Honey Garlic Shredded Beef: In a medium bowl, add beef, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, salt and black pepper. Let stand for 30 to 35 mins or until marinated.
Dressing: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sesame paste, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic and salt.
In a medium skillet set over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil. In batches of 2, cook beef strips for 2 to 3 mins per side. Reserve marinade in bowl. Transfer cooked beef to a small bowl.
Combine remaining marinade and juices from beef strips. Add garlic. Reduce heat to low. Add honey-garlic marinade back to skillet and simmer for 10 to 12 mins or fragrant until thickened.
Crispy Wontons: In a medium skillet set over medium heat, add oil. Cook wonton strips for 3 to 4 mins or until crispy. Transfer to a small bowl. Season with salt.
Heat rice according to package directions.
Assembly: Divide rice among 2 bowls. Top with honey garlic beef strips, carrots, cucumbers and red peppers. Drizzle with sesame dressing and garnish with wonton chips, sesame seeds and green onions.
To stream-line prep, use your favorite Asian inspired store-bought dressing and substitute wonton chips with tortilla strips.
Alternatively, package recipe components separately in resealable containers for meal prep options or package the bowl as a grab-and-go meal in individual containers. Store refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.
As you can see from the ingredients, this meal is packed with flavor and is anything but boring! It will soon become a family favorite and one that will ask for specifically by name. If you enjoy food with a quick recipe why not try our Cheese and Jalapeño Quinoa Cakes with Garlic and Lemon Aioli or our Beefy Enchilada Dip.
Worcestershire sauce has its roots in India but was actually created by accident in its namesake town of Worcester, England in 1835. A man had returned home after being in India for several years and he missed the taste of his favorite Indian sauce. He had some chemists try to mix up the batch to sell in their store but the fish and vegetable mixture was projecting such a prominent odor that they decided to store it in the cellar. There it lay for two years, completely forgotten about until rediscovered. The batch had aged wonderfully into a delicious flavored sauce and voila! Worcestershire sauce was invented. Who would have ever thought?
It is a fermented condiment made from a base of vinegar and flavored with molasses, anchovies, garlic, chili pepper extract, sugar, tamarind extract and salt.
It is often used in marinades or is brushed onto meat, fish or poultry as it is grilled, fried or baked. It can be used as a condiment on sandwiches and shellfish or seasoning for salads. The taste is tangy, savory, sweet and salty. The balance makes it an excellent condiment.
For another great tasting recipe that can be made with Worcestershire sauce, try it with this Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, it’s pronounced: ¨Wu-Stuh-Shuh-Sauce.¨ Enjoy!
Sesame oil is a cooking oil made from sesame seeds and is very popular in Asian style cooking. There are a few varieties of the oil and typically the darker the oil the stronger the flavor. The light oil can be used like canola oil or vegetable oil. It has a neutral tasting flavor. The darker oil can be used for low or medium heat cooking. It’s usually drizzled on soups or stir- fries after cooking. You can also try it with this Jasmine Rice and Spiralized Salad Bowl. The taste is rich, nutty and toasty. Don’t forget to store it in its container at room temperature and make sure the lid is on tight.
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