I am not a big beef eater, save for burgers, meatballs, and corned beef. (I always say I’m a cheap beef date.) My beloved is, however, so I was excited to make this stir-fried beef with garlic sauce for him. I’ve made chicken with 40 cloves of garlic many times and we love it, so I thought the beef iteration would be a fun twist on an old favorite. It was!
We relished the French feel of this fairly quick meal. It gave us the meaty, stewy, garlicky vibes of beef Bourguignon, but in a lot less time, and with fewer ingredients and much less effort. The quick browning of the sirloin pieces left them perfectly medium and tender inside. The garlic cloves were sweet, mild, and perfect for mashing into the rice with that glorious sauce. I’m still a chicken girl and prefer the original, but this is an easy and scrumptious “compromise” to satisfy my beef lover from time to time. Next time we’ll pair it with mashed potatoes or buttered egg noodles to better soak up the sauce.