Stir-Fried Beef Strips with Hot Pepper Jelly

I love stir-fries and I also love the  hot pepper jelly I make every year.  This recipe from “In My Kitchen” is another good way to use one of the favorite things I can.  This jelly is not only good in dishes but try it with toasted bagels spread with cream cheese, then top with some of this delicious jelly. Go here for my recipe.

Stir-Fried Beef Strips with Hot Pepper Jelly, Adapted

  • l lb. beef, thinly sliced (flank or round steak would be good)
  • just enough olive oil to sauté the beef strips
  • small onion, chopped
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 green or red sweet pepper, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 lb. or so of snow peas
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. jalapeno jelly (or more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce (I added this as it needed more flavor) or kick it up a notch and add Thai Chili Sauce or Sriracha
  • 1/4 cup half and half  (different item to add to a stir-fry but good)

Heat the oil and sauté the beef for a few minutes; remove.  Saute the onions and shallot for 5 minutes.  Add the peppers, peas and cucumber and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes.  Stir in the jalapeno jelly and soy sauce.

Return meat to pan and heat through.   Add the cream and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Serve over rice or pasta.

This is a simple stir fry using fresh veggies and my homemade hot jalapeno jelly.  Angie and her two co-hosts, Dini and Mollie will love this addition to the party.  A little bit of my garden… 🙂

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This recipe was different from the typical stir-fries I have made and the addition of the cream gave it a nice smooth creamy taste. The cucumber you could not taste – the nutritional value is good except for the sugars which is a large portion of the calories – this surprised me!

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26 thoughts on “Stir-Fried Beef Strips with Hot Pepper Jelly

  1. Aunt Juju, we have stir fry at least once a week in my house. I love this idea of adding hot pepper jelly too. Sounds like a great combination that I wouldn’t have put together on my own. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend! 😀


  2. Stir Fries is a staple in our home and I ALWAYS love trying out new stirfries! This will be next on our list for sure! I love the addition of the pepper jelly! I have to try making that. I can think of so many ways to use it too 😀 Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Aunt Juju! Happy FF!!


  3. I love the sweet and hot combination and topped with these yummy crispy veggies has me drooling. I always have a ton of peppers but have never made pepper jelly. I will keep this one in mind when I wonder what to do with them. Happy FF Judi!


  4. I love stir-fries, too. I need a cup of rice for this, please? 😛 This sounds so yummy! Happy FF, Aunt Juju. Have a great week. 🙂


  5. I can my own hot pepper jelly, too. At the beginning, i’m giving it away and using it willy nilly, then comes this time of year when I’m jealously hoarding it!! 🙂 I’ve considering trying a bit in a stir fry before but never followed through but the half in half sounds like it would all make a marvelous sauce! Happy FF!


    • I still have a jar or two left – I only make enough for my recipes throughout the year and occasionally will give as gifts. The jelly adds some sweet and hot so you cannot go wrong with this in a stir-fry. You’re right the half and half finished the dish off nicely 🙂

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