Stir Fry Template
Servings Prep Time
4 20minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 20minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Instructions
  1. Heat half of the fat in a large skillet or ceramic pot on medium-high.
  2. Add the onion if using, and spices and cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the meat and brown quickly for more 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water or broth and the remaining oil or fats, which will allow the meat to cook slower, remain softer, and the temperature to lower.
  4. Add all of the vegetables except the more tender greens (like spinach, mustard green, lettuce) before the meat is finished cooking. Save the more tender greens until the very end. Stir well and cook for another 5-6 minutes depending on desired tenderness.
  5. Add the garlic after the vegetables have cooked for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Stir in the softer greens for just the last minute or two and turn the stove off.
  7. Serve immediately, stored in the fridge for 3 days, or freeze for later.
Recipe Notes

The flavorings for this stir fry template are endless. Start with about 1 Tablespoon of your favorites such as rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, and oregano.

Then try your own taco flavor (chili powder, cumin, and paprika), curry spice, Asian flair (toasted sesame oil and coconut aminos), or just sea salt and pepper. Try some Indian spice such as garam masala, turmeric, or any other specific spice blends.

Be careful of store-bought spice blends. They often contain fillers, sweeteners, or hidden MSG so read the labels carefully. I’ve seen added sugar, added flour, and added dehydrated cheese in spice blends.