I’ve decided to share a simple, yet delicious leek recipe – “Stir-fried Beef with Leeks”.
Leeks are often overlooked in favor of stronger tasting garlic and onions. However they’re rich in vitamins and have a more refined taste. I am a big fan.
When thinly sliced, they’re perfect for a stir-fry. I can’t wait to share with you.
I started by sautéing the dried chili peppers to infuse the oil with a spicy flavor. Chopped dried chili peppers burn easily, I recommend using medium-low heat and stirring occasionally while cooking.
If you can’t eat spicy food, feel free to skip this step.
I used thinly sliced beef ribeye for this dish. You can find it in most Korean or Japanese markets or simply ask the butcher to cut it for you.
When ribeye is sliced paper thin, it doesn’t take long to cook. I stir-fried for just under 2 minutes. Once it’s no longer pink, I added the leeks into the pan.
The seasonings for this dish are simple. Only soy sauce, sugar and salt can go a long way.
The key is keeping the ingredients tender and not overcooking them. Sliced leek and ribeye take only a few minutes to cook.
The best way to enjoy this dish is by paring it with a bowl of rice. You will be impressed by the flavor and texture of this dish!
Here is a recap of how I made this dish.
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- ½ pound thinly sliced beef ribeye
- 1 stalk leek, clean and cut into shreds
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
- 2-3 dried chili pepper, cut into small pieces
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, stir in the garlic and dried chili pepper, sauté for a minute or until fragrant.
- Add in the beef and pour the cooking wine into the pan, stir fry quickly for 2 minutes or until the beef is no longer pink.
- Stir in the leeks, continue cooking for 2 minutes or until soft, stir ocassionally.
- Add soy sauce, sugar and salt, stir fry for another minute to mix well.
- Serve and enjoy!
It took me just 15 minutes to prepare it but had to wait for 30 minutes to eat it with my friends. We ate the whole lot within 5 minutes. Please share more recipes which can be made in shortest possible time. Wish you best of luck!
Thank you! To share quick and easy recipes like this stir-fried beef with leeks is one of the main reason why I started Spice the Plate, there will definitely be more quick and effortless recipes to come!
Wow very nice myself & two teenage boys loved this. So quick to make. It’s the second recipe I’ve tried in a week of yours. Both have been fantastic
I am so glad you and your family liked the recipe, have a great weekend!
No ginger? .really? .