Stir-Fried Flank Steak with Green Beans, Garlic, and Chilies


Anyone like steak? Good. How about a steak recipe that is fast, easy, and tasty? Also good. 

This recipe combines flank steak with green beans, garlic, chilies, and of course, a great Vietnamese sauce. The dish is great when prepared and cooked using the Wok from the Gourmet BBQ System on the Summit Charcoal. Not only will this grill cook your food to perfection, but the size of grilling space will allow you to feed a number of people or have leftovers for yourself! 

Check out the recipe below for all of the ingredients and directions to making the best stir-fry you have ever had! 

Stir-Fried Flank Steak with Green Beans, Garlic and Chilies

Prep time: 30 minutes

Grilling time: about 5 minutes

Special equipment:
Gourmet BBQ System™ Wok

Serves: 4

¾   pound fresh French green beans (haricots vert), trimmed, cut in bite-sized pieces

1   flank steak, about 1½ pounds, cut in half lengthwise, and then cut crosswise into ¼ inch slices

1   teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½   teaspoon coarse salt

2   tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided

About 1½ tablespoons minced or 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

5   cloves garlic, minced

1-2 serrano, or 2 jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded, and very finely chopped (2 to 4 teaspoons)

Juice of 1 lime (about  ½ tablespoon) 

¼   cup soy sauce

1   teaspoon Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce

1   tablespoon sesame seeds

2   teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest rice (optional)

1.  Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until barely tender. Drain, immediately rinse well under cold running water, and shake dry. Set aside.

2.  Season the flank steak with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.

3.  Remove the circular Gourmet BBQ System™ grate insert, and prepare the grill for direct grilling over high heat (450° to 550°). Place the wok in the grate and preheat for  10 to 15  minutes, until it’s very hot.

4.  Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the wok and when it is hot, add half the beef, distributing it evenly. Close the grill and let the beef sizzle over direct high heat without disturbing for about 20 seconds. With a spatula, stir to redistribute. Toss again every 20 seconds for about 1  minute more, keeping the lid closed as much as possible, until browned but still slightly pink in the center. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl and repeat with the remaining tablespoon of oil and remaining beef; transfer the second batch to the bowl. Add the beans, ginger, garlic, and chiles to the wok; stir occasionally for 1½ minutes to warm through and release the flavor of the aromatics, then return the reserved beef with any juices, the lime juice, soy sauce, and fish sauce if desired. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes more until warmed through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and lemon zest and, if desired, serve over rice.