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Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry | styleberryKITCHEN Pt. 5

I am listening. & finishing what I started. You all seem to have enjoyed styleberryKITCHEN so far (at least that is what you are telling me on facebook) so although I have pushed it aside, I do have a couple more posts for you. :) This is one of my FAVORITE meals. & it is fast, easy & healthy. A one plate meal that includes all your food groups. Nothing better than that!

I was not raised on ethnic food. My mother did all the cooking & she cooks the Wisconsin cuisine…cheese, butter and more cheese. This is what I knew to be cooking…big extravagant meals, all very German/Swiss American in nature. & then I met my husband, who has an Asian mother. Let me assure you that being well fed with spice & meat his whole life, we had a bit of a collision of values in the kitchen. Over the years, I have come to really enjoy Asian food & his mom is kind enough to send me some excellent recipes to add to my rotation. This happens to be one of the recipes she gave me. I have no clue where it came from so I attached my color copy that I scanned. I figure it’s just as good as typing it out…and it adds character because you can see how well loved it is!

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SZECHWAN BEEF STIR-FRY

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I used beans instead of snow peas this time. I prefer peas, but beans are an ok green substitute. You can find the corn either jarred by the olives or canned in the Asian section of your grocery store. I usually have to go to World Market to get it here in South Texas. TX is not very supportive of Asian cooking. :( & what do I do with caroline while I am cooking? There she is. Never too far.

I wanted to show you exactly how I slice my beef. I used sirlion, just because we tend to prefer it. Slice it nice & thin.

Series of veggies…

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This was caroline’s whole dinner too. She ate it all. :) so for those of you with kiddos–this is a great low-effort meal for the whole family.

Are you gals actually cooking these? Have you tweaked anything to make it work for your family? Please share! I have got to know these are not a waste of blog space to keep my motivation to finish…

 

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  • Mary Beth - Hi! I have absolutely enjoyed this series! My husband was super excited about the Alexia sweet potato fries that you shared in your last post. We’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try, too! As an aside, I love that your daughter ate this up…any tips for incorporating more of our meals? We have a 9 month old girl and were just given the OK by her ped. that she can now eat whatever we are eating. I love the concept, but she is not entirely proficient at chewing those finger foods. Baby steps, I guess!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - I LOVE baby corn!! I LOVE food blogs, I will admit that I have not MADE anything from here but I sure will at some point.
    I don’t “touch” meat so maybe I can get the hubs to cut it for me.
    (I haven’t been cooking much not sure what the deal is.)
    Your pics are amazing of the veggie cooking process!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I love your meals!! We have tried them all so far and the hubby Loves the burgers! Can’t wit to try this one! Random question… Where did you get the rug in your kitchen?? I Love!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I *love* this series. Cooking healthy meals in a reasonable amount of time (so we aren’t eating at 9 pm) is my biggest challenge right now. After you posted the carne asada tacos recipe, I couldn’t stop thinking about them (and avocados more specifically). Making fish tacos didn’t take away the craving, so I tried getting a carne asada taco at wahoos and that didn’t do it either (no avocado). So finally I caved and made your recipe, and it was everything I hoped. The hubby was happy too. Definitely adding it to the rotation! This meal looks awesome too. Thank you so much for giving me the motivation to plan some meals ahead and actually cook. It’s so worth it.ReplyCancel

  • stephanie - I made your classic tomato soup! it turned out great, and the best part is I have some in the freezer for a rainy day!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - I LOVE the food posts, please keep them coming! I’ve made the carne asado tacos and chocolate mousse (not from this series) and they have quickly become Shaw family favorites! All the other recipes are in my Evernote in a “Recipes to Try” notebook and once I am cooking more than once a week (probably this summer) I’ll get to all of them.ReplyCancel

  • ashley - I LOVE THIS SERIES! Ive made the sliders twice and passed along the recipe and this will definately be on my to make list!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy of KSW - I know these aren’t your favorite posts, but they have all been WONDERFUL. I haven’t made any of them yet, hubs has been TDY but just as soon as he’s back and life is semi-normal I’ve got a bunch of healthy new recipes to try. Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - I tried the Carne Asada tacos and my husband LOVED them! I added sauted red/green bell pepper and onion to give it a fajita feel. We both especially loved the avocado pico!!ReplyCancel

  • kandi - this looks delish! i don’t eat meat but i can easily substitute with tofu- my husband and daughter LOVE meat, so this will be a fantastic easy meal for all of us. :) thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Casey - Sounds yummy! Making this for dinner tonight!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - I made the sliders.. and the sweet potato fries.. and I’m addicted!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline - Your kitchen series posts are very much appreciated and well loved around here! We’ve tried them all so far and have been thrilled to have some new favorites to add to the rotation. Thank you again!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - Not only am I making all of these I’m sending them to friends too! So far they have all been big hits!ReplyCancel

  • stacy of ksw - My family says THANK YOU!!! We had a wonderful dinner tonight, thanks to youReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Making this for dinner tonight… I happen to be here in SA while staying at my parents and found the mini corns at HEB right with the asian section. You mentioned in your post they were a little hard to find… so I thought I would let ya know.

    Love the BLOG! It (you) inspires :)ReplyCancel

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