Crisp green beans and tender steak meet bold flavors in this speedy stir-fry. Simple, inexpensive ingredients make it an ideal weeknight meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add steak and cook, stirring, until browned, about 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer steak to a plate. Add green beans, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring, until green beans are crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Return beef and any juices to pan along with fish sauce and basil. Cook 1 minute. Serve with rice.

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Cook's Notes

Place steak in the freezer for 15 minutes before slicing. The meat will firm up so you can cut it into perfectly thin strips.

Reviews (4)

46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
07/29/2014
I thought this was a fine recipe, if a little bland. I ended up loading it with sriracha. Next time I'll use fish sauce, since soy didn't seem to be good enough. The amount of ginger seems like a lot, but really isn't. I got tired of grating in the end, so was probably off by a tbs, but will make sure to use the full amount next time.
Rating: 1 stars
07/03/2014
Wow. Incredibly disappointing. Followed the directions, used organic beans, natural beef, heck, even organic basil and ginger and a high quality fish sauce. All ingredients I love. Tasted like salt. This is the first time I've ever commented on a recipe on any site. Very disappointing.
Rating: Unrated
01/20/2013
This is one of my favorite dishes! I always substitute the fish sauce for soy sauce. I would like to know the nutrition facts for the dish.
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Rating: Unrated
09/09/2012
I'm really not sure what I did wrong, but this recipe was a disaster for me! The amount of ginger was overwhelming - to the point 4T seems like it has to be a misprint! I've had great successes with other EDF stir-fry recipies (Sesame Beef and Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy), and will likely try this again with tweaks, but as written something is definitely off!