Stir Fried Garlic Beef with Vegetables

1 lb beef (round steak is best) sliced thin

4-6 cloves of garlic

¼ cup olive oil

1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

¾ lb vegetables  ( Brocooli, snow peas, sliced carrots etc)

¼ cup chicken stock

4 green onions cut

1 cup mushrooms

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

salt and pepper to taste

1 diced chili pepper (optional)


Directions

  1. Slice the beef very thin. An easy way to do this is with a sharp knife and a partially frozen piece of beef
  2. Put soy sauce, garlic and cornstarch in a bowl and mix.  Add beef and coat. Let sit for at lease 30 minutes.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons oil to a hot skillet or preferable a wok
  4. Add mushrooms and stir for 1-2 minutes
  5. Remove mushrooms and set aside
  6. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to the wok and stir fry beef until browned.  Remove and set aside
  7. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to wok, heat and add onions and stir fry for 1 minute then add vegetables( chili pepper if you want to add heat)
  8. Add chicken stock until heated
  9. Add beef and mushrooms and sir for 2 minutes
  10. Serve over rice