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Beef & Mushroom Stir Fry

We all have them: recipes in the arsenal straight from Mom’s kitchen. We rarely mess with them because really, why mess with perfection?

One of my favorite things about cooking from memory is that you have that select set of go-to, weeknight meals that speak to you heart the same way a hug from your mama does.

This Beef and Mushroom Stir Fry is one of those recipes for me. When I was a kid, my mom made this at least once every two weeks. Pure simplicity: beef, mushrooms, soy sauce, and water, with a little flour to thicken. Sometimes there were bean sprouts, but more often than not, there weren’t.

I don’t know why I haven’t made this simple supper more often in my adult life. It comes together quicker than take-out can be delivered, and I gotta be honest: to me, it tastes better.

I joojed up Mom’s recipe only a little bit, I swear, and I am happy to report I don’t regret it. The addition of frozen edamame for a little green goodness, minced garlic for a further savory factor, and ground ginger to brighten the whole thing up.

This may become my new Tuesday night go-to. How about you? Do you have a weeknight standard?

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Tracy

Monday 6th of August 2012

This sounds perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I have been struggling to come up with things to make since I don't feel like cooking in this awful heat wave, and this is going on the list. :-)

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

I remember being really excited about this recipe when you told me about it. I can't wait to give it a go!

Amber

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

I can see it becoming a favorite, Jamie. Especially because I know you're going to Sriracha that bad boy up.

Annie

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

This looks so delicious! I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Amber

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

Thanks, Annie! Hope Mom and Pops like it too :)

Shaina

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

I grew up in a family where we ate the same meal every day of the week, week after week. I was so sick of it by the time I moved out that I had determined I would never do that. So, um, no weeknight standard. However, we do default to the same 2 or 3 meals every Friday during the school year.

I love your additions to this. Ginger is one of my favorite things to cook with.

Amber

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

I can see that being monotonous, Shaina. Ginger is one of James's favorite flavors, so it was a no brainer to add it here.

Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

Simple, filling, unprocessed, gets the job done. And yes, just as easy as takeout! I wish more people realized this!

Amber

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

Dude, even I forget at long stretches. It's a process :)

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