Utilize leftover vegetables effortlessly with a beef stir fry, the ultimate solution for busy weeknights. Not only are they a breeze to whip up, but they also never fail to satisfy a hungry crowd. Ditch the store-bought sauce and elevate your stir-fry game with a homemade sauce crafted from wholesome ingredients.

By opting for a homemade sauce, you not only enhance the flavor profile of your dish but also ensure it’s packed with nutrients from whole foods. This mindful approach to cooking not only adds depth to your meal but also aligns with a healthier lifestyle.

Experiment with an array of fresh ingredients to create a sauce that tantalizes the taste buds and elevates your stir-fry to new heights of culinary excellence. From savory soy sauce to zesty citrus juices, the possibilities are endless when it comes to crafting your own signature sauce.

So, the next time you find yourself with a surplus of veggies and limited time, turn to stir-fries for a quick, flavorful, and nutrient-rich meal. With a homemade sauce bursting with whole food goodness, you’ll never look at weeknight dinners the same way again.


Brown rice1 cup250 mL
Pepper, diced1 cup250 mL
Carrots, chopped1 cup250 mL
Onion, diced½ cup125 mL
Broccoli, chopped1 cup250 mL
Ginger, minced1 Tbsp15 mL
Olive oil1 Tbsp15 mL
Peanut butter, natural3 Tbsp45 mL
Low sodium soy sauce¼ cup60 mL
Rice vinegar½ Tbsp7.5 mL
Maple syrup (or honey)1 Tbsp15 mL
Sesame seed oil1 tsp5 mL
Chili powder1 tsp5 mL
Garlic powder1 tsp5 mL
Olive oil1 Tbsp15 mL
Sirloin steak, cubed2 cups500 mL


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. While rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium-heat. Add vegetables and ginger and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. While vegetables are cooking, add the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame seed oil, chili powder and garlic powder. Set aside.
  4. Add cubed steak to the vegetables in the frying pan and sauté for another 5 minutes until the steak is brown on the outside and slightly pink on the inside.
  5. Add the sauce to the frying pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Split the rice four ways and add the vegetable and meat mixture to the bed of brown rice.
  7. Serve immediately or freeze in individual portions.

Makes 4 servings (271 g /serving). 1 serving =  1 ½ cups

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