Leigh Beisch
Yield
serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups beef mixture and 3/4 cup rice)

Fermented black beans are small black soy beans preserved in salt. Find them in Asian markets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut steak with the grain into 2-inch-thick slices. Cut slices diagonally into thin strips. Combine steak and cornstarch through sake in a large bowl; stir to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes.

Step 2

To prepare bean mixture, combine beans through red pepper in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

To prepare sauce, combine soy sauce through cornstarch in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Set aside.

Step 4

Place green beans in a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 4 minutes. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.

Step 5

To prepare stir-fry, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Drain beef; discard marinade. Add beef to pan; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove beef from pan. Wipe pan with paper towels. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in pan. Stir-fry bean mixture and onion 1 minute. Add bell pepper; stir-fry 1 1/2 minutes. Add green beans and sauce mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 4 minutes or until thick. Stir in beef. Serve with rice.

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