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Basil Stir Fry

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With beach time only 3 months away, I’m newly dedicated to working out and eating healthy (during the week — I’m only human!!).
I just had a great workout, fought the freezing rain to get home and cook up something good. I realize that I haven’t really cooked anything beefy lately, so I decided on a basil beef stirfry for something flavorful and healthy. Let’s cook!

Ingredients:
– 1 lb eye of round beef
– 1 onion
– 2 zucchinis
– 2 bell peppers
– bunch sweet basil
– 1 TB garlic
– 3 TB soy sauce
– 1 TB sugar
– 2 tsp garlic powder
– 1 TB honey
– 1/4 can sprite
– 1/2 TB black pepper
– 1/2 cup white wine

1. Slice beef across the grain into thin strips and place in a bowl. Add soy sauce, sugar, garlic powder, honey, pepper, sprite and mix up well. Leave to marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

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2. Slice onions, zucchini, and bell peppers like below. Chiffonade the basil.

3. In a pan, heat olive oil and chopped garlic til garlic starts to pop. Add some of the beef and quickly stir fry. Flipping meat after about 1 min. You do NOT want to over cook here or you will have chewy stringy beef! Repeat until you’ve cooked all the beef.

This is a good pic of how much you should cook the beef. just pink inside.

4. Now your pan is probably all crusty. Keep it hot and add the 1/4 cup white wine to deglaze. Scrape up all the yummy garlic and brown bits. Next add your onions and stir fry about 2 min still they start to get soft.IMG_2783

yum yum!

5. Add the bell peppers and zucchini to pan. You can add more wine and/or some of the leftover marinade at this point to season. Stir fry about 3 min. Add the meat and basil to the pan and cook another 2 min and you are done!

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This will taste great over some rice, but I’m gonna hold the carbs and love up on some tasty lean protein!