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Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

Soy sauce and gingerroot add great flavor to this quick beef stir-fry. It couldn’t be simpler to make, but it’s definitely elegant enough to serve someone special. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted, divided
  • 2 teaspoons peanut or canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup hot cooked brown rice

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add pepper; stir-fry 4-6 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 363 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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