• Clean The Fridge With A Texas Stir Fry

    With just the two of us at home, this is one of my go to recipes every couple of weeks because it gives me a chance to use bits and pieces of produce that might otherwise be wasted.  Seldom do I get the same combo of veggies into my stir-fry because seldom do I have the exact same things in my fridge, and never in the same amounts; however, this is one of our favorite meals.

    STIR FRYIngredients I Will Use Today

    Broccoli
    Cauliflower
    Yellow Squash
    Onions
    Eckrige Sausage
    Bell Peppers
    Fresh Garlic, or garlic salt

    Cover the bottom of your skillet with olive oil. (Obviously, another oil will work.) and heat to your medium setting. For me that is about 325-350.

    If you are using these ingredients, it will take your onions and cauliflower the longest to soften so I start with them. I had 1/2 of a large onion and 1/2 head of cauliflower. Just use what you have.

    ONIONS AND CAULIFLOWER

    Cook onions and cauliflower for about ten minutes; stir often. Bell peppers and yellow squash go in next.

    It was at this point that I realized I did not have a pepper. I actually decided to add a little fresh cilantro, but I would not do that unless you know you like that flavor.

    It was at this point that I realized I did not have a pepper. I actually decided to add a little fresh cilantro instead, but I would not do that if I were you unless you know you like that flavor. Sometimes I also add fresh jalapeno at this point.

    Cook for about ten minutes, stirring often.

    I like my broccoli to stay firm and retain its color so I don’t add it until after the squash has cooked for about ten minutes. I used one whole floret.

    Add the broccoli next. You can stir it in as there is room for it. I used 1 floret.

    Add the broccoli next. You can stir it in as there is room for it.

    After the veggies cook for about ten more minutes, I add the sausage, about 1/2 fresh garlic pod, salt, and turn the heat down to about 300.

    Like everything else, just pile the sausage on top until you have room to stir it in. I added some cilantro at this point, but I've never done that before.

    Like everything else, just pile the sausage on top until you have room to stir it in. I added some cilantro at this point, but I’ve never done that before.

    Gradually stir in your meat and let it cook until your veggies are the texture you like. The only way you can "mess up" this recipe is to overcook it.

    Gradually stir in your meat and let it cook until your veggies are the texture you like. The only way you can “mess up” this recipe is to overcook it.

    If I’m just serving the two of us, I usually just fix our plates straight from the skillet, add some sliced tomatoes, garlic toast for Rickey, and we have a meal!

    I add a dusting of red pepper to mine and sometimes a bit of butter, and that is the way we usually eat this stir fry. Sometimes, I mix a small amount of grape jelly into Ric’s portion while it is very hot. He also sometimes likes a small amount of cream cheese stirred into his.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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