“Eat your vegetables,” is a directive commonly heard by kids everywhere. I have to admit…even as an adult, I’m not a big veggie eater. I wish I was but the reality is they just don’t interest me much unless they are drenched in tons of flavor and it’s even better when they are mixed in to the main course! This Beef with Broccoli and Carrot Stir Fry camp recipe has great textures with the vegetables providing a slight crunch while delivering a savory and sweet combination that will make kids everywhere veggie lovers—no matter how old the ‘kids’ are! Serves 4. Here’s how you make it. Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.
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Make the Marinade
In a plastic re-sealable bag mix the marinade ingredients
- 4 T white sugar
- ½ t dry mustard powder
- 4 T soy sauce
- 4 T vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic-minced
- 2 green onions-chopped
Add the Meat
Add meat to marinade, seal the bag and refrigerate until ready to use-overnight is best but 30 minutes minimally
- 1 pound round steak—sliced into thin strips
Chop the Veggies
- 1 head broccoli-into bite-sized pieces
- 2 carrots-into matchstick-sized pieces
- 1 white or yellow onion-in half then into slices
Cook the Rice
- 4 servings
Brown rice-make according to package directions. I like to use boil in a bag rice at the campsite; it’s a nice little package and super easy to use. Keep warm until ready to eat.
Cook the Veggies
Heat a large skillet to high heat, add about 1 cup of water. After the water begins to boil add the broccoli and carrots and cover with lid; let them steam until they are just tender and still brightly colored. If they lose their color, you probably overcooked them and mushy veggies are-in my humble opinion-disgusting. Add the onion slices just before the broccoli and carrots are done so they have a chance to soften just a bit. It’s possible that the water will evaporate before the veggies are cooked so just keep adding a little more water until they are done. Remove cooked veggies from pan and set aside.
Cook the Meat
After you finish cooking the veggies, use the same pan to cook the meat. Remove the meat from the marinade and cook over med/high heat so it has a chance to sear a little bit. When the meat is almost done, remove from pan and set aside with veggies. Now, add the marinade to the skillet and cook until it starts boiling, let it cook a little until it reduces a bit and starts to slightly thicken—then, add the meat and veggie mixture back in to the pan and toss until everything is thoroughly combined and heated through.
- 2 T sesame seeds
Place rice on plate, top with meat and veggie mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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