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Simple Stir-fry Beef Wraps

This beef wrap recipe works well as a quick fix during your day and you'd much rather avoid all the carbs and fats that life on the go provides. It's something you could prepare over the weekend, and refrigerate for easy pickup during your work/school week

This beef wrap recipe works well as a quick fix during your day and you'd much rather avoid all the carbs and fats that life on the go provides. It's something you could prepare over the weekend, and refrigerate for easy pickup during your work/school week

 

Here’s a simple beef wrap recipe that will make you roll it. How about you learn how to control it and keep coming back for more?
 
This particular recipe works well when you need a quick fix during your day and you’d much rather avoid all the carbs and fats that life on the go provides. I mean, even I like the occasional plate of fries, but come on guys. It’s 2018! This is the year we’re keeping fit. Anyway, the other thing I really love about this recipe is that it’s something you could either prepare over the weekend, wrap, and refrigerate for easy pickup during your work/school week, or you could prepare it the night before to eat the next day.
 
Also, because I’m also a strong believer that  you are what you eat, this meat wrap packs a strong punch when it comes to proteins which are a natural builder for your muscles and good carbs which your body converts into glucose, your body’s natural fuel that does not end up as fats. We know about that gym resolution…
 
So…you’re getting the best of both worlds. Go you!
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Stir-fry Beef Wraps
Yields 12
This beef wrap recipe works well as a quick fix during your day and you'd much rather avoid all the carbs and fats that life on the go provides. It's something you could prepare over the weekend, and refrigerate for easy pickup during your work/school week. This wrap would take you a solid 45 minutes to prepare inclusive of preparing the dough and filling unless you opt to marinate the meat overnight and serves anywhere from just you to a party of 4 in its most basic form.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
For the Dough
  1. 2 cups of Wheat flour
  2. 1 tsp of Salt
  3. 0.5 tsp Baking powder
  4. 2 tlb Lard
  5. 0.75 cups Water
For the Beef
  1. 300gms boneless sirloin strips, (trim of visible fat)
  2. 0.5 Black pepper
  3. 1 Tbsp Soy sauce
  4. 0.5 tsp Garlic powder
  5. 0.5 tsp Ginger powder
  6. 1 Tbsp Corn or olive oil
  7. 3/4 Glass of Beer or Wine
  8. Salt to taste
For the Salad Mix
  1. A mix of your favourite thinly sliced vegetables. For this recipe, Onion, Cabbage, Grated Carrots, and various coloured bell peppers were used.
Condiments
  1. Choose between Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise or Chilly sauce depending on what you like best!
For the Tortilla Wraps
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add in the lard to the flour mix and using your hands rub together until crumbly in texture. Add in the water a little at a time while needing the dough until you get a smooth soft dough. Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Once rested, divide the dough into 12 small balls. Roll out the balls into thin circles and cook on hot pan on medium heat until slightly brown spots appear on both sides. Place the tortillas in a bowl wrapped in kitchen towel to keep them warm and soft.
For the Beef
  1. Mix the marinade ingredients and add in the beef strips. In a large non-stick pan coated with cooking oil, sauté the beef strips and marinade juices until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
For the Wrap
  1. Top each tortilla bread with equal amounts of the salad mix. Divide the beef strips among each wrap and sprinkle with cilantro. Spoon your favourite sauce over top.
  2. Wrap to serve as a sandwich or serve open-faced.
Notes
  1. The tortillas tend to dry out and harden very quickly, keep them most or cook the tortillas when you are just about to serve the food.
  2. You can substitute the beef with chicken or do away with it altogether for a vegan option.
  3. If time allows let beef marinade overnight
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JUNGLE SAFETY

If you’ve made it this far, you’re a solid Simba my friend! Well done 😁
  • Remember to wrap everything using airtight Cling Film and refrigerate. Bacteria is not your friend.
  • Because of the meat, avoid rewarming the wrap more than once. Again, bacteria is not your friend.
  • Once the wraps are done, they can keep in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. Any longer and you’ll consequently have to learn hard way that bacteria is NOT your friend.

 

Alright, I think we have all the bases covered. Once you’ve prepared your own version of this recipe, how about you let us know how you roll it?  We’d love to see how Simba’s Jiko is helping you get your 2018 #FoodGoals. Tag us on all social media @simbasjiko using the hashtags #iamSimbasJiko and you may just as well win yourself an invite to the next Simba’s Rooftop Cookout!

 

I guess it’s a wrap!

– Chef Mondo!

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