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Quick ‘N Easy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry and Spinach Salad

If you’re looking for a quick and simple supper, this fits the bill. The Beef and Pepper Stir Fry recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and another 10 to 15 minutes to cook. The Spinach Salad recipe takes about 5 minutes to make. You can have supper ready in less than 30 minutes.

I know when you’re working and you’re in a rush because you’ve got other commitments in the evening, it’s always fantastic to find quick recipes that are tasty.

Quick ‘N Simple Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

1 lb. sirloin steak cut in bite-sized pieces
2 tbps. soy sauce
2 tbsp. sherry
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. grated fresh gingerroot
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
1 ½ cups snow peas
2 green onions, sliced
4 tbsp. water or broth
4 tbsp. oyster sauce
cooked linguini for 4


In a bowl, mix steak, soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch and brown sugar. Marinate steak in this mixture while you prepare the veggies for the recipe. Heat the oil together in a wok and stir-fry garlic and gingerroot for about 30 seconds. Add peppers, peas and green onions and stir-fry over high heat for about 3 minutes. Add beef and marinade to wok and stir-fry for another 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the broth and oyster sauce and stir until sauce has slightly thickened. Serve over linguini noodles.

Makes 4 servings.

Spinach Salad

Serve this fantastic Spinach Salad with the Beef ‘N Pepper Stir Fry above and you’ve got a complete meal.

10 oz. pack fresh spinach, washed and patted dry
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
½ cup sliced mushrooms
¼ cup bacon crumbs
¼ cup canola oil
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. wine vinegar
¼ tsp. sugar
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1 small garlic clove, minced


In a large bowl, mix spinach, sesame seeds, egg, mushrooms and bacon crumbs. Pour the remaining ingredients into a blender. Blend on low for about 30 seconds or until oil is mixed in well. Pour dressing over salad and mix gently, coating the spinach and mushrooms. Makes 4 servings.

Marg comes from a long line of cooks on both sides of her family. She likes to cook, make new recipes and swap recipes. She’s the author of three successful cookbooks. She wrote a cooking column for many years for her daily newspaper. Currently she is the host of a free beef recipe site. You can get lots more free beef recipes from best-loved-beef-recipes.com best-loved-beef-recipes.com.

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