Mexican steak & vegetables stir-fry with rice

I love Mexican food, or versions of it. For some reason I always associate it with lots of vegetables, spicy dips and hot sauces, and of course tortillas. In this case there are no tortillas, but there are colorful vegetables and the spicy flavor. This is my go-to dinner idea when I have a fridge full of vegetables and have to use them, and my family enjoys it. Because it’s so easy to prepare you should give it a try one of these days!

Mexican steak & veggies stir-fry with rice

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A few fun facts about Mexican food:

  • Tomatoes, dragonfruit, chia seeds and vanilla originated in Mexico
  • Tortillas were once packed in cans
  • Mexican cuisine is also famous for its fresh fruit juices
  • Vanilla is derived from the fruit pod of a Mexican orchid
  • In some parts of Mexico they eat exotic food like grasshoppers and caterpillars

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A few interesting facts about green beans:

  • Green beans grow in a form of a bush that can reach 8 to 20 inches in height, or in a form of a vine that can grow 7 to 10 feet long
  • Green beans produce pink, white or purple flowers
  • Green bean pod can be yellow, green, purple or red
  • Green bean is rich source of carbohydrates, proteins and dietary fibers. It also contains vitamins C and K and minerals such as magnesium, iron and manganese
  • China is the greatest manufacturer of green beans

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Preparation: 30 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4


  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 500 g beef, sliced
  • 50 g onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 50 g corn
  • 50 g kidney beans
  • 80 g green beans, snapped
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 1 tsp red paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp Mexican salsa
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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How to

  1. Cook rice by gradually adding vegetable broth until soft and fluffy.
  2. Season sliced beef with salt, pepper, chili pepper, red paprika and garlic powder.
  3. Heat a large sauce pan or wok with a splash of vegetable oil. Toss in spicy beef and cook until well done. Set aside in a medium bowl while tossing in the vegetables, sliced onion, garlic, bell peppers, green beans, corn and kidney beans. Let them simmer a bit, then cook while tossing the vegetables. When almost done stir in spicy beef and Mexican salsa. Cook until the ingredients combine.
  4. Enjoy Mexican spicy beef and vegetables with rice and a bowl of fresh lettuce salad!



16 Comments Add yours

  1. Tortillas in a can??? That’s almost unbelievable, lol! Very interesting. I do love Mexican and Tex-Mex food myself, of course. 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      It is, isn’t it.. Thanks for checking the post and recipe out, Mexican and Tex-Mex food is awesome!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Looks amazing! I love Mexican Food! Love all the veg in this!! Nicely done Chef!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, this is an amazing dish, you should give it a try! 🙂


  3. Jamchop says:

    This looks delicious Kreso, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, it’s simple and flavorful, can’t wait to prepare it again 🙂


    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks and agreed! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Vlatka says:

    Odlično izgleda!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Hvala, poprilično jednostavan recept, a toliko okusa 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. mmmmm! I love the idea of serving this with fresh lettuce!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, totally agree!! Love all the dishes packed with vegetables, and a fresh salad on the side 😀


  6. The fun and interesting facts are a nice addition!


  7. So yum, love Mexican food! Great facts btw.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for checking the facts and the recipe out, give it a try if you get a chance!

      Liked by 1 person

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