Stir fry recipes are perfect for busy weeknights when time is at a premium. This one combines thinly sliced venison with sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and green beans for a full meal that the entire family will love.
The most time-consuming portion of this recipe is slicing the sweet potato into matchsticks. Luckily, sweet potatoes hold well in the refrigerator for up to a day or two before using, making it easy to prep for the meal when time allows. Simply rinse the matchsticks in cold water and store them in a zip-style bag in the fridge.
2 pounds venison roast
cut into thin
2 pounds venison roast
3 tablespoons soy sauce
plus more for serving
1 large sweet potato
cut into matchsticks
16 ounces frozen green beans
8 ounces sliced shitake mushrooms
½ cup peanut oil
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 small dried red chilies
8 green onions
cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces
4 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1-inch piece fresh ginger
1 teaspoon salt
Peel and slice the sweet potato into slightly larger than matchstick-size strips. Set them aside. Since sweet potatoes don’t oxidize and turn brown the way sliced white potatoes do, you don’t have to worry if you would like to get this step done up to a day or two in advance to save prep time.
Slice the venison into thin, bite-sized bits. Add the venison to a bowl and season with 1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce, sesame oil. and the Chinese five-spice powder. Stir to blend well and set aside.
In a wok over high heat (I like to do it outdoors over my gas camp burner to cut down on smoke in the kitchen), add ¼ cup peanut oil. Once the oil is hot, add the sweet potato strips, green beans, chili’s and mushrooms. Add the salt. Stir fry for 5 to 10 minutes until the mushrooms and sweet potatoes begin to soften. Remove the vegetables from the wok and reserve.
Heat the remaining ¼ cup of peanut oil and stir fry the meat in small batches until just browned well. Once all of the meat has been browned, add it back to the wok and pour the vegetables back in. Add the garlic, ginger and oyster sauce. Add the green onions and stir well to blend. Continue stir frying for an additional 5 minutes. Serve with white or fried rice.
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