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Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry

I had a bag of frozen mixed veggies and I thought it would go well with beef. I decided to make pineapple-beef stir fry for a quick meal. The result was delicious, however, I realized the dish could have been better had I used fresh instead of frozen vegetables - mainly because the broccoli kinda' broke down into miniature florets.

The taste was still good, though. I loved the pineapple in the dish because it was a contrast  to the savory ingredients.

What you need:

1/2 cup lightly sweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple tidbits
2 tablespoon white wine
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3/4 lb top sirloin steak, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, sliced thinly
12 oz mixed stir-fry veggies
dash of cayenne pepper

What to do: 

In a small bowl, combine pineapple juice,  white wine, soy sauce, cornstarch and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium-high and stir fry the beed slices. Cook until no longer pink; remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm. The reason for this is so you don't over cook the meat.

Add in the frozen veggies and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Stir the cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for about 4 minutes or until thickened. Add beef and pineapple and heat through. Serve with rice.

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks: 

1. I've mentioned it already - use fresh veggies if possible. Carrots, broccoli, snow peas, baby corn, etc!
2. Throw in a few cashew nuts - they always go well with stir fry!
3. Don't overcook the meat - you don't want chewy beef!
4. If you don't like saucy stir fry, just marinate the beef in the sauce mixture (minus the cornstarch) and discard the sauce.


peachkins said...

Uy, alam mo, I love pineapple in ulams.. si peanutbutter♥, ayaw nya..KJ..

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