Lazy Gluten Free: Teriyaki Steak Stir Fry

Teriyaki Steak Stir Fry


Sometimes I actually crave food that is on the healthier side. My mom always tried to make wholesome meals when I was growing up. Dinner was the one time amidst our hectic lives that we sat down as a family, so it was very important to her to have quality dinners that didn't start from a box. I appreciate this even more now that I am on my own. Most nights of the week, I make sure there is a home-cooked meal on the table for my own little family. There's nothing like catching up on a day's events over food.


Teriyaki Steak Stir Fry

You will need - Stir Fry:
3 tablespoons sesame seed oil
About 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli
1 pound of flank steak
1 red bell pepper
2 teaspoons cornstarch,  dissolved in 3 tablespoons water

You will need - Sauce:
3 tablespoons San-J Tamari Gluten-Free Soy
1 teaspoon ginger
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chili oil

1) De-seed, de-rib, and cut the red pepper into thin strips approximately 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Slice the flank steak in half lengthwise (along the grain), then cut into similar sized strips. At the same time, parboil the broccoli in boiling water for about 2 minutes, rinse in cold water and set aside.

2) If serving rice, begin to prepare 1 or 2 cups of rice (I use Minute Rice).

3) Combine all ingredients for the stir fry sauce in a small dish and set aside. 

4) Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large high-sided skillet or wok. Stir fry the broccoli on high heat for about 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside. 

5) Add another 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet and stir fry the steak for about 2-3 minutes, or until browned but pink inside. Add the pepper and stir to toss over high heat for about 1-2 minutes.

6) Quickly add the cornstarch-water mixture and the stir fry sauce. Continue to cook until the sauce thickens, about 1-2 minutes. Add the broccoli to the pan and toss to coat evenly. Serve with the rice. 

Adapted from Simply Recipe's Flank Steak Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Red Pepper