How to Make Tender Beef or Pork for Stir Fry

Corn starch.
Corn starch.

This is a very easy marinade to make tender beef or pork for stir fry. All that's required are two common ingredients, corn starch and cold water. Please read on for directions.

Things You'll Need

  • Beef or Pork - thinly sliced
  • Corn starch
  • Cold Water
  • Mixing Bowl

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To make tender beef or pork for stir fry, it's not necessary to buy the most expensive cut of meat. This easy marinade will tenderize meat well. Whether ordering from your butcher or cutting the meat yourself, make sure it is sliced thinly against the grain.

In medium sized mixing bowl, mix 1/2 cup corn starch to 1 cup cold water for each pound of meat. Mix well to get out any lumps.

Add meat to bowl. Toss until each piece is evenly coated with the corn starch mixture. Refrigerate and stir every few hours until ready to cook.

Corn starch.
Corn starch.

When ready to stir fry, drain excess liquid and prepare your stir fry as desired. Use this easy method to make tender beef or pork for stir fry every time. Enjoy!

Tips & Warnings

  • You can mix this up and start marinating your meat the night before to make preparation time even easier on a busy day.
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