Vegetarian Stir-Fry with Special Sauce

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while. In fact, I thought I already had, but I’d only written it down…

A can of mixed beans is an awesome base for a vegetarian meal. Get several when you see them on special and store them at the back of the cupboard.

A couple of months ago, I was looking to buy some soy sauce as I was running low. In the supermarket, I spied a sauce that looked interesting called “honey-soy sauce”. I decided to buy it and try it. It has served me well, and this dish was its first outing.

On a white plate with green rim is a mix of green, orange, yellow and white veg covered in brown sauce, mixed with beans
Vegetarian stir-fry with special sauce
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Veggies
  • Potato, rice or noodles
  • Can of a four-bean mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • A decent glug of honey-soy sauce
  • Splash of oyster sauce,
  • Half or full teaspoon of chilli
  • A tablespoon of peanut butter.
  • Pot
  • Large frypan
  • Kitchen spoon
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  1. Chop veg & onion & potato
  2. Mix water, honey-soy and oyster sauces, chilli and peanut butter together to make the sauce – adjust quantities to taste.
  3. Combine garlic, ginger, onion in a hot frypan
  4. Boil water for potato/ rice/ noodles
  5. Tip veg into the frypan
  6. Start cooking potato
  7. Fry veg for ~5 mins, stirring
  8. Tip sauce into the pan, stir
  9. Add more water if necessary
  10. When it’s cooked, it’s ready to eat with the potato.

Sauce inspired by this recipe:

And yes, if you’re paying attention, the marinade for the one-pot chicken dish was based on this sauce! Having been introduced to it, I love this combo.

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