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Peanut Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

”This quick stir-fry is so colorful and tasty,” reports Linda Murray of Allenstown, New Hampshire. TIP: “Vary the recipe by substituting chicken or other vegetables you have on hand,” Linda suggests. “The quickest version uses prepared veggies from our grocery store's salad bar.”—Linda Murray, Allenstown, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup plum sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin 2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir in the plum sauce, ginger, soy sauce and pepper flakes; set aside. 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 the red pepper, broccoli, carrots, onions and garlic until tender. Return beef to the pan. Whisk the plum sauce mixture; stir into skillet. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in peanuts. Serve with rice if desired. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 302 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein.

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