Monday, September 20, 2010

Ranch recipes: grass finished sesame beef


Out at the ranch, you get used to not being able to hop in the car and go out for dinner. There is no such thing as picking up Chinese or pizza to save time on dinner prep since the closest restaurants are are least 45 minutes away. But sometimes I really crave good Chinese - not the greasy, deep fried stuff with gloppy sauce but healthy, flavorful meals with unique flavors. Here's a very simple recipe that hits the spot.

Grass finished sesame beef

- 1 pound grass finished beef sliced thin or into strips (I used sirloin steaks but you could use economy cuts like round or cube steaks, just add a little meat tenderizer to the marinade)
- 3Tbsp soy sauce
- 2Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 T brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp sesame oil (for cooking)
- 2 cups chopped stir fry vegetables (I'm a fan of onions, thin sliced carrots, broccoli pieces and green beans)
- 2 Tbsp sesame seeds

1. In a glass bowl (or zipper bag) combine beef strips, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, brown sugar and ground pepper. Mix thoroughly, cover and refrigerate at least and hour (or overnight or while you are at work).

2. Quickly stir fry vegetables in sesame oil over medium high heat until they are mostly cooked but still al dente. Remove vegetable to a platter and cover. Return pan to stove, add beef and marinade and cook slowly over medium low heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in vegetables and cook another five minutes or until beef is cooked through and vegetables are done. Season to taste, top with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.


1 comment:

Jarm said...

Looks-a tasty to-a me-a!

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