Chinese Five Spice Beef Stir-Fry

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Chinese Five Spice Beef Stir-Fry
 
Make this amazing Chinese Five Spice Beef Stir-Fry that is loaded with flavor!
Ingredients
Fort the Vegetables:
  • ¼ yellow bell pepper, julienne
  • ¼ green bell pepper, julienne
  • ¼ red bell pepper, julienne
  • ½ cup of thinly sliced fresh leeks
  • 1 cup of green onions, cut into 1" slices
  • 1 small jalapeƱo, seeded and julienne
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
For the Rice:
  • 2 cups of jasmine rice
  • 3 cups of water
For the Sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon of finely minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of dry sherry wine
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • ¼ cup of corn starch mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of water
For the Meat:
  • 10 ounces of beef stew meat cut into 1" thick pieces
  • ½ teaspoon of Chinese five-spice
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Pour 3 cups of water in a small pot and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, stir in rice and then turn down the heat until simmering and put a cap on the pot. After 15 minutes turn the heat off and let stand for another 15 minutes. Once done use a fork to break up the rice and place the cap back on to keep warm.
  2. In a sauce pan on high heat with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil caramelize the garlic and ginger. Once brown de-glaze with sherry until it is almost gone. When ½ the amount of sherry is in the pan, add in soy sauce and beef stock and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once boiling slowly pour in the cornstarch/water mixture until the sauce is thick. NOTE: You may only use a small amount of the cornstarch/water mixture. Keep the sauce warm.
  4. Next, coat the meat on all sides with the Chinese five spice, salt and pepper and saute in a hot Wok with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil until golden brown on all sides and until a medium-rare internal temperature is achieved. Once cooked remove the meat from the pan and add in 1 more tablespoon of sesame oil into the wok and add in all the remaining prepared vegetables and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes on high heat. Once brown add in cooked beef and sauce and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. To Plate: Serve the beef stir-fry along with the forked rice. Garnish with finely sliced green onions.

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