Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world with this low-fat beef stir-fry packed with vegetables.



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Servings: 4
Total Time: 40 mins
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Ingredients
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    12   ounces 
    boneless beef top round steak or sirloin steak
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    3   tablespoons 
    dry sherry or orange juice
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    3   tablespoons 
    soy sauce
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    2   tablespoons 
    water
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    2   tablespoons 
    bottled hoisin sauce
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    1   tablespoon 
    grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
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    2   teaspoons 
    cornstarch
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    1   teaspoon 
    sugar
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    2   cloves 
    garlic, minced
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    1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon 
    crushed red pepper (optional)
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    1   tablespoon 
    cooking oil
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    1   cup 
    thinly bias-sliced carrot
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    1  14  ounce can 
    whole baby corn, drained
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    1   
    red sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
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    2   cups 
    hot cooked rice
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    Thinly sliced green onions (optional)

Directions
1.
For easier slicing, partially freeze meat. Trim fat from meat. Thinly slice meat across the grain into bite-size strips . Set aside.
2.
For sauce, in a small bowl stir together sherry, soy sauce, water, hoisin sauce, ginger, cornstarch, sugar, garlic, and crushed red pepper (if using); set aside.
3.
In a wok or large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat (add more oil if necessary during cooking). Add carrot; cook and stir in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add baby corn and sweet pepper. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from wok.
4.
Add meat to wok. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in center. Push meat from center of wok.
5.
Stir sauce. Add sauce to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Stir all ingredients together to coat. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Serve immediately with hot cooked rice. If desired, sprinkle with sliced green onions.
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Makes 4 servings
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 317, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 48, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 35, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 24, vit. A (IU) 4130, vit. C (mg) 50, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 5, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 60, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2, sodium (mg) 859, Potassium (mg) 485, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 3, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Very Lean Meat () 3, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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