Cholesterol Friendly Dinners

Super Quick Cholesterol-Friendly Beef & Mushroom Stir Fry

If you’re looking for a super quick and simple cholesterol-friendly recipe for a weeknight dinner, then this should fit the bill nicely! This delicious beef stir fry is high in protein and nutrients, and is also low in saturated fat, making it a great cholesterol-friendly meal.

Some people think that you should avoid beef if you have high cholesterol, but as long as you use extra lean beef, you can continue to eat beef as part of a low cholesterol diet. I use stir fry beef strips from Tesco that contain only 1.3g of saturated fat per 100g, and they taste really good.

The recipe also contains sesame seeds, which are rich in calcium, iron and magnesium. They also contain phytosterols, which help to reduce blood levels of cholesterol, enhance the immune response and decrease the risk of certain cancers.

Information

  • Serves: 2-3 (see notes)
  • Preparation time: 3 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350g stir fry beef strips (extra lean)
  • 2 large flat mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 handfuls kale, torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 or 3 portions of Amoy Straight To Wok Noodles
  • Chilli flakes (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a wok on a high heat.
  2. Add the beef and stir fry until no longer pink (3-4 minutes).
  3. Add the mushrooms, pepper, kale and sesame oil and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the noodles, soy sauce, honey and sesame seeds, and stir fry for 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve in bowls, with chilli flakes sprinkled on top (if using).

sir-fry-beef-2Notes

  • This makes 2 big portions, or 3 smaller portions. You can add more vegetables if you want to bulk it out a bit.
  • I’d recommend putting soy sauce on the table so that people can add extra to their stir fry if they want a stronger taste.

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