Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beef and Broccoli Thai Stir-Fry

It's seriously a miracle that you're even seeing the following recipe.

I've tried to photograph it no less than five times in the past two months. Sometimes, it's too dark. Other times I get annoyed that my food is cooling quickly, so I give up on capturing the perfect picture.

Talk about an epic camera fail. That is, until Wednesday rolled around.

This one-bowl wonder's lucky day had finally arrived. A craving for TJ's Satay Peanut Sauce, broccoli slaw and beef hit around 2 p.m. (a.k.a. the perfect excuse to attempt another Thai stir-fry).

Broccoli slaw = Crunchy Base

 Spices + Beef + Veggies = Golden-Brown Goodness!

A decent picture at last! Thank you, Florida sunshine.

This dish is too easy to make. I now have no legitimate excuse to order Thai takeout, not that I ever did in the first place. ;)

Serves One


Effort: Minimal

Total Preparation and Cook Time: 15 minutes 


  • 1/4 lb. lean ground beef (I used the 93/7 variety.)
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers (red, green, yellow or all three)
  • 1/4 cup diced baby carrots
  • One handful broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup broccoli slaw
  • Dash of sea salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of the following spices: ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, chili powder 
  • One tablespoon TJ's Satay Peanut Sauce
  • One tablespoon low sodium soy sauce  
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Two teaspoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place one teaspoon oil in a non-stick skillet and turn stove on to medium-high heat.
  2. Place broccoli slaw in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Chop the carrots, peppers and broccoli. Place in skillet.
  4. Fry veggies for five minutes, stirring every so often to prevent them from burning.
  5. Remove veggies from pan and set aside on a plate.
  6. Add the second teaspoon of oil to the skillet. Add beef and season with all spices.
  7. Cook and stir beef continuously for two to three minutes or until it is golden brown.
  8. Reduce heat to low. 
  9. Place veggies back in skillet. Add garlic, peanut sauce and soy sauce.
  10. Stir and heat for an additional two minutes.
  11. Eat!


  1. Do you make a lot of stir-fry recipes?
  2. What's your favorite takeout dish?

Related HGG Posts:

Honey Teriyaki Stir-Fry Chicken

Summer Salad with Cinnamon Chicken

Easy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Of Possible Interest:

Copycat Thai Peanut Dressing via

CopyCat CPK Thai Chicken Pizza via Better Recipes

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad via Panera Bread at Home



  1. Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You're welcome! I hope you make it for you or your loved ones. :)

  3. This dish looks SO good. I would love to make it with either tempeh or tofu :).

    1. I've been meaning to try tempeh for ages now. Thanks for the suggestion on how I can incorporate it into a dish I already love. :)

  4. Oooooh my goodness. FIRST visit to your blog... and I am bombarded by FOOD PORN. Your stir-fly looks sooo good. I am going to have to throw this together one day for myself! Thanks for the recipe!

    Consider me a follower <3

    1. Thanks for your kind words and support! I try to make my food both appealing and delicious but sometimes fail at one of the two goals. This meal is definitely good for when you're in a hurry or too lazy to cook. I hope you like it. :)

  5. Your blog is very interesting! I really like the presentation from your blog. I really love the easy chicken and broccoli pasta. It looks really delicious! I will definitely make these recipes!

    Beef Stir Fry

    1. Thanks for your kind words! I hope you try and like the recipes! :)