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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Beef and Sugar Snap Stir-Fry

Serve a veggie-laden stir-fry dinner that's ready in minutes. The best part? It cooks in one skillet, so clean up is a snap. Serve over steamed rice with green onions.

Cooking Light JULY 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Prep time:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced across grain
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrot
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions

Preparation

1. Combine 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and beef in a large bowl. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, sugar, hoisin, salt, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add beef mixture to pan; stir-fry 2 minutes or until done. Place beef mixture in a bowl. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 15 seconds. Stir in bell pepper, carrot, and peas; sauté 3 minutes. Add vinegar mixture and beef mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in green onions.

Steamed rice with green onions: Cook 1 cup white rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Remove from heat; stir in 3/4 cup chopped green onions and 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 26.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 526mg
  • Calcium: 63mg
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