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Colorful Beef Stir-Fry

I really like this beef stir-fry recipe. Who couldn't love the easy sesame-ginger marinade and the vibrant mix of vegetables? —Deb Blendermann, Boulder, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 cups


  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 small green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 small zucchini, julienned
  • 1/2 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1/2 cup canned bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • Hot cooked rice or linguine, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Place beef in a shallow dish; add half of the marinade. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in reserved marinade; set aside. Drain beef, discarding marinade. In a large nonstick skillet or in a wok coated with cooking spray, cook beef in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, stir-fry green pepper and onion in remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil for 2 minutes. Add carrot and celery; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add zucchini and snow peas; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in bean sprouts and heat through.
  • Stir broth mixture and stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Return beef to the pan; heat through. If desired, serve over rice or linguine.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup (calculated without rice): 318 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • Jessica2783
    Jun 26, 2010

    This was very good. I added more vegetables and a lot more bean sprouts (I love them.) It would be good with chicken too I think.

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    May 21, 2009

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    May 11, 2007

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