Keep a bag of frozen vegetables on hand for the nights you want a super-fast dinner! Having the Big Batch Calcium-Boosted Beef ready to go in the freezer, as well, will make this a meal you’ll have on repeat.
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1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
1 bag (750 g) frozen Asian-style vegetable mix
1 portion Big Batch Calcium-Boosted Beef, thawed if necessary
3 tbsp (45 mL) hoisin sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
3 cups (750 mL) hot cooked rice
⅓ cup (75 mL) sliced almonds, toasted
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Cook vegetables, stirring often, for about 10 minutes or until starting to thaw.
- Add Big Batch Calcium-Boosted Beef mixture, hoisin and soy sauce; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until beef and vegetables are heated through.
- Divide rice between serving bowls and top with stir-fry. Sprinkle with almonds.
Per Serving (1/4 recipe): 560 calories, 23g fat, 7g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 780mg sodium, 56g carbs, 7g fibre, 10g sugars, 31g protein, vitamin A 3%, vitamin C 31%, vitamin D ≥2%, calcium 18%, iron 17%.
*Calcium = 175 mg per serving
Omit almonds and use a sprinkle of sesame seeds instead, if desired.
To toast almonds, place sliced almonds in small dry skillet and toast over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Transfer to a bowl immediately and let cool.
If you have fresh veggies you want to use for this stir-fry, a great combination would be broccoli, green beans, sweet red pepper and sugar snap peas. You will need 6 cups (1.5 L) chopped or pieces; cook until barely tender-crisp before adding the beef.