Beef-and-Green Onion Stir-fry

recipe
You can substitute presliced steak for the sirloin. Look for it in the meat department of your grocery store. Serve the stir-fry over hot cooked rice, if desired.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 bunches green onions
1 pound top round steak*
3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce
1 medium-size red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
1 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Peanuts (optional)

Preparation

1. Thoroughly wash green onions. Remove root ends and tips of onions; cut into 2-inch pieces. Place pieces in a large bowl.

2. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices, and add to green onions in bowl. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. cornstarch and soy sauce, tossing to coat.

3. Sauté beef mixture and red bell pepper, in 2 batches, in hot vegetable oil and, if desired, sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until beef is done and bell pepper is crisp-tender. Whisk together beef broth, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and remaining 1 Tbsp. cornstarch. Add to beef mixture in skillet, and bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Top with peanuts, if desired.

*1 lb. skinned and boned chicken breasts may be substituted.

March 2007
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