Marinated Beef With Vegetables and Pasta

“This delicious, quick and easy to prepare beef stir-fry will please parents and kids alike. It makes a great all-in-one meal and may just become a new family favorite. Recipe and description are from Disney's Family Fun website.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces round steaks, cut into strips (you can also use rump steak, or sirloin)
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 6 ounces new potatoes
  • 4 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil (I have used canola oil and it tasted fine)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • Marinade
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake or 1 tablespoon sherry wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (I have used canola oil and added a tsp sesame seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Sauce
  • 12 chicken stock cube, dissolved in 6 tablespoons boiling water
  • 12 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 12 sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix together the ingredients for the marinade and marinate the beef strips for at least 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. I usually marinate for 1 hour, flipping after a half hour.
  2. When the beef is done marinating, cook the pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water according to the instructions on the package, drain, set aside, and keep warm.
  3. Steam the carrot, potatoes, and green beans for about 6 minutes or until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or large frying pan over Medium-High heat and stir-fry the beef for 3 minutes. Take out the beef and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and saute the garlic and onion for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the red pepper to the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add to beef/veggie mixture.
  7. Cut the potatoes into slices, and add these together with the carrot, green beans, and beef and season with some salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce.
  9. Stir the sauce and cooked pasta into the veggie/beef/onion mixture and cook for 2 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

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