Sunday, February 26, 2012
Honey, What's for Dinner?
One of my favorites:
Tamari Beef Tips
1-2 Tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 large green pepper, diced (about 1-inch)
1 medium onion, diced (about 1-inch)
1-2 lbs Sirloin, cut into stir-fry strips or stew meat (I buy it pre-cut at our grocery store or Farmer's mkt)
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/8-1/4 cup Gluten-free Tamari sauce (you can use Teriyaki if you can have gluten)
About 1/8 cup Red Wine - optional, but highly recommended ;)
Heat EVOO in a large saute pan. (I use a 4-qt stainless steel pan so I can get the beef to lightly brown.) Add onions and green peppers and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add beef tips and season with salt & pepper. Once meat has lightly browned, drain excess liquid from pan. (Cooking time will depend on your stove - just watch to see when the liquid builds up. Then drain it. You don't want to add the sauces until you drain the excess liquid.) Add Tamari sauce and red wine if you desire. You want to see everything lightly coated with the sauce - but not drenched. :) Continue cooking for about 10 minutes on low-medium heat. The sauce will probably thicken slightly - this is fine.
(1) A little over 2 lbs of beef.
(2) This is what your meat will look like when you start draining the liquid. It's fine if the meat is still a little pink. Just get rid of the liquid before you add the Tamari sauce and wine. Otherwise, it doesn't seem to flavor the meat as well.
(3) I use San-J brand. I've used regular and lower sodium; both are good. It's usually in the organic section of the grocery store, near the dressings and such.
(4) DH is more of the wine consumer than me, but I LOVE using red wine to flavor dishes. :)
This is delicious served over rice, or by itself with a side salad (which is how we usually eat it). Sometimes I cook it with extra green peppers and onions. Sometimes I add a red pepper too!
If you have time, marinate the beef tips in a bit of tamari sauce for a few hours before cooking.
I really recommend making extra (hence 2 lbs of beef) for leftovers - it is even better the next day! :)
I'd love to hear if you try it! And please let me know if you have any questions! :)
In case anyone is interested, here is my Menu Planning/Grocery List sheet. It appears I can't upload a PDF to blogger, so if you want me to email you the real thing, I can. Just leave a comment. I have the week planned out on the left (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks) and my grocery list on the right.
Happy Cooking! :)