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Cumin Beef Stir Fry

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Ingredients

For the Steak:

  • 1.5 pounds flank steak sirloin is good, too
  • avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch arrowroot is okay

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced white onion or 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground sichuan peppercorns (I use a coffee grinder to do this)
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons red boat fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 4 green onions, green parts only cut into 2 inch pieces

Instructions

For the Steak:

  • Place the steak on a cutting board. This is optional, but I like to whack my steak 20-30 times with a meat mallet to help tenderize it a bit. Regardless, slice it into thin 1/4 inch strips that are about 3 inches long, more or less. Or, "thin bite sized pieces."
  • Place the sliced steak in a large bowl with the 1 teaspoon of avocado oil, 1 tbsp coconut aminos, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and tapioca. Toss until well combined and set aside to allow it to marinade at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.

For the Stir Fry:

  • Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of avocado oil and, in batches to prevent overcrowding the skillet, sear the beef until a golden brown crust begins to form, about 2 minutes a side. Transfer cooked beef to a side plate and continue until all of the beef is browned and set aside. (If your skillet ever runs dry, you can add more oil, as needed).
  • Add an additional teaspoon of avocado oil (if needed) and the toasted sesame oil. Add the onions, crushed red pepper flakes, ground sichuan peppercorns, cumin and garlic. Toast spices, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes, being careful not to burn.
  • Add the beef and toss until well coated in the spices. Add the coconut aminos, fish sauce rice vinegar, and green onions. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring, until the sauce has just thickened, 2 to 3 more minutes.