Easy Cooking for Back-to-School
Back to school time is a busy time for families. Sports practices, music lessons, club meetings, homework – who has time to cook? Try these fun and easy recipes. You’ll love these great home-cooked meals yet spend as little time in the kitchen as possible.
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Easy Asian Stir Fry
Makes 2-4 servings
- 1 pound beef top round, or top sirloin steak, cut ¾-inch thick, or flank steak
- ¾ cup prepared stir-fry sauce, divided
- ¼ cup water
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds (optional)
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen Asian vegetable blend (such as broccoli, carrots and sugar snap peas)
- Cut beefsteak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8-inch thick strips. Place beef and ¼ cup stir-fry sauce in food-safe plastic bag; turn beef to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to two hours.
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot; add vegetables and water. Cover and cook seven to eight minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove vegetables; keep warm.
- Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add half of beef and garlic; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining oil, beef and garlic.
- Return vegetables and beef to skillet. Stir in remaining ½ cup stir-fry sauce; cook and stir one to two minutes or until heated through. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.