Beef & Bean Stir Fry

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By Shannon O'Donnell

If you've sorted through my old blog posts at all, you'll know that as a busy working mother-of-three, I'm really into making quick 'one pot' meals.  Any time I see one that looks flavorful and fast, I'll clip it out and give it a roll.  I think I snipped this one from BHG magazine, and with a working time of about 20 minutes, it's a keeper.  As usual, you could vary the meat and veggies to suit your taste (or to fit whatever is in your fridge at the moment!)

BEEF AND BEAN STIR FRY

 
Ingredients:
 
*  2 T vegetable oil
*  1 lb bonelss beef top loin steak, cut into thin strips
*  2 cloves garlic, minced (I buy ready minced garlic in the jar and keep it on hand...even faster that way!)
*  1 tsp chopped fresh ginger (same as above...'Christopher Ranch' is the brand I usually see)
*  2 carrots, thinly sliced diagonally
*  3 1/2 cups broccoli florets (8 oz)
*  6 green onions, sliced diagonally
*  1/4 cup orange juice concentrate, or just 1/4 cup orange juice will do
*  2 T soy sauce
*  1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more if you like it hotter!)
*  1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
 
Directions:
 
1.  In a large 12 skillet (with high sides) or wok, heat 1 T of the oil over medium-high heat.  Cook and stir beef, garlic and ginger until beef is browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove from skillet.
2.  Heat remaining 1 T of oil.  Add carrots and broccoli and cook and stir for 3 minutes or so.  Add green onions and cook a minute more.
3.  Add OJ concentrate, soy and crushed red pepper and toss to coat.  Stir back in beef and beans...cook a minute or two until heated through.
 
Makes about 4 servings.

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When she's not forecasting, Shannon O'Donnell enjoys putting together tasty, season-appropriate meals and goodies for her friends and family.

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