado oil for 2 minutes. Add miniature bell pepper rings and carrots and saute a couple more minutes.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Add garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and saute about 2 more minutes.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Add soy sauce.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Add brown sugar, sesame seeds, apple cider vinegar and sesame oil. Stir to combine.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Reduce heat to low and saute until sauce thickens about 10 minutes.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Add beef. (This is only one batch out of three). Stir to combine.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Garnish beef with additional sesame seeds if desired. 

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Serve over hot, cooked rice.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Every bite of Gingered Beef is so delicious. The sauce is extremely tasty.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

If you enjoy Asian meals, this one has a sweet and sour sauce that’s quite amazing.

Here’s the recipe.

GINGERED BEEF

(Recipe inspired by Lord Byron’s Kitchen)

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This tasty 30-minute Asian beef entree is made in a delicious soy sauce mixture with brown sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and ginger. Great for weeknight dinners. Gluten free.
30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree
Course Beef
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian, beef, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beef
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian, beef, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Slice sirloin steak or sizzlers into thin strips.
  2. Coat with cornstarch.
  3. Pour about ¼ to ½ cup of avocado oil into a hot skillet.
  4. Fry beef in batches until crispy, about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, pour about ¼ cup of avocado oil in another skillet.
  7. Add onions.
  8. Sauté 2 minutes until transluscent.
  9. Add carrots and bell peppers.
  10. Sauté a few minutes.
  11. Add garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes and sauté a few more minutes.
  12. Finally, add soy sauce, cider vinegar, sesame oil, pepper, brown sugar and sesame seeds.
  13. Reduce heat to low and cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  14. Combine cooked beef with sauce and stir until well combined.
  15. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds, if desired.
  16. Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I soaked the rice in water about 45 minutes before cooking.

NOTE: A very thin cut bottom round steak cut pre-cut about 1/8" or 1/16" thick for stir fry works really well for this recipe. The beef cooks very quickly and does not get tough.

NOTE: If you slice the beef too thickly, it will be too tough. The steak must be very thinly sliced in order to work. Be sure to cut slices across the grain so the beef will be more tender.

NOTE: You can also use a more tender cut of meat like sirloin sizzlers or tenderloin.

Recipe inspired from Lord Byron's Kitchen.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

I had enough leftover Gingered Beef that I had it for lunches for a couple of days. Wonderful!

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

Gingered Beef is terrific served over rice. It has some bite from the crushed red pepper flakes and ginger that make it one of those dishes I really enjoyed.

30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree

30-Minute Gingered Beef is a satisfying weeknight meal that is chocked full of flavor!

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Crockpot Beef Tips and Veggies Over Rice | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this sensational #beef entree takes 10 minutes prep. work & then cooked in the #crockpot. It's really easy, but also healthy since it uses NO canned soups or gravy mix. #glutenfree #carrots #greenbeans #beeftips

Print Recipe
Gingered Beef BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This tasty 30-minute Asian beef entree is made in a delicious soy sauce mixture with brown sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and ginger. Great for weeknight dinners. Gluten free.
30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree
Course Beef
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian, beef, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beef
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian, beef, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
30-Minute Gingered Beef | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #beef entree is ready in 30 minutes making it great for weeknight dinners. #Asian #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Slice sirloin steak or sizzlers into thin strips.
  2. Coat with cornstarch.
  3. Pour about ¼ to ½ cup of avocado oil into a hot skillet.
  4. Fry beef in batches until crispy, about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, pour about ¼ cup of avocado oil in another skillet.
  7. Add onions.
  8. Sauté 2 minutes until transluscent.
  9. Add carrots and bell peppers.
  10. Sauté a few minutes.
  11. Add garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes and sauté a few more minutes.
  12. Finally, add soy sauce, cider vinegar, sesame oil, pepper, brown sugar and sesame seeds.
  13. Reduce heat to low and cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  14. Combine cooked beef with sauce and stir until well combined.
  15. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds, if desired.
  16. Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I soaked the rice in water about 45 minutes before cooking.

NOTE: A very thin cut bottom round steak cut pre-cut about 1/8" or 1/16" thick for stir fry works really well for this recipe. The beef cooks very quickly and does not get tough.

NOTE: If you slice the beef too thickly, it will be too tough. The steak must be very thinly sliced in order to work. Be sure to cut slices across the grain so the beef will be more tender.

NOTE: You can also use a more tender cut of meat like sirloin sizzlers or tenderloin.

Recipe inspired from Lord Byron's Kitchen.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

2 Comments

  • Ann

    November 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    ThanksTeresa for the recipe and the valuable information on soaking grains before cooking!

    1. Teresa

      November 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      You’re so welcome, Ann. Enjoy.

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