In my experience, beef and mushrooms are a match made in culinary heaven. The rich, savory flavor of beef pairs perfectly with the earthy, umami taste of mushrooms. Whether you’re a meat lover, a mushroom enthusiast, or simply someone looking for a delicious and hearty meal, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. Let’s dive into the world of beef and mushrooms and explore a mouthwatering recipe that’s become a staple in my kitchen.
- 1 1/2 pounds of beef (such as sirloin or flank steak), thinly sliced
- 2 cups of sliced mushrooms (I prefer using a mix of cremini and shiitake mushrooms for depth of flavor)
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/2 cup of beef broth
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
- Start by marinating the thinly sliced beef with soy sauce, oyster sauce, minced garlic, and a pinch of black pepper. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- While the beef is marinating, heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the sliced onions and cook until they turn translucent.
- Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they are tender and have released their juices. Then, transfer the cooked mushrooms and onions to a plate and set them aside.
- In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of oil and stir-fry the marinated beef in batches until it’s browned and cooked through. Once all the beef is cooked, return the mushrooms and onions to the skillet.
- In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, sugar, and beef broth until the cornstarch is fully dissolved. Pour this mixture into the skillet with the beef and mushrooms, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
- Taste the dish and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Then, garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
- Serve the beef and mushroom stir-fry over steamed rice or noodles for a satisfying meal that’s bursting with flavor.
I love how versatile this recipe is – you can easily customize it by adding your favorite vegetables like bell peppers or snow peas. The savory sauce coats each piece of beef and mushroom, creating a delightful umami experience with every bite. The tender beef combined with the meaty texture of the mushrooms makes for a truly satisfying dish that’s perfect for a cozy night in or a gathering with friends.
Beef and mushrooms are a dynamic duo that never fail to impress. The recipe’s simplicity and depth of flavor make it a winner in my book. Whether you’re a beginner cook or a seasoned chef, this beef and mushroom stir-fry is a must-try. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your ingredients, and get ready to savor every mouthful of this delightful dish.