Jamaican Stir Fry Beef

Jamaican-Style Stir FrY Beef 

You’re going to love making this Jamaican-style stir fry beef recipe so much. Lightly seasoned beef stir-fried with simple veggies, then simmered in a savory browning sauce. It’s going to be all the raves at the dinner table. 

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It’s been a long time since I had anything with beef. 

I’m not a beef eater, but when I get the chance for a plate, I’m taking it.

Usually, the beef I’d enjoy back home would be bone-in and cooked in a delicious stew dish called Jamaican Stew Peas. 

Look out for that recipe soon!

So, going back to our stir fry dish, I’ve tried this recipe a few times, and I’m pleased with the results to share with you guys. 

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I’ve never made stir-fried anything before, but it’s a dish I’ve been excited to make since I saw the supermarket had a deal on beef strips and other meats. 

So, let’s dive right into my Jamaican-style Stir-Fry Beef. 

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What is Stir-Fry?

Simply put, it’s a method of quickly frying vegetables and small amounts of meat on high heat in a lightly oiled wok or pan. 

This method of cooking originated from the Chinese around 1500 years or earlier. 

It made its way to America by early Chinese immigrants, and many non-Asian cuisines have adapted this method.

While the stir fry is not popular in the Caribbean, it is a method I would love to incorporate more in my cooking as I explore more food. 

Ingredients To Use

I like to make this dish in steps.

Stir Fry Beef w purple cabbage

So, I broke down the ingredients for the best guide when making this dish. 

Beef Strips: 

  • Beef strips (cut in ½-inch-thick sizes)
  • All-purpose flour 
  • All-purpose seasoning 
  • Cumin 
  • Salt 
  • Garlic 
  • Oil 

Note: If you’re living in the Cayman Islands like us, then check out the deal at Foster’s Supermarket where you can purchase 5 parcels of meat for KYD 20.

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This isn’t a sponsored post. I just like this deal a lot and it has saved me and my hubby a ton of cash when it comes to buying meat for the week. Sharing is caring :)!

Vegetables:

  • Purple Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Bell pepper (red)
  • Scotch bonnet pepper 
  • Onion 
  • Escallion 
  • Ginger

Sauce: 

  • Butter 
  • Soy sauce 
  • Brown sugar 
  • Ketchup 
  • Lime juice
  • Water or beef stock  

How To Make Jamaican-Style Stir Fry Beef

When I originally made this dish, I loved it, but I knew I could make it even better. 

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So, after many attempts at making this, I can say with certainty that you’ll fall madly in love with this recipe as much as D and I have. 

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Instructions: 

  1. Rinse your beef in vinegar and water. Pat dry to remove excess water.
  2. Toss beef strips in a bowl and season with cumin, all-purpose seasoning, salt, and ginger. Set aside. 
  3. Before frying, coat beef in flour and set aside. 
  4. In a large pan, heat oil and fry beef strips. Stir to prevent sticking. Cook in 2-3 batches to avoid overcrowding the pan and beef cooking in its juices.
  5. Remove beef from the pan and turn the heat down to medium. Pour any excess liquid left from frying into a small bowl and set aside. 
  6. Place large pan back on high heat. Heat oil in the pan and saute onions, garlic, and ginger to the pan. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  7. Add cabbage and carrot to the cooked onions. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes. 
  8. While the vegetables are cooking, mix the ingredients for the sauce. Pour over stir-fried vegetables.  
  9. Allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 
  10.  Combine beef strips with vegetables. Stir everything together and allow to cook for 5 minutes. 
  11. Serve with the desired side. 

Serving Suggestions for Stir Fry Beef

With this recipe, I found it best served with plain, long-grain rice and your favorite beverage. 

Other suggestions include: 

  • Fried or Boiled Eggs 
  • Fried Rice 
  • Noodles 
  • Eggs Rolls 
  • Spring Rolls 

Tips For Making Stir Fry Beef 

These tips are what I used to help me make the best stir fry right at home, and so can you. 

Stir Fry Beef Strips with White Rice
  • Fry or sear beef strips in batches to prevent overcrowding the pan. 
  • If you don’t have any soy sauce, then one tablespoon of browning sauce works just fine. 
  • You can also add other vegetables such as bell peppers, string beans, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, and any other veggies of your choice. 
  • Though I didn’t use it for this recipe, a better alternative for flour is cornstarch when coating the beef. 

Storage Tips 

Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Reheat on your stovetop in small portions on medium to low heat. Serve as desired.

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Stir Fry Beef Strips Recipe - TheShyFoodBlogger

Jamaican-Style Stir Fry Beef

Lightly seasoned beef stir-fried with simple veggies, then simmered in a savory browning sauce. It’s going to be all the raves at the dinner table.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Jamaican
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Beef Strips:

  • 1 lb. Beef strips cut in ½-inch-thick sizes
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp oil

Stir fry Vegetables:

  • 1 cup cabbage finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots thinly sliced/julienne
  • ½ cup red sweet pepper
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 3 stalks escallion
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil

Stir fry Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup water or beef stock

Instructions
 

  • Rinse your beef in vinegar and water. Pat dry to remove excess water.
  • Toss beef strips in a bowl and season with cumin, all-purpose seasoning, salt, and ginger. Set aside.
  • Before frying, coat beef in flour and set aside.
  • In a large pan, heat oil and fry beef strips. Stir to prevent sticking. Cook in 2-3 batches to avoid overcrowding the pan and beef cooking in its juices.
  • Remove beef from the pan and turn the heat down to medium. Pour any excess liquid left from frying into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Place large pan back on high heat. Heat oil in the pan and saute onions, garlic, and ginger to the pan. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cabbage and carrot to the cooked onions. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, mix the ingredients for the sauce. Pour over stir-fried vegetables.
  • Allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Combine beef strips with vegetables. Stir everything together and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with the desired side.

Notes

Notes For Cooking Stir Fry Beef Strips 

  • Fry or sear beef strips in batches to prevent overcrowding the pan. 
  • If you don’t have any soy sauce, then one tablespoon of browning sauce works just fine. 
  • You can also add other vegetables such as bell peppers, string beans, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, and any other veggies of your choice. 
  • Though I didn’t use it for this recipe, a better alternative for flour is cornstarch when coating the beef.
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