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Flavorful Beef Stir-Fry

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

"I'm a working mom, so I appreciate meals like this one that I can whip up in no time using whatever vegetables I have on hand," says Tere Abel of Muskegon, Michigan. "What's really great is that even my pickiest eater likes it."

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine,apple juice or water
  • 1 pound beef top round steak, cut into thin strips
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen pea pods, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, undrained
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce and wine, apple juice or water until smooth; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, stir-fry the broccoli, carrots, pea pods and onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 1 minute. Stir in water chestnuts. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes; remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, stir-fry beef in remaining oil until meat reaches desired doneness. Return vegetables to pan; toss. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 313 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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