This recipe definitely gives an Asian flair to a simple beef & beans dish. The depth of the Ginger & Black Garlic Infused Olive Oil pairs nicely with the Honey-Ginger Balsamic in the scrumptious sauce!
For the Sauce:
3 Tbsps Honey-Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch of red pepper flakes, or more if desired
3 Tbsps fish sauce or 4 Tbsps oyster sauce
1/2 Cup water
3 tsp cornstarch
1 lb beef strips (If you watched the video and want to check out NIKU Farms, CLICK HERE for the link to their site and subscription box)
2-3 Tbsps Ginger & Black Garlic Infused Olive Oil, divided
1/2 lb green beans, trimmed or frozen - rinsed in warm water.
2 shallots, halved then thinly sliced
3/4 Cup rice, dry & uncooked (or rice noodles, follow instructions on the packaging)
Sesame seeds, optional
Mix all of the sauce ingredients together. The cornstarch will sink to the bottom, so make sure to mix it again before pouring it into the cast iron pan.
Start cooking your rice or rice noodles according to package instructions.
Add 1 Tbsp of the Ginger & Black Garlic Infused Olive Oil to the pan and set to medium-high heat. Once the oil is heated, add the beef and cook until browned. Remove the beef and reserve.
Add the 2nd Tbsp of the olive oil, then add the shallots and green beans. Cook for about 5 minutes until shallots & beans are softened. Add the beef back in, add the sauce, and let it cook until sauce has thickened.
Serve immediately, and sprinkle sesame seeds on top as an option.