Major Memory Lapses and Orange "Beef" Stir Fry

I have had a container of orange stir fry sauce sitting in the pantry for almost a year now, and have enver used it.  Today, however, I finally cracked it open, and this stir fry was the result.
The reason I say that I had memory lapses was that I inteneded to add garlic and spinach, but totally forgot about them.  Probably because this almost burned while I was trying to pry open the orange sauce bottle.  It was stuck really tight!  But it still turned out really good, although the orangey flavour was a bit subtle for me.  I loved it, and it was another great stir fry. 

Orange “Beef” Stir Fry

Adapted from I Eat Food

Serves 4-6

1 package vegetarian beef (about 3 cups)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large onion, sliced
2 large carrots, coined
1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
4 cloves garlic, pressed (I forgot to add these, but next time I would add them)
½ cup Lee Kum orange flavoured sauce (I think this is about the right amount, but I just poured it on until the sauce looked about right)
½ lb snow peas, trimmed
¼ lb leek chives, chopped
½ lb shiitake mushrooms, chopped large
3 tbsp mirin
5-6 tbsp soy sauce
1 ½ tbsp chili garlic paste
1 ½ tbsp cornstarch

Mix together the soy sauce, mirin, chili paste, and corn starch in a small bowl. Set aside.
Heat a large wok over high heat with a bit of water. Add the onion and carrots, and stir fry for 2 minutes. Then add the shiitakes and broccoli. Once that is stirred in, add the garlic and leek chives, and stir fry for two more minutes. Add the snow peas and bell pepper. After the veggies are looking well on their way to being finished add the beef and soy sauce mixture. Get that stirred in, and add the orange sauce. Cook until satisfaction, and serve over rice.

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