From My Kitchen: Rainbow Beef

You have no idea how much I love my cookbooks! I’m forever cooking up something yummy and brand new, it’s exciting and fun. I always check the recipe a few days before I cook it, because I don’t want to find out too late that there are ingredients that need to be ordered from, or that there is something that needs to be in the fridge marinating overnight. Preparation is half the battle. This is my umptiest meal that I’m cooking from the Myers & Chang At Home cookbook, and it was surprisingly easy and fast! This recipe involves a few items that are not easily found in every day supermarkets, but I got them within 24 hours from Amazon. Easy Breezy.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound top round sirloin or London Broil, sliced into bite size strips
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 large yellow pepper
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot Sichuan bean paste
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves

In a wok or large, flat bottomed skillet, hear the canola oil over high heat until it starts to smoke, about 90 seconds. Add the beef and and stir quickly until the beef starts to lose some of its red color, about 1 minute. Remove the beef and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

Add the onions to the wok and cook, stirring continuously, for one minute. Add the scallions and the bell peppers and toss a few times to combine the vegetables. Stir for 1 minute more.

Add the beef, give the whole mixture a good stir, and remove from the heat for now.

In a medium sauce pan combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, bean paste, sesame oil and black pepper, and bring to a boil over high heat, whisking continuously.

Return the beef and vegetables to medium heat and add Rainbow sauce. Stir for 2 – 3 minutes. Top off with cilantro leaves and serve with white or brown rice.

Bon Appétit!

For more info on the Myers & Chang cookbook click here

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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