January 11, 2011

HB Cooks: Quick Beef Stir-fry

Last night I was really tired, but instead of ordering in I made a quick beef stir-fry with shiitake mushrooms and asparagus over brown rice. The flavors were good, but the beef turned out a little chewy. I think that marinating the meat longer, cutting the cubes smaller, or tenderizing beef with a meat mallet prior to cooking, would have helped make this easy dish taste even better! 

Beef with Shiitake Mushrooms and Asparagus

1 lb. beef round cubes
1/2 bunch asparagus, chopped
2.5 oz shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and chopped

1 tsp. white wine
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. sugar
1-2 cloves chopped garlic

1. Marinade 1 lb. beef cubes for 30 minutes or more.
2. Brown beef in 1 tbsp. of oil
3. Add asparagus. Cook for 2 minutes
4. Add mushrooms. Cook until asparagus is tender and meat is desired doneness. 

Serve over white or brown rice.

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