Sunday, September 12, 2021

Ground Beef Stir Fry and an abbreviated Weekly Menu #SundayFunday

A quick, easy and flavorful dinner that is ready to go on the table in half an hour.  Perfect now that school is back in session.

Ground Beef Stir Fry

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are showcasing Ginger today.......
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Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds is hosting this week and asked us to make a recipe using ginger.  Let's take a look at what was brought to the table........

Ground Beef Stir Fry

Most children are back in school again, either in person or virtually.  Summer has come to a close.  The sun is setting earlier and those long, lingering nights relaxing on the deck are disappearing and being replaced by homework and extra-curricular activities. 

One of my favorite new finds at Costco is an organic quinoa and brown rice mixture that comes in pouches.  You place that pouch in the microwave for 90 seconds and you have a wonderful, nutritious, whole grain side dish that is perfect with this stir fry.

Ground Beef Stir Fry

This dinner is ready in half an hour from start to finish.  It is made using only one pot for easy cleanup leaving plenty of time to get homework done and to practices.  You might even have time to relax in front of a bonfire before bedtime.  Happy Fall......

We are heading north this week as Frank has a work conference and I'm tagging along.  Last night we met up with an old friend for dinner.  Tonight we are just relaxing and grazing with charcuterie, cheese, fruit and bread.  Tomorrow is pasta and then we are heading out of town.  We'll be back on Saturday so next week I will have a real Weekly Menu for you.

Entrees, One Pot meals, Stir Fry, Beef,
Entrees, Beef
Asian Fusion
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Ground Beef Stir Fry

Ground Beef Stir Fry

A quick, easy and flavorful dinner that is ready to go on the table in half an hour. Perfect now that school is back in session.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 5 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 2 carrots, scraped and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 5 oz. snow peas
  • 1 c. beef broth
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. tamari
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 2 T. ginger paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Heat a wok over medium high heat.  Add the beef and cook, stirring and breaking it up, until browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms, carrots, snow peas and peppers.  Cook and stir for a few minutes.  Remove 2 Tablespoons of the beef broth to a small bowl and add the remainder to the wok. Bring to a boil. 
  3. Whisk the cornstarch, honey, oil, tamari, ginger and garlic with the 2 Tablespoons of broth.  Stir into the wok and cook until sauce is thickened and glossy and vegetables are crisp tender. 
  4. Serve over rice.


Adapted from a recipe found at The Endless Meal

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  1. I love stir fries and ginger beef is one of my favorite combos!

  2. Stir-fries are always a favorite at our house and your ground beef version looks delicious!

  3. lovely to read that schools are back there. we are still waiting for goverment guidelines here :(
    surely that dish would make for a hearty meal with the quinoa

    1. It was perfect Kalyani. There are those that think perhaps we should wait until the vaccine is available for children. My granddaughter is still being home schooled.

  4. With the days getting colder, we naturally crave for food that has a bit of heat from ginger and chilis. With the generous amount of ginger in the stir fry, must be really tasty.


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