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Apricot Beef Stir-Fry

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Apricot preserves lend sweetness to this tasty beef stir-fry while red pepper flakes provide a bit of kick. A frozen vegetable medley shaves minutes off prep time…no chopping necessary!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen asparagus stir-fry vegetable blend
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir in the apricot preserves, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper flakes; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm. In the same pan, stir-fry vegetable blend according to package directions. Return beef to the pan. Stir apricot mixture and add to beef mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 309 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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