The best part of throwing a weeknight party is being able to enjoy time with family. With this flavorful stir-fry on the menu, you'll be out of the kitchen with time to spare! —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey
Christi Paulton of Phelps, Wisconsin loves Chinese dishes but hates chopping all those veggies. Using presliced mushrooms and ready-made sauce, she came up with this tasty solution that‘s quick, easy and versatile enough to make the most of whatever she has on hand. TIP: “I sometimes add peanuts or cashews for extra crunch and flavor,“ Christi shares.
"I love this quick-and-easy stir-fry because everything but the cooking can be done in advance," writes Marian Johnson of Brawley, California. "It's great with sourdough bread and a fresh tomato and cucumber salad. Or, serve it with warm tortillas and hot sauce. The meat is easier to slice into nice even strips if it's partially frozen."
Our Test Kitchen recreated the classic Chinese beef and broccoli dish using a beautiful variety of colorful veggies and inexpensive ground beef. Serve over rice noodles--which you can find in the Asian section of your grocery store--for a change from pasta.
This colorful, economical stir-fry dish takes only five ingredients—all of which you're likely to have on hand. Serve with a dash of soy sauce and a side of pineapple slices. Or try ground turkey instead of beef! —Laura Stenberg, Wyoming, Minnesota