Stir-Fried Spicy Beef with Summer Tomatoes and Purple Basil

Preparation info
  • Serves

    3 to 4

    as a main course
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1992

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Here is a classic Chinese stir-fry featuring summer’s best produce in a colorful mélange. It’s easy and the recipe can be doubled to serve the larger groups often found around a summertime table. The preparations can be done ahead and the dish cooked off in just minutes.

Given summer’s bounty, feel free to play with the vegetables. Baby zucchini, young snow peas, and tender string beans would all be delicious. Green basil can substitute for purple, though you might use a bit less. C