Thrive Life Sweet & Sour Beef Simple Plate

Cut 2 hours of cooking into 20 minutes with this simple but savory dinner! Get a bowl of tender shredded beef drenched in the sweetness of pineapple and a zing of rice vinegar for the perfect combo of sweet and sour over a bed of fluffy white rice and sautéed veggies. It’s a restaurant classic served by yours truly!

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Thrive Life Sweet & Sour Beef Simple Plate

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 20

Total Time: 20


Instant White Rice Instant white Rice | 1 ½ cups (3) Chef’s Choice Seasoning | ¼ tsp. (1/2) Garlic | ½ Tbsp. (1) Shredded Beef | ¾ cups (1 ½) Chef’s Choice Seasoning | ¼ tsp. (½) Green Chili Peppers | 2 Tbsp. (¼ cup) Pineapple | ¼ cup (½) Veggie Mix Red Bell Peppers | 2 ½ Tbsp. (⅓ cup) Green Bell Peppers | 2 ½ Tbsp. (⅓ cup) Onion Slices | 2 ½ Tbsp. (⅓ cup) Green Beans | 2 Tbsp. (¼ cup) ingredients | 2 person (4 person) 20 minutes Cornstarch | ½ Tbsp. (1) Sauce Mix Espagnole | ½ Tbsp. (1) Tomato Powder | 1 Tbsp. (2) Pineapple Juice | ½ (1) 6 oz. can Rice Vinegar | 1 oz. (2) grab from your pantry Butter or Oil | ½ Tbsp. (1) Low Sodium Soy Sauce | 2 tsp. (1 ½ Tbsp.) Brown Sugar | 2 ½ Tbsp. (⅓ cup)


Put away the chopping block. All your freeze dried ingredients are ready for cooking!  Cooking for 4: Measurements for a four (4) person meal are in parentheses.  Recipe for a 2 person meal.

In a medium sauce pot, bring 1 ½ (3) cups of water to a boil. Add the seasoned instant white rice and bring to a simmer. Simmer covered for 6 minutes, then remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes covered. While the rice is cooking, measure out 1 ½ (3) cups of water. In a large sauté pan, add ½ (1) Tablespoon of butter or oil of your choice and sauté garlic on medium heat until aromatic (10–30 seconds). Then add water, shredded beef, Chef’s Choice seasoning, green chili peppers, pineapple, and veggie mix to the pan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 2–3 minutes. To make a slurry to thicken your sauce, place the cornstarch in a small dish and add 1 (2) Tablespoon cold water. Stir to combine until smooth. Set aside. Place rice in a bowl and top with the sauce. Add in sauce mix, ½ (1) can pineapple juice, rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons (1 ½ Tablespoons) soy sauce, and 2 ½ Tablespoons (⅓ cup) brown sugar and bring to a simmer. Add cornstarch slurry and allow to simmer for an additional 3–4 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. Wasn’t that simple? Choose from a variety of Thrive Life ingredients to whip up your own family classics faster. kitchen gadgets: Medium sauce pot, large sauté pan, small bowl 55077

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