The market in fall is so amazing with it bright and beautiful colors. One stand had rows and rows of large bright looking peppers in which I could not resist but buy a few. Loving colorful dishes I wanted to make simple dish that was delicious and appealing to the eye. Stirfry are typically quick, easy and healthy. In university I ate my fair share of stir frys and swore them off for a long long time. As it has been a few years since I've eaten them regularly and my culinary skills have certainly improved from the chicken stock and no flavor stir fry I thought I'd give it a chance. I was pleased with the tenderness of the beef, the flavors of the ginger and cinnamon really seeped in. And of course fresh market vegetables not over cooked but still crispy. I think I could get use eating stir frys again. Especially noting that there are many sauces and flavors that I now know can make each one a bit unique.
1 lb top sirloin grilling steak
2 T soy sauce
1 T cornstarch
2 cloves garlic minced
1 T minced gingerroot
pinch of cinnamon
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 cup broccoli
1 cup cremini mushrooms
1 onion (white)
1 T olive oil
1/4 cup beef stock
2 T hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Slice the beef up into thin strips. In a bowl mix together the beef, soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, ginger and cinnamon. Let stand for about 20 min in the fridge.
Cut up vegetables into long strips.
In a large skillet heat the olive oil over high heat and add the beef, cooking until browned. Add the peppers, broccoli and onions. Cook for a few minutes. Add a bit of water if necessary (if sticking). Then add the mushrooms and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add remaining ingredients - stock, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and simmer for a few minutes until vegetables are still hard (do not wan them wilted).
Serve as is, or over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds for a nice presentation.