Recipe: 15-minute air fryer beef, green beans + rice

Beef, green beans + rice packed with flavor in no time at all

SAN ANTONIO – Did you get an air fryer for Christmas but you’re not quite sure what to do with it? You can make this healthy beef, green beans and rice recipe in just 15 minutes with a little help from Beef Loving Texans.

Check out the recipe below, and watch the video above for step-by-step instructions.

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Air fryer ginger sesame beef with green beans

Ingredients:

  • 1-1 ½ pounds skirt steak, sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons light rice vinegar
  • ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and washed
  • 1 carrot, grated

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk to combine rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder and vegetable oil.

Place streak strips and green beans in two separate food-safe plastic bags. Split the marinade in half between the beef and green beans.

Add 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds to the bag of beef. Add red chili flakes to the bag of green beans. Close both bags securely then ensure contents are well coated with marinade by massaging or lightly shaking bags. Marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 30 minutes.

Remove beef and green beans from bags. Discard the marinade from the beef bag. Reserve marinade from green beans, as desired for additional sauce after cooking.

For 5-7 quart air fryer:

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F, according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Start by cooking the green beans. Cook for 8-12 minutes, until crispy and slightly brown, flipping halfway through. Remove cooked green beans from the air fryer. Set aside and keep warm.

Next, place beef in the air fryer, being careful to not overcrowd the basket, cooking in batches if necessary. Cook for 8-10 minutes per batch, flipping halfway through. Cook until outside of beef is browned, no longer pink, and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145°F. Remove beef from the air fryer.

For large, multi-rack air fryer:

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F, according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Place green beans on the top rack of the air fryer and beef on the lower roasting rack. Cook beef and green beans for 8 to 12 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until green beans are crispy and beef is browned, no longer pink, and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145°F. Remove beef and green beans from the air fryer.

Serve with grated carrot, remaining sesame seeds and sauce, as desired.

Nutritious additions: Serve with brown rice or lettuce cups for a balanced plate.


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