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.
SATAY BEEF STIR-FRY
- 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
- 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.
- Heat the wok (pan in my case) add a little oil and stir fry the beef.
- 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 )
- Add the satay sauce back to the wok and stir through.
- 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!)