Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry Recipe

This healthy stir fry recipe is made with vegetables and meat you have on hand in your refrigerator. You can use pretty much any protein – beef, chicken, pork, ground turkey, shrimp and whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. The key to this delicious and easy stir fry recipe is the stir fry sauce – a delicious homemade hoisin sauce, which brings it all together and makes it taste great!

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How to make Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry in pictures:

Cutting board with cut carrots and mushrooms, vegetables in background and bowl of vegetables in foreground

Cut the vegetables into bite sized pieces.

beef pieces in a blue bowl on a wooden board with vegetables in the background

If using beef, slice the beef against the grain into bite sized pieces. If using chicken, cut into bite sized pieces. If using ground beef, or ground pork, no need to cut.

Meat laying a paper towel

If using beef, pat the beef dry before frying it in the wok/pan. Salt.

Beef pieces in a wok with raw meat next to it

I use a seasoned wok for this recipe but you can also use a big nonstick skillet. Fry the beef or chicken pieces in batches. Remove to plate when finished. If using ground meat, fry until almost done, remove and drain if needed.

vegetables in a wok with 2 wooden spoons

Heat wok/pan to medium, when hot, add oil, garlic and ginger. Add vegetables and sauté until desired doneness.

Wok with meat, vegetables and stir fry sauce and wooden spoons

Add cooked meat and homemade hoisin sauce. Heat until everything is hot.

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry in a wok with wooden spoons

Serve hot over rice or cauliflower rice. Allow guests to add more sauce if desired.

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How to make the Stir Fry Sauce (Homemade Hoisin Sauce)

Ingredients for stir fry sauce and immersion blender on a marble counter top

While this homemade stir fry sauce (homemade hoisin sauce) does include quite a few ingredients, it’s super easy and quick to make!

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Blend the soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, sriracha and black pepper in a bowl or container. Use an immersion blender for best results. That’s it!
stir fry sauce with spatula, soy sauce, rice vinegar and peanut butter in background

If you just want to make the sauce for this stir fry, then you only need to make half of the Homemade Hoisin Sauce recipe. But the sauce is so good, you might want to make a full batch. It will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week.

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Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry in a black bowl on a wooden board with chop sticks and vegetables in the background

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry

  • myWW Points:The number of Smart Points for this recipe depends on what vegetables and meats you use. But you can figure it out yourself by making sure you add the points for the meat plus 2-3 points for the remaining ingredients (includes hoisin sauce, oil) per serving.
  • Author: Amy Lawrence
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 46 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

This healthy stir fry recipe is made with vegetables and meat you have on hand in your refrigerator.  You can use pretty much any protein – beef, chicken, pork, ground turkey, shrimp and whatever vegetables you have in the fridge.  The key to this delicious and easy stir fry recipe is the stir fry sauce –  a delicious homemade hoisin sauce, which brings it all together and makes it taste great!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh meat (or frozen, thawed) such as top sirloin, ground beef, chicken thighs or breasts, ground turkey, ground pork or pork chops cut into bite sized pieces, or shrimp
  • kosher salt
  • 3 T. Homemade hoisin sauce (this sauce is super quick to make or you can use store bought)
  • 1 T. fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 T. sesame oil or vegetable oil (divided)
  • 6 c. fresh vegetables (use a variety of what you have) such as: carrots, mushrooms, red or yellow peppers, onions- any -green, red, sweet, broccoli, broccolini, snow peas, sugar snap peas, green cabbage, kale, bok choy, radishes, jalapeños
  • 12 T. sriracha sauce if you wish to make it spicer

Instructions

  1. Cut vegetables into small bite sized pieces. I usually put them all together in a big bowl.
  2. If not using ground meat, cut the meat into bite sized pieces. Pat with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat about 1 T. sesame oil until hot.
  4. Add meat (cook in batches if needed). Stir fry just until done. (With beef, cook until barely pink). With fattier cuts, drain the grease if needed. Remove from pan and place on a separate plate or bowl.
  5. Add 1 T. sesame oil to wok/pan.
  6. Add fresh garlic, ginger, and vegetables. Stir fry for about 3-8 minutes until almost tender.  (It depends on how you like it, I like mine a little more cooked than raw but not over cooked). Add homemade hoisin sauce, cooked meat and heat until everything is hot. Add sriracha sauce if you like it spicier.
  7. Serve over cauliflower rice or rice.

Notes

While nutritional value for this recipe all depends on the kind of meat and vegetables you use, the nutritional value for this recipe was based on using : 1 lb top round steak, 1 c. carrots, 1 c. mushrooms, 1 c. red pepper, 1/2 c. onions, 2 c. broccoli, 1 c. snow peas in addition to the other measured ingredients listed.

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