Mom’s Stir-Fry Beef with Bell Peppers

My Mom being a busy entrepreneur, didn’t cook much when I was growing up, but the few dishes she did cook she cooked really well. And this is certainly one of her dishes which my sister and I really love.  It’s a very simple dish that reminds me of home. This is the kind of dish she would cook for us on a school night, when we got back from school.  My Mom never gave this dish a name, so every time my sister and I fancied this dish we would ask her to cook her ‘beef dish with bell peppers’ that’s just what we call it. To make things easier to catalog, I named the recipe “Stir-fry Beef with Bell Peppers”. Though no doubt in our household it will forever be called ‘Mom’s amazing beef dish with bell peppers’. Enjoy.  

A dish for marinade and a work for stir fry.

For the Beef Marinade:
1.  Approx 220g beef sirloin, thinly sliced into strips
2.  1 clove of garlic, crushed of grated
3.  3 tbsp. light soy sauce
4.  1 tbsp. Worcester sauce
5.  ½ tsp. sunflower oil
6.  ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
7.  ¼ tsp. chilli flakes
8.  1 bay leaf, torn into small pieces
For the Stir Fry:
9.  2 tbsp. sunflower oil
10. 1 clove of garlic, crushed or grated
11. 1 small onion, finely chopped
12. 1 bay leaf
13. 2 bell pepper, slice into strips
14. 3 tbsp. light soy sauce
15. ½ tbsp. dark soy sauce
16. Pinch of salt
17. ¼ of ground black pepper
18. 2 sprigs of spring onions, finely chopped.

The Stir-Fry:
1.  Drain the beef off from the marinade.
2.  On a wok, heat 2 tbsp. of oil, when the oil is smoking hot, add the garlic, onion and bay leaf stir fry until onion turns translucent and soft. 
3.  Add beef and bell peppers, fry for 1-2 minutes. Then season with the soy sauce, salt and pepper, finally add in the spring onions.

Serve immediately with jasmine rice.

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