Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Stir-Fried Beef with Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Carrots

Stir-Fried Beef with Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Carrots

This recipe serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

1 pound beef flank steak, sliced across the grain into 2" pieces
1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red chili paste
3 tablespoons dry sherry, or water
18 baby carrots, cut into quarters
1/2 pound sugar snap or snow peas
2 teaspoons peanut oil
1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

Cooking Instructions
1. Combine the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, chili paste and sherry and pour over the meat. Marinate for at least 10 minutes and up to 1 hour.
2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Toss in the carrots and par boil for about 2 minutes and quickly remove with a slotted spoon. Toss in the peas and par boil for 1 minute. Drain and refresh with cold water. Set aside.
3. Remove the beef from the marinade, drain and discard the marinade.
4. Heat a wok over high heat and add the peanut oil. Stir-fry the beef until just cooked, about 2 minutes. Add the peas and carrots to the pan and toss quickly in the hot pan.
5. Add the beef broth to the meat and vegetables and simmer for 3 minutes.
6. Mix the cornstarch with the water until smooth and add to the beef mixture and simmer for 3 minutes.
7. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 oz.
Calories 211
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Protein 27 g
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sodium 282 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 29%
Percent Calories from Protein 52%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 15%

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