easy beef wok

If you are the grocery shopper in the family you know meat prices have been going up lately.  So this week how about I show you an easy steak wok recipe that feeds four on 3/4 pound of steak?

Recipe serves 4.


3/4 lb New York Strip Steak

1/2 red bell pepper – julienne cut

1/2 large onion – cut into wedges

24 snow or snap peas – cut in half on an angle

1 head broccoli -trimmed to bite sized pieces

2 quarter sized slices of fresh ginger – minced

1 clove garlic- minced

1/4 C unsalted roasted peanuts

3 Tbsp canola oil

1 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp Kung Pao Sauce (store bought)

1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce (store bought)

rice for 4 per directions on bag.


Remove steak from refrigerator and wrapping.  Place on plate.

Begin the preparation of red bell pepper, onion, snow peas, broccoli, ginger and garlic.

Trim fat from steak, and then slice in thin strips the width of the meat.

In a large non-metal bowl add ginger, garlic and soy sauce and then stir the ingredients.

Add the steak mix thoroughly and set aside.

Prepare rice as directed on bag.

When rice is about 10 minutes from being done, add the 3 Tbsp of canola oil to your wok and heat wok on high heat.

When oil hot add the steak to the wok.  Stir steak to sear on all sides and then cover.  After 2 minutes add the Kung Pao and Hoisin sauces and stir.

Pour the vegetables over the steak, add the peanuts, and cover the wok for a minute.  Next stir vegetables into the meat and cover for a minute.  Remove top and stir again,  the vegetable should be about done.  Do not overcook.

Plate the rice, add the steak and vegetable wok ingredients and in less than 25 minutes total you have created an easy, great, and affordable dinner for four!


My dreams of forming a Vespa bike gang had hit a snag.  I looked into them, and while they are great machines the price, for me on my lark, was just a tad too high.   Another dream squelched by my ever present well developed cheap bone.

But then, my older soon took Sue and me out to a tequila tasting and appetizer event at  Oreta 120 in Redondo Beach.  The owner provided flights of tequila varieties and gave us an enlightening and fun presentation on each type.  And as the night progressed our table begin to talk in between presentations.  And then it happened.  My son’s friend brought up her desire to join my gang.  I broke the news about the set back, and the guy one chair over spoke up that he gets fliers all the time for cheap scooters out of China!

With my cheap bone now in remission, my dream of forming scooter gang is back in play.  Wonder where I can buy a helmet that looks like the pot Devo wore back in the day?  Oh yeah babe this thing is coming together.

Good Eating and Table Talk,


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