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Feb 23, 2014

Beef and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

Beef and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry Karen's Kitchen Stories

This beef and sweet potato stir-fry is really simple to make and easy to whip up on a week night. If you marinate the beef in the morning, you can create this dinner in less than 20 minutes. No rice required, and it's healthy! If you are into "clean eating," this recipe is perfect for you.

Beef and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry Karen's Kitchen Stories

It's Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Each month we are assigned a food blog from which to make a recipe. This month I was assigned Natural Noshing, a blog by Nora. Her blog is focused on gluten and sugar free recipes, as well as natural foods. Check her out. She is adorable.

Beef and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry Karen's Kitchen Stories

I chose this recipe because I love making stir fried meals, and the combination of flavors sounded so intriguing.

The verdict? Yum! Thanks so much Nora!

Beef and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

Adapted from Natural Noshings, adapted from Clean Eating Magazine 


1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 T apple butter
Pinch of cinnamon
dash of ground cloves
1 T soy sauce 
1/2 tsp crushed red peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T grated fresh ginger
1 lb. flank steak, cut into 2 inch by 1/8 inch slices
1 C of 1 inch chunks of sweet potatoes
1 heaping cup of green beans
1 T peanut or grape seed oil  
1 C of thinly sliced sweet onions
1 C baby spinach


  1. Mix the sesame oil, apple butter, cinnamon, cloves, soy sauce, red peppers, garlic, and ginger. 
  2. Toss the above ingredients with the beef, cover, and refrigerate to marinate.
  3. Bring about 2 1/2 cups of water to boil and add the sweet potato chunks. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes. 
  4. With a spider or slotted spoon, remove the potatoes from the pot. 
  5. Add the green beans and boil for about 4 minutes. Drain and add the beans to the potatoes.
  6. Heat a wok, and when it is ready, add the oil. 
  7. Add the beef and the onions and spread over the wok. Let cook for about a minute without disturbing. Begin stir frying and toss for another two minutes. 
  8. Add the rest of the vegetables. including the spinach and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes, until the beef is cooked through. 

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  1. Great src pick~ I could eat stir fry every day~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. What a colourful dish! Lovely pick for SRC

  3. Filling and delicious dish..would be perfect for dinner :) I just recently discovered sweet potatoes and I am already in love with them :)

  4. Stir Fries are the best dinner on a hectic day. This is lovely with the blend of colors. Happy Reveal Day!

  5. Stir fry is a favorite in our house. Sounds perfect! Great pick this month :)

  6. Beautiful colors, and I am sure the flavors are awesome too!

    Enjoy your Reveal Day!

  7. What an interesting combo of flavors! Btw, I made your Thai Cabbage salad for this month's SRC!

  8. What beautiful fresh, vibrant colors in that dish - looks amazing!! Great SRC pick!

  9. Such a beautiful stir fry! I especially love all the colors!

  10. Yum! This definitely looks like the perfect week night dinner!

  11. Happy Reveal Day! Yay, glad you liked this! I am a huge stir-fry fan too :) thanks for all the kind words!

  12. Stir fries are always great! The apple butter is an interesting addition..I'm sure it was wonderful..great SRC pick!

  13. This looks So wonderful - what a great, quick, delicious weeknight meal! Great choice for the SRC. =)

  14. I've never had sweet potato in a stir fry, but it sounds like a great idea.

  15. Wonderful recipe Karen! Can we use apple jam instead of apple butter? We don't have that stuff here:)
    Thank you!

    1. Yes, apple jam is the same thing. Even apple sauce will work just fine.

  16. This looks fantastic! And I love that you don't need rice...such a great SRC pick. Visiting from Group B.

  17. What a unique combo! I would never think to use sweet potatoes in a stir fry!

  18. I love the apple butter in this! For me, I'd leave out the meat, but the rest of this wonderful dish is perfect for me!!!

  19. I love absolutely everything about this dish. Great job.


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