TERIYAKI STIR FRY SAUCE - this time for Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This last time I made it into Beef and Broccoli instead of chicken.  It was incredible of  course.  You simply can't go wrong.  If I had any shrimp on hand I'd use it on that too (mental note to put shrimp on next week's shopping trip...)

Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

1/2 c soy sauce
1/4 c sweetener of choice (sugar, natural substitute, honey - although use a bit less for that)
1/2 c water
1 T brown sugar or brown sugar sweetener
1 T ginger
1 T minced, fresh garlic
1 t xanthan gum or corn starch

Beef   (save time & money - but the 'stew beef' already cut at the market)
Broccoli, red peppers, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, snow peas, fresh green beans, cabbage, bean sprouts, etc. etc.    FRESH OR FROZEN (use what you have on hand and make it work!)

Combine and mix your sauce.  Set aside.  If you have time, you can use half the sauce to marinate the beef, but if this is a last second dinner idea, don't worry about it.   Cut up your beef if you haven't bought the 'stew beef' that comes already cut into bite sized pieces.  Cook it in a bit of oil over medium high heat til starting to brown.  Add the vegetables - fresh, frozen, a mixture of both - whatever.  Cook for a bit (I add a splash of water at this point to help steam the veggies).  Then add your teriyaki sauce.  Stir quickly and cook til sauce thickens up and vegetables are as tender as you like them.  I add double the amount of vegetables I want in the end as they cook down.  Also - use as little or much of the sauce as you like.  Taste test it.   Serve over rice if you like - we like it sans rice. 

This particular time I used a fresh bagged stir-fry mix - they were having an awesome sale

LOVE this sauce so much I've taken to doubling the recipe & keeping it on hand ALL the time

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