At our house, we love to combine fresh ingredients with a pantry product. This version starts with beef, onions, peppers and mushrooms, since we always have them on hand, but make the dish your own—bring out your inner chef! —Richard Robinson, Park Forest, Illinois
I devised this recipe years ago to use up some leftover pork. Nowadays, we don't wait for leftovers! The spicy dish is easy to prepare, and in addition to broccoli, you can use almost any combination of fresh vegetables.
When I first started out cooking, I did a lot of stir-frying. Although my menu has expanded, I still enjoy cooking and eating stir-fries. Oranges, ginger and pepper flakes give this dish a very distinctive flavor.
Whenever I ask my husband what he'd like for dinner, this is what he requests. I double the recipe so that I can enjoy it with him. He thinks this rivals the stir-fries served in many restaurants.—Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
"No one would guess this elegant entree is a snap to prepare at the last minute," remarks Janis Plourde from Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. "To save even more prep time, use frozen mixed veggies instead of fresh. Sometimes I substitute chicken, chicken bouillon and curry for the beef, beef bouillon and ginger."
Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon relies on Ramen noodles to stretch this appealing stir-fry. "You can use whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand," she suggests. "The dish is different every time I make it."
My family often requests this tasty stir-fry. It's great because it combines tender beef and nutritious vegetables in one dish. We enjoy it year-round but especially in summer, when I grow my own broccoli and onions. Plus, it doesn't heat up the kitchen. —Ruth Stahl