It's been a while since Trader Joe's has added anything new to the pre-marinated meat selection. But when they do it can be quite hit or miss. Since most Trader Joe's customers do make meals in a hurry (from time to time at least) then it is only fair that they finally add a stir fry into the mix.
Review & Taste
I much as I love cooking there is something draining about going to work and then having to make the kitchen a mess. And then having to then clean it up before collapsing and repeating the process the very next day.
So if you are pressed for time, stir fry and taco night tend to be the way I go in my household.
I'm pretty sure those might be the original at-home fast food options beyond just burgers, but regardless this package will set you back about $9.99 a pound.
But some stir fry, some stir fry veggies, and some rice make for a quick complete meal. Especially when you need to cook so little of it. And I had leftovers for another day or two. At least with leftovers, you can justify not making a mess the second day.
In this package I will warn you, this is the most assertively ginger-flavored item I've tried in a while. I got some soy flavor, but hands down the ginger stood out. Each bit of sirloin is cut into thin but long strips to speed cooking along as well.
And just as a cooking tip, don't crowd the pan. You'll want to get a good sear or at least a bit of color on these strips.
And despite the stips of beef being of different widths and thus different cooking times, the end result was good.
Each bit was pretty tender and nothing seemed tough.
But you better like ginger.
I'll admit it, ginger isn't my favorite flavor. I tend to think of it more like a backup singer rather than the lead singer, but this I will tell you, it likes to be a duo with the beef.
Soy is the background singer here as is the touch of heat that comes from this.
As for the other ingredients, they keep it quite muted.
Would I buy this again? For me, this is a maybe, only because of how strong the ginger flavor was. I'd probably reach for the Chicken Shawarma first. But if I'm looking for a stir fry this is the easiest option.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Trader Joe's Ginger Beef Sirloin
Product Name: Trader Joe's Ginger Beef Sirloin
Product Description: Trader Joe's Ginger Beef Sirloin for Stir Fry is pre-seasoned meat for a quick meal.
Price: $9.99 a pound
Trader Joe's Ginger Beef Sirloin for Stir Fry is a new addition to the pre-marinated meat options.
- Thinly sliced so it cooks quickly
- Assertive flavors and mild heat
- If you prefer your ginger flavor to be more subtle, then pass on this
Maybe adding some garlic would help out. A scoop of chili onion crunch might help tone down the spice. It's great idea to make stir fry without even lifting a knife. Using the prepped veggies and then just dumping together. Warm up the frozen rice and you got a meal in less time to order takeout. Then lie to guests that you went through all day prepping.
Lots of sodium!!!
I added garlic and Trader Mings Soyaki sauce to counter the heavy ginger flavor and really liked it! Made with veggies and cauliflower fried rice.
Hey Tricia! Thanks so much for sharing how you enjoy this and for stopping by!
Tammy Billups says
I absolutely love the Trader Joe’s Ginger Beef Stir Fry. Small problem. They have discontinued this product. Is there a way to find the recipe for their ginger marinade?