Sweet n Sour Sirloin Stir-Fry with Ranch Mashed Potatoes

This is an all American twist on traditional Asian style stir fry. The "special sauce" can be thrown together with items we all have on[ our refrigerator door. Stir things up and try this one out!]

Total Time:
40 min
15 min
25 min

4 servings

  • 1 1/2 pound piece sirloin, 1-inch thick
  • 2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable, peanut or canola oil
  • 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2 to 3-inch pieces on bias, greens and whites
  • 2 cups shelled frozen edamame
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • A few dashes hot sauce
  • Handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Handful fresh dill, chopped
  • Handful fresh chives, chopped

Pop the meat in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen it up for slicing.

Place potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Salt the water and cook the potatoes until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain.

Halve the steak lengthwise then very thinly slice the meat. Heat the oil in a very large skillet over high heat. When oil wafts smoke and ripples, add the meat and stir-fry until caramelized 3 minutes. Add peppers and stir-fry 2 minutes then add in scallions and edamame for 2 minutes more. Stir together the sugar, soy, mustard and ketchup and pour over stir-fry the last minute of cooking. Season, to taste, if necessary.

Mash potatoes with buttermilk, salt and pepper, hot sauce, parsley, dill, chives, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve with stir-fry on top!

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Very good but doubled the sauce and added 1 table spoon crushed wet ginger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best part for me is the sweet and sour sauce. It's quick and easy and made from everyday things I have in the cabinet. I love not having to go to the store to buy special ingredients and I can use it on my chicken when I'm in a hurry to make something quick for my kids. Love it!!! Thanks alot Rachel Ray. ; item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have the green pepper or the green onion, so I just used the red pepper, a sweet onion, and 2 cloves of chopped garlic. I also added more brown sugar to the sause because I have a picky eater that loves anything sweet. All in all everyone loved it and my husband has requested it to be a weekly meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I personally did not care for this, but my husband loved it. I might make it every couple of months to please him, but I think there are so many better sweet and sour stir fry's out there, especially when you consider the cost of the ingredients. Red Bells where I live can be 1.99 a piece! Also, I could not find edamame so I substituted sugar snap peas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe tonight for dinner and my husband and I loved it!!!!!!!!!! I had second thoughts after the mixed reviews with the "sauce thing". The sauce was quite good and was very tangy. Lots of Vitamin C with all the peppers and I made brown rice with the dish. Very good and will make again! Thanks Rach! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not good. I followed the recipe exactly. The sauce tasted like the ingredients - a mixture of ketchup and yellow mustard. Yuck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this meal and it was so delicious! My husband just loved it. It was very easy to make and I will be making again, soon. Would highly recommend this recipe to everyone. Try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was quite simple to make. I ran to GreenLife after work and grabbed the fresh ingredients. It was done in no time. I changed just a couple of things due to personal preference. I served it over rice that I cooked in chicken stock instead of the ranch potatoes, although I will have to try the ranch potatoes another time. They sounded wonderful. I also added cremini mushrooms to the stir-fry. Next time, I'll make a little extra of the sweet and sour sauce as we like things really saucy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just hearing the ingredients in the sauce can turn you away from this recipe but it is tasty. I served it over noodles and made a more traditional stir fry with red and grenn pepeers, carrots and broccoli. I shared the sauce recipe with my sister and she says it is a winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't try it over the potatoes because it really didn't float my boat for taste buds. I used the stir fry over Basmati Rice and it wasn't anything to write home about, but I was surprised at the flavor of the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and soy sauce together. It wasn't nasty, but definitely wasn't the greatest either. One of those meals that if you have everything for it and can't think of what else to make with it, give it a whirl. Works decently well with chicken and mixed veggies as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published