Quick Steak Stir Fry

A three-ingredient dinner for busy weeknights

This dinner comes together in no time and requires only three core ingredients (pantry staples aren’t counted, but it’s still only five ingredients!). You should be able to find all three ingredients at Trader Joe’s, we already had rice noodles on hand so I did not purchase those there. The additional ingredients are optional but add to the flavor.

Ingredients (makes 10 burritos)

  • ~1lb thinly sliced steak (highly recommend the package of this that Trader Joe’s sells)

  • 1/2-1 bag of shredded broccoli and carrot slaw

  • Rice noodles

  • Avocado oil

  • Salt

Optional Ingredients

  • 1tbsp sesame oil

  • 2tbsp soy or tamari sauce

  • 1tsp sriracha or chili sauce

  • Cilantro

Step One: Get a big pot of water and set it to boil over high heat. Add salt. When boiling, follow directions for your specific rice noodles as some recommend to keep boiling water after adding noodles while others have you take the pot off of the heat once you add noodles.
Step Two: If you are making the stirfry sauce, whisk together all optional ingredients except cilantro and set aside.
Step Three: Once you get the noodles cooking, set a frying pan over medium-high heat and once hot, add your steak and cook for about thirty seconds then add the slaw and cook until steak is browned and slaw is starting to wilt, about 1-2 more minutes. Take off the heat.
Step Four: Drain your noodles and add them to the frying pan. Add your sauce if using and dish into bowls, top with cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

Make it your own:

  • Use thinly sliced chicken or ground meat in place of the steak.

  • Use cooled rice instead of noodles.

  • Change up the veggies – add or replace with spinach, onions, etc!

  • Skip the sauce or play around with different ingredients or spices in it.

 

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