Dream Dinners Beef Stir-Fry

Dream Dinners Beef Stir-Fry

This dish is the one that might just entice your children to eat their vegetables. The baby corn seems to intrigue them the most. Look for the leanest cut of beef you can find, and trim off any excess fat before slicing. Freezing the meat for 30 minutes before you slice it makes it easy to cut into thin, even slices. Serve over linguine, rice noodles, or rice.

Serves 6


  • 1 ½ cups soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 pounds beef bottom round, cut into ¼ inch thick slices acrossthe grain
  • 12 celery stalks, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 3 carrot(s), sliced
  • 3 15-ounce can(s) baby corn, drained
  • 3 onion(s), thinly sliced

Putting the dinner together

  • In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, ginger, black pepper, red pepper flakes, peanut butter, and brown sugar and stir to incorporate. Add the beef and toss to coat. Place the celery, carrot(s), corn, and onion(s) into a separate bag.

For dinner tonight

  • Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the meat and marinade mixture and cook just until the edges of the steak are browned, about 2 minutes. Add the vegetables and cook for 2 more minutes or until the vegetables are firm to the bite. Serve.

To freeze

  • Divide the remaining meat marinade mixture equally between two resealable freezer bags and seal. Divide the remaining mixed vegetables equally between two additional resealable freezer bags. Place one bag containing the meat marinade mixture into each of the vegetable bags. Label, date, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking as directed above.