CHAYOTE WITH BEEF FLANK STEAK

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
There are the week nights when I’m too lazy to cook and grab a quick dinner out. Then there are the nights when I just want to get home and don’t even want to leave the house again for food. A quick stir fry on those nights are my usual solution and weekend prep is key. Whenever I buy large chunks of meat on the weekend, I spend the time to cut and separate portions into Ziploc bags before tossing them in the freezer. All I have to do is defrost one portion, slice up some vegetables and dinner is ready.

Chayote belongs to the gourd family and can be found in most Asian grocery stores. The texture of the flesh is crisp, full of water and can be eaten raw in slaws or salsa. I prefer my chayote sliced thin and cooked to just soft.

Chayote with Beef Flank Stir Fry
Serves 2
Great quick and easy stir fry with Asian flavours
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 large chayote
  2. 1 cup beef flank steak, sliced
  3. 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  4. 1 tbsp of oyster sauce
  5. 1 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine
  6. 1 tbsp of corn starch
  7. 1 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce
  8. A pinch of white pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut chayote in half and take out the core. This can be done easily using a metal spoon. Slice the chayote into slices of even thickness.
  2. Add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, corn starch, white pepper and cooking wine to the beef flank. Stir together all the ingredients and set aside.
  3. Oil the wok, add in the minced garlic and salt.
  4. Once the oil is hot*, add in the sliced chayote and stir fry until the flesh turns just translucent.
  5. Remove the chayote from the wok and set aside.
  6. Add more oil to the wok and saute the beef flank to the desired doneness.
  7. Put the cooked chayote back into wok, toss together with beef and serve.
Notes
  1. Tip: To test if the oil is hot, touch the oil with the tip of a dry wooden chopstick. When the oil is hot, bubbles will form around the chopstick.
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Step by Step Photos

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Assemble the ingredients

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Slice and core the chayote

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Season the beef flank

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Stir together the beef and seasoning

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Add oil, garlic and salt to the wok

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Once the oil is hot, add in the chayote and cook until the flesh turns just translucent

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Remove the chayote and set aside, re-oil the wok

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak
Stir fry the beef to desired doneness and add chayote back to wok, toss together and serve