Chicken and beef are two different proteins that vary in textures, tastes, and cooking temperatures and times.
If these two are combined in the same recipe, they will offer scrumptious taste incomparable to any other meal. They can be presented as stir fry, stew, vegetable soup and many other dishes rich in protein, fat and vitamin contents. Let’s see what we have with chicken and beef together recipes
How to Make Chicken and Beef Stir Fry?
Stir fry is always popular for its quick processing method and freshness. This chicken and steak stir fry with season’s fresh picked vegetables will enhance the beauty of your dinner plate! Sometimes,
you can select fresh vegetables and cook a Chicken and Beef Vegetable soup instead.
Let’s see what ingredients we need to make the chicken and beef stir fry.
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Ingredients You Need to Make Chicken and Beef Stir Fry:
Vegetable Oil for Pan
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tablespoon Ginger Minced
1 Piece of Boneless Short Rib Meat or Small Steak of Choice, Thinly Sliced
1 Small Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Thinly Sliced
1 Cup Baby Carrots Cut in Half, Lengthwise
¼ Head of Cabbage Cored and Sliced
½ a Green Bell Pepper Cut into Strips
2 Scallions Green Parts Cut into 2″ Strips, White Parts, Sliced Thinly
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Sesame Seeds for Garnish Optional
For the sauce:
1 Cup Chicken Broth, Low in Sodium
1 Tablespoons Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
1 Teaspoon Chili Garlic Sauce
1 Teaspoon Agave Nectar or 2 Teaspoons Sugar
Method of Preparing Chicken and Beef Stir Fry Step by Step:
Clean chicken and Beef separately and set aside. Wash and chop your vegetables for stir fry. Keep in a different bowl.
In a bowl, add the chicken stock, soy sauce, corn starch, hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce, and agave nectar. Mix together and set aside.
In a large pan, add some vegetable oil. To the cold oil, add the minced ginger and garlic and place over medium-high heat. Cook while stirring, until they become translucent and fragrant, but not browned.
Add your sliced meat and season in some salt and pepper. Cook until almost done, but still a little raw, and keep onto a plate or a bowl. Set aside.
Add your vegetables to the pan, starting with the crunchiest, such as the carrots, and ending with the vegetables that require less cooking time, such as the scallions.
Season all the vegetables lightly with salt and pepper. You can adjust the taste later. Cook until the vegetables are crisp tender.
Add the meat back to the pan and finish cooking together. Then whisk the sauce to make sure the corn starch isn’t stuck to the bottom of the bowl, and add to the pan.
Cook together until the sauce is slightly thickened. Toss all the meat and vegetables in the sauce well.
Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper as necessary. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve chicken beef hot with rice or pasta.
How to Make Beef Stir Fry Meat Tender:
Beef has its own unique flavor which doesn’t require many seasonings to marinate.
To make Beef Stir Fry Meat Tender, we need to season the beef with salt and pepper for half an hour, or even 24 hours in the fridge if you want the best result.
For the vegetables, choose your favorite vegetables. Let’s make a grocery list for our delicious tender chicken and beef stew without any delay!
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Ingredients Need for making Beef Stir Fry Meat Tender:
1 Lb. Beef Flap Sirloin Tips, , Skirt Steak, or Sirloin
1.5 to 2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos (as a Substitute for Soy Sauce) or Soy Sauce
½ to 1 Tbsp Red Boat Fish Sauce
1 Tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
⅛ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Tsp Arrowroot Starch
¼ to ½ Tsp Baking Soda
Ingredients for Garnish:
1.5 to 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
Sesame Seeds, Toasted
Dry Red Chili Flakes
Method of Preparing Homemade Beef Stir Fry Meat Tender Step by Step:
Slice the beef against the grain about a little thicker than 1/8 inch. Add your favorite seasoning to marinade the beef or only salt pepper work too.
Add arrowroot starch to replace corn starch and little baking soda to tenderize the meat. Combine well and set aside in the fridge for 15-20 minutes or up to 24 hrs.
Heat a 10-12 inch stainless steel skillet over medium heat. Test the temperature of the skillet with ½ tsp water.
When the skillet is at the perfect temperature, one or two bubbles will form immediately and the pan is ready. If it’s overheated remove it from the heat and let it cool down.
Add oil. Pan fry the beef in single layer for about 2 minutes or until the beef is in golden brown color. Try to keep beef slices apart from each other. It will help the beef slices to cook evenly.
Use a sturdy spatula. Flip the slices and cook for 30 seconds. Don’t overcook the beef or they will turn soggy and less crisp. Keep the cooked slices with the juice and in a separate bowl.
If you want your beef with some vegetables then cover the bowl and keep the beef slices warm while you cook other ingredients.
Garnish with scallions, sesame seeds, and dry chili flakes, if desired.
Chicken-Beef together recipes or Chicken and hamburger recipes are exceptional in tastes and textures. The combination of white and red meat paired with some vegetables is amazing as it offers succulent taste in one dish. Let’s give it a try and surprise your guests!