Spicy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

Hey and happy Monday! After dropping weight steadily, I seem to have plateaud. As long as I don’t gain, I’m good!

Spawn and I went to the grocery over the weekend and we are set to try quite a few new recipes, most of them from here! We’ll let you know how they turned out! I’m particularly looking forward to the Asian Chicken Salad and the Hoisen Pork Lettuce Wraps.

I think it’s pork… might not be!



  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a large bowl, toss beef with ginger, 2 garlic cloves, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt; let stand 15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk coconut milk, sugar, chili sauce, lime zest, lime juice and remaining salt until blended.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; stir-fry until no longer pink, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • Stir-fry red pepper, red onion, jalapeno and remaining garlic in remaining oil just until vegetables are crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Stir in coconut milk mixture; heat through. Add spinach and beef; cook until spinach is wilted and beef is heated through, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with green onions and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 312 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

Considering the ginger and the cilantro and the chili sauce, Imma gonna skip the jalapenos!

Thar ya go!

Dat tongue…

4 thoughts on “Spicy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

  1. Well isn’t that a coincidence! I made this last night. We like it spicy, though, so I did around 3 times the ginger, 2 times the garlic, and 3 times the sriracha. I liked it, but my husband and son were kind of medium on it. At the very least, it was healthy!

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    1. I don’t like to cook. Luckily, my son does! He’s home tonight (his job takes him away 3 days a week. It’s a crap job but it gives him money to take care of the things he likes and needs – LIKE TIRES!) and I think we’re baptizing the grill for the season!

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