Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry.

If your kids are like mine, they love sweets.  I recently discovered Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili sauce for $1.29.  (Note:  most Asian markets should have a similar product).  It has given a new dimension to stir fry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of lean meat diced into small cubes.  You can use chicken breast, turkey breast, or steak (if it’s lean.)
  • 1 pound of vegetables, cut, sliced, or shredded.  Use carrots, broccoli, peppers, etc..
  • 1 large onion sliced or diced, and separated from the other vegetables.  Use yellow or white onion.
  • 2 diced Jalapeno peppers.
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • Sweet Chili Sauce

Instructions:

  • Place the onion in your Wok along with 4 tablespoons of olive oil.  Continue to stir the onions so they cook evenly and turn a golden brown color.  You may need to cover your wok to increase the heat to cook the onions.
  • Once the onions are brown, add your meat to the wok along with 1 teaspoon of salt.  If the meat starts to stick, add a little olive oil, but if you are using a non-stick wok this should not occur.  Continue to stir the meat until every piece looks cooked and the edges have turned brown, but not black.
  • To make your dish spicy, this is where you would add the diced Jalapeno peppers.  For medium hot, use 2 peppers for every pound of meat.  For mild use 1 pepper for every pound and for spicy, use 3 or 4 per pound.
  • Now you are ready to add your vegetables.  Layer them on top of the meat and add 2-3 ounces of the Sweet Chili Sauce.  Cover your wok and lower heat to medium.  This will create a steaming effect to cook the vegetables.
  • Wait a few minutes and stir the vegetables in with the meat.  You will want to add half a cup of water at this point to make more sauce.  You may also want to add more sweet chili sauce.
  • Give it a quick taste and if everything looks good, turn the heat off, leave covered wok on stove for a few minutes, and serve with rice or noodles.

Entire dish should only cost about $10.00 – $12.00 depending on where you shop and the type of meat you buy.  This should feed a family of six.

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