Best intentions, right? No matter how organized you are, work, social and family commitments on some evenings have you squeezed between a rock and a hungry place. Using ingredients that you can easily pick up on the way home, this flash-in-the-pan fix—darkly aromatic with allspice, turmeric and the salty tang of soy sauce—gets you from door to table on a speed track. The B in this Plan B recipe stands for Best.
In a bowl, whisk together the broth, soy sauce and cornstarch. Set aside.
In a large skillet over high heat, add 2 tbsp (30 ml) of the oil. Add the turmeric and allspice, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add the beef and sear for 2 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a plate.
In the same skillet over medium-high heat, cook the vegetables in the remaining oil for 2 minutes or until al dente. Add the broth mixture, bring to a boil and let simmer for 2 minutes. Add the beef and mix well to coat with the sauce. Adjust the seasoning.