Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
If presliced beef is not available, ask your butcher to thinly slice flank steak or boneless sirloin steak.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 230
Fat 11 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 26.5 g
Carbohydrate 6.1 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 356 mg
Calcium 94 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon bottled minced ginger
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 pound presliced stir-fry meat (such as flank or boneless sirloin steak)
8 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces (white and light green parts only)
4 cups bagged baby spinach leaves
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Preparation

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Heat a wok or skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of beef to pan, and cook for 3 minutes or until browned. Remove beef from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining beef. Add onions; cook for 1 minute. Add soy sauce mixture; cook 1 minute. Return beef to pan; cook 1 minute. Stir in spinach, and cook 30 seconds. Top with sesame seeds.

Note:

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Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough,

November 2011