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Gingered Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry

"A friend who owns a bed and breakfast in Maryland shared this recipe with me. It's a delicious and different way to cook asparagus." Sonja Blow Nixa, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot or dash ground ginger
  • 1/2 pound beef flank steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sherry and ginger; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, broth, hoisin sauce, sugar and remaining soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and set aside. Stir-fry asparagus in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to the pan; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups stir-fry with 3/4 cup rice: 347 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • sgronholz
    Feb 20, 2016

    This recipe was outstanding! I did substitute venison for the beef and my homegrown roasted broccoli from the freezer for the asparagus. The recipe was easy to make and the flavor was awesome. I will definitely be making this often and can't wait to try it with our homegrown asparagus in spring!

  • zookeeperk
    Nov 5, 2013

    My husband loved it! His only request is more sauce to drizzle on the rice.

  • cliftonhanger
    Nov 2, 2011

    I changed the soy sauce to 4 tbsp., the ginger to 1 tsp., hoisin sauce to 2 tsp., garlic to 2 cloves. I like it as it turned out but next time will adjust to 1 tbsp. minced ginger, 3 cloves of garlic, hoisin sauce to 3 tsp. I also may add Sriracha chili sauce to the cornstarch mixture.

  • mvashley1
    Mar 25, 2011

    My husband didnt like the flavor of the hoisin sauce but I love this. I would make it again but maybe use a little less of the hoisin sauce and see if it's ok with him like that.

  • bethobelle
    Jan 19, 2011

    I make this recipe at least once a month. My husband loves it!

  • slemar
    Aug 2, 2010

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  • abigailkoch
    Mar 22, 2010

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  • motomom36
    May 12, 2009

    AWESOME!!! I substituted boneless pork chops for the beef and topped with sesame seeds and diced green onions. This was very easy and excellent!