Sesame-Soy Beef Stir-Fry

Nicole Bredeweg

By
@nikkitten

Early in our marriage (when I didn't have anything cooking-wise, least of all a clue!), I would browse the grocery store entryway for recipes. And the wondrous thing about this type of recipe is that they tend to be fool-proof, delicious, and usually affordable. This one is Asian in base and the trick to making Asian-tasting food is to use Asian tasting ingredients like sesame oil. My biggest mistake back then was to use the suggested substitutes because they were what I had on hand. And who (in a primarily Dutch community) keeps sesame oil on hand. The first time I splurged was amazing!


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Serves:

4

Method:

Stir-Fry

Ingredients

4 c
cooked rice
1 lb
beef round tip steaks, 1/4" thick
16 oz
frozen broccoli and red pepper mix
1/3 c
water
2 tsp
cornstarch

MARINADE:

3 Tbsp
soy sauce
2 tsp
sesame oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook rice accordingly.
2
In medium bowl, combine marinade ingredients. Remove 2 tbsp; set aside. Stack beef steaks; cut lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1" wide strips. Add beef to remaining marinade in bowl; toss to coat.
3
Heat large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef (½ at a time) and stir-fry 1 minute or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook). Remove from skillet.
4
In same skillet, combine vegetables and water; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until water is almost evaporated and vegetables are hot, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch mixture and reserved marinade; add to vegetables. Cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly. Return beef; heat through. Serve over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Asian