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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

If presliced beef is not available, ask your butcher to thinly slice flank steak or boneless sirloin steak.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 26.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.1g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 356mg
  • Calcium: 94mg
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