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Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)
If presliced beef is not available, ask your butcher to thinly slice flank steak or boneless sirloin steak.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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