#MeatMatters challenge!

Cooking with the children is something I very much enjoy so we’ve signed up for the #MeatMatters challenge with brit mums and simply lamb and beef. Cooking is not only a fun way to spend quality time but also a great life skill for when they are older.  I have been baking with my daughter since she was quite young and she loves it. Her brother has now just turned 1 and a half, he is also taking a real interest as well which is lovely, although we do get a few tears when he’s not allowed to eat raw or frozen ingredients. Cooking together is not only fun but encourages my fussy children to try new foods. 

We have chosen a Satay beef Stir-fry because Beef is a good source of protein and provides eight essential vitamins and minerals* that support good health and wellbeing. (* niacin, vitamin b6 and b12, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus ) . To our recipe, we added lots of veggies and mushrooms. The kids can help with it too although I know from experience their favourite bit is chopping everything up (with a blunt knife ) making mess ahaaa.



  • 6 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 2 beef frying steaks thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 2 onions chopped however you like
  • 1 carrot peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pepper thinly sliced
  • Some mushrooms that need using.
  • A handful of frozen Broccoli
  • some chilli flakes



  1. Heat the soy sauce, peanut butter, ginger, cumin and sweet chilli sauce in the pan adding roughly a 1 cup of water ( 230ml ) bring to the boil and put to one side.
  2. Heat the wok (pan in my case) add a little oil and stir fry the beef.
  3. Add the garlic, pepper, onion, carrot and broccoli to the pan stir fry for 5 mins. ( cook until broccoli is soft or your in for a surprise )
  4. Add the satay sauce back to the wok and stir through.
  5. Serve with egg noodles or rice. finish with a sprinkle of chilli flakes or more if you like an extra kick.

A stir fry is a great way to use up what veggies you may have left in the fridge add some lovely beef and a nice sauce you’ve got a delicious meal in under 30 mins. A brilliant way to stop food waste and to eat a good meal after a busy day.

It was really nice having a different meal, it has been a fun challenge and We have had a lot of fun taking part we hope you’ve enjoyed our entry.


Thanks for reading what your fave beef recipes?



(This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters Challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits of cooking and eating beef and lamb along with recipe ideas and inspiration here!)

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