Beef Stir-Fry

I wanted to make something with beef since I have a lot of it in my freezer. Getting tired of cooking and preparing things ahead of time, I decided to try a stir-fry. I used to do lots of stir-fries but always had prepared sauces or soy sauce, which are illegal on SCD. I found a recipe online without soy sauce to use as a guide and just went for it. I was missing many ingredients but just added in some different ones and it was great.

The picture was taken after I had taken my portion. For my bf who isn’t on SCD, we added some toasted sesame seeds, Tabasco sauce and a tiny bit of soy sauce. I loved the dish without all these extras and found it just spicy enough with the chili pepper. The zucchini and mushrooms soaked up all the flavor and were delicious. I recommend using peanut or sesame oil, which have lots of flavor compared to other oils.

Beef Stir-fry
1 lb beef, (steak works best, but I only had stew meat)
salt and pepper, to taste
6 tbsp sesame oil (or peanut oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch ginger, minced
1 chili pepper, minced

1 zucchini
2 green onions
1 tbsp fresh coriander
1 tbsp fresh basil
2 tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice)

Cut meat into thin strips and add salt and pepper. Heat wok to a high heat. Add oil. Add garlic, ginger, and chili pepper. Stir then add meat in small batches. Add more oil and stir well. Then add more meat. Cook for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove wok from heat. Place meat in a dish and set aside. Leave some oil/juice in the wok.

Add zucchini and mushrooms to wok, return to heat. Cook for a few minutes.

Add meat to wok, stir well. Add lime juice, coriander, basil, and onions. Mix well by tossing.

Remove from heat. Serve immediately.


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.

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