How to Make Beef Stir Fry | Flavor Makers Series | McCormick

How to Make Beef Stir Fry | Flavor Makers Series | McCormick

August 19, 2019 7 By William Morgan


Your relationship with
your food delivery driver
is getting a bit
too close for comfort.
Maybe it’s time to cut ties.
I’m going to teach you
how to make a quick
and easy beef stir fry
that we’re going to do
all in one skillet.
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I love stir fries because
they’re quick and simple.
The name of the game
is high heat,
a little oil,
and a whole lot of stirring.
The key to stir fry
is making sure
you have all your ingredients
ready to go.
This is going to cook so fast,
you’re not going to have time
to find the ingredients
once you start cooking.
So we’re going to start by
putting our steak in the freezer
for about 10 minutes.
Now while that’s chilling, we’re
going to gather up our veggies.
You could buy pre-cut
broccoli florets,
but it’s much more affordable
to buy an entire broccoli crown,
and cut it up yourself.
Hold it upside down like this,
and we’re going to cut
around the middle.
So you might end up with
some big old trees like this.
We want tiny little shrubs,
like this.
So just break them apart,
or cut them up, like so.
I’m going to throw it in
with the rest of my veggies.
Now my veggies are ready,
and you just saved
a couple bucks.
So I’m going to pull that steak
out of the freezer right now.
Freezing the steak,
like what we just did,
it will make it more firm
and easier to cut.
Now when we cut the steak,
we want even, thin strips.
So we’re cutting across
the grain, like this.
You can see right there
where the grain
is going across right there?
We’re going to cut across it,
which is going to make it
easier to chew.
It’s going to keep it tender.
Once I’ve finished
with cutting my meat,
I’m going to wash my hands.
I don’t want to contaminate.
Now, time for some flavor.
We’ve got some water here,
we’re going to
take some soy sauce,
throw that right in there.
And we’re going to use
our McCormick
One-Skillet Seasoning Mix .
These are great because
all the spices you need
are ready to go, right here
in this little packet.
We’re just going to mix
that up a bit, whisk that up.
So from there, we’re going
to add a little vegetable oil
to our large,
non-stick skillet here.
It’s already on
medium-high heat.
So once the oil starts
to shimmer a bit in the pan,
like that, we’re good to go.
So first, we’re going to add
our steak, right all in there.
And remember,
you want to keep stirring this
constantly, all right?
It’s only going to take,
like, three minutes
to cook all these pieces.
So we want to keep this moving,
keep it cooking,
keep it sizzling.
It’s like exercise, you know?
It’s,
like, keep it moving, you know?
And it looks like
our steak’s done.
So we’re going to take our meat
out of the skillet.
So I’m going to add the rest
of my oil, pan’s already hot.
We’re going to throw our veggies
right in there.
And again, like I said,
this is quick —
we’re not
going to overcook these.
We’re going to just
get them tender,
keep them crispy, maybe,
like, four minutes in the pan.
My mom said you have to have
greenery on your plate —
so I’m doing what she says,
because I’m terrified of her.
Good boy!
Mmm.
All right,
so once the veggies are done,
we’re going to pour our sauce
mixture right in there,
get it all over everything.
We going to mix this up,
bring it to a boil
over the medium heat.
The balance of these flavors
is going to come together —
this is going to taste
so delicious!
You know, also, I’m a Libra,
so I’m all about balance.
So we’re ready to add our steak
back into this flavor party
going on in here.
We want to make sure the sauce
thickens up nicely,
so we have a nice, saucy coating
all over everything.
The veggies are nice and crisp.
The meat’s tender, not overdone.
The sauce is thickened,
it’s coated
all the vegetables nicely.
Saucy!
Now, this dish is amazing
to eat on its own.
But you could also serve it up
with some rice, or some noodles,
and just like that —
you’ve got an easy,
one-skillet stir fry
that will stir up some
delicious feelings within you.
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Make sure to check out
the Flavor Maker app.
You’ll find all
the Flavor Maker videos,
and tons of delicious recipes.
You can even scan
your McCormick spices,
add them to your
digital spice rack,
and create shopping lists,
plus a ton of
other cool features
that I haven’t
even explored yet.
Have fun cooking, guys!