Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Last night’s dinner was the result of me winging it. I ended up putting together this Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry and it turned out so well I wasn’t too sure why I don’t try to be spontaneous more often! 

Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

beef and asparagus in panSo the Memorial Day weekend kinda threw me off this week. I always plan meals for the week either on Sunday or Monday – usually Monday because that’s when I am due to clean out the refrigerator and figure out what we have or need for the week. But this week started with being off and relaxing and so I didn’t really start moving on my home duties until yesterday.

I had checked the freezer a littler earlier in the day and the only beef we had on hand was cut up in big chunks (so I’m pretty sure this was beef chuck leftover from a larger package). I set it aside to defrost for the day and when it came close to dinner time I decided I would make a sort of stir fry.

I wanted it to have a garlic and ginger flavor, and I also wanted to make a sauce so that it was kind of like the beef and broccoli you might get for Chinese takeout somewhere. I used corn starch to thicken the sauce.stir fry sauce with ginger garlic brown sugar and soy sauce

I served this with white rice, which was perfect. I got most of the asparagus and Ruben got most of the steak (it’s just how it works and I kinda love it because it balances us out). You can also try this with my fried rice recipe if you want to go full on takeout! beef and asparagus with white rice

To get the rice in those perfect little scoops, I used a mini prep bowl. For each I took about a cup of rice and squished it in there with a spoon. Then I turned them onto our plates.

Pretty rice servings - foodiezoolee

I used asparagus instead of broccoli for my Chinese-inspired recipe. How would you make this recipe a bit different to fit what you like? 

Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry
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The flavors in this Beef and Asparagus stir fry are strong and subtle at the same time - you can taste what makes the sauce sweet, but it doesn't overpower the meal. Perfect to serve with white rice or my fried rice recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry
Print Recipe
The flavors in this Beef and Asparagus stir fry are strong and subtle at the same time - you can taste what makes the sauce sweet, but it doesn't overpower the meal. Perfect to serve with white rice or my fried rice recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place asparagus in microwave safe bowl, and cover (I used saran wrap). Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until almost tender.
  2. Preheat a medium saute pan on medium 2-3 minutes. Place oil, and then protein, garlic, and ginger. Cook until meat is lightly browned. While steak cooks, combine remaining ingredients (except asparagus) in a bowl until blended.
  3. Stir asparagus and sauce mixture into saute pan (with the protein). Bring to a boil (this will happen quickly and the corn starch will thicken the sauce). Cook for a couple minutes or until the sauce thickens and the asparagus is tender. Serve and enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

  1. Robin Follette

    This looks fantastic. My mouth is watering! I don’t see anything I’d change but if something comes to me when I make it, I’ll come back to comment again. I use a large ice cream scoop for rice. I hadn’t thought of a small bowl!

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