Saturday, February 11, 2012

Guest Post - Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

This is a guest post and photo from my good friend, Jan. She has been busy cooking and baking recipes, since she is now retired from the hustle and bustle of the corporate world. She has this beautiful gourmet kitchen that she can now enjoy and create new and mouthwatering meals.
This recipe is full of healthy vegetables like red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, and sugar snap peas. It is flavored with fresh ginger, garlic and onion. She uses lean steak which is a good source of protein and vitamin B12, selenium and zinc which is important part of a heart- healthy diet.
Thanks Jan, for this quick, easy and tasty recipe!


2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup less sodium beef broth
3 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 lb. beef round steak or any lean steak, cut in strips
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 each red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, cut in strips
2 cups sugar snap peas
1 small onion, thinly sliced


In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch, and broth until smooth. Then stir in the soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic and pepper flakes. Set aside.
Heat a large pan over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil and stir fry steak strips until done. Remove and set aside.
In the same pan, add other 1 tablespoon of oil and stir fry the peppers, snap peas and onion until tender.
Stir in the broth mixture and bring to a boil. Stir and cook one minute or until thickened. Return beef to pan and combine.
Serve immediately plain or over brown rice. Enjoy!

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