A Canadian Prairie Staple: My Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper

Hello there! I’m Elaina, your go-to for all things food and wine, right here in the heart of the Canadian prairies. Today, I want to share something very close to my heart – my Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper. This dish is not just a staple at my Winnipeg home, but it’s also an embodiment of the culinary culture of our sweet little city.

Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper Recipe

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My Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper Recipe

This stir-fry recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights, that is filled with a beautiful combination of flavors!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canada
Servings 4 people
Calories 227 kcal


  • 1 large wok
  • 1 serving dish


  • 1 lb. Sirloin beef sliced into thin strips
  • 4- ounces leeks cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 ginger fresh, peeled, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce


  • Heat your peanut oil in a large wok over medium heat. Cook the ginger, shallot and garlic for about 2-minutes or stir more often until aromatic.
  • Place your beef strips into the wok and cook for approximately 5-minutes or until browned, stirring frequently.
  • Add your leeks to the wok, along with the oyster sauce. Cook for about 5- minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in your sesame oil, then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Keyword Sirloin beef

About Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper

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You see, this Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper has a special place in my kitchen. It’s the kind of recipe that you turn to on busy weeknights, when comfort food is needed, or when you simply crave the familiar tastes of home. It’s a fusion of East and West, much like our city, and it beautifully highlights the fresh, local produce we’re so blessed with here in Manitoba.

Cooking Tips

Now, you might be wondering, what makes my Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper stand out? Well, it starts with the quality of the ingredients. Here’s a tip: whenever possible, source your beef from a local butcher who can help you choose the best cut for stir-frying.

Next, don’t neglect those leeks and peppers! When it comes to stir-frying, the way you cut your vegetables can make a huge difference. Try slicing them thinly and uniformly to ensure even cooking.

Finally, remember that high heat is key in stir-frying. It sears the beef quickly, preserving its juices, while the vegetables stay vibrant and crisp.

Serving Suggestions

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Let’s talk about how to serve this delightful Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper. Here are five suggestions:

  • Serve over steamed rice for a classic pairing.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, try it with quinoa for a healthy twist.
  • For a low-carb option, serve it atop a bed of sautéed zucchini noodles.
  • To add an extra crunch, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top.
  • Or simply enjoy it as is, allowing the flavours to take center stage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about my Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper:

  • ‘Can I substitute the beef with other meats?’ Absolutely! Feel free to use chicken or tofu.
  • ‘Can I add more vegetables?’ By all means! This recipe is quite flexible.
  • ‘What if I don’t have a wok?’ A large frying pan will work just fine.
  • ‘How long can I store the leftovers?’ They should last 2-3 days in the fridge.
  • ‘Can this be made gluten-free?’ Yes, just ensure your soy sauce is gluten-free.

There you have it – a little peek into my kitchen with my beloved Beef Stir-Fry with Leeks & Pepper. It’s more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of our local produce and a nod to the multicultural tapestry that is Winnipeg. I hope this brings a little bit of the Canadian prairies into your home, one delicious bite at a time. Happy cooking!

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