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Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef flank steak - well-trimmed
  • 2 T oriental sesame oil - divided
  • 2 T reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves  garlic - crushed
  • 1 T fresh ginger - minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper - cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 1 small can whole baby corn
  • 4 ounces  snow pea pods - julienned

Directions

  1. Partially freeze beef flank steak to firm (approx. 30 minutes).
  2. Cut steak in half lengthwise; cut each half across the grain into 1/8-inch thick strips.
  3. Combine 1 tablespoon sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch; pour over beef strips, tossing to coat.
  4. Heat remaining sesame oil in wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger; cook 30 seconds.
  6. Add bell pepper and corn; stir-fry 1 1/2 minutes.
  7. Add pea pods; stir-fry 30 seconds.
  8. Remove vegetables from pan; reserve.
  9. Stir-fry beef strips (half at a time) 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Return vegetables and beef to pan and heat through.
  11. Serve immediately.

Nutrients per Serving

  • Calories: 262
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carb: 8g
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Mono: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 355mg
  • Omega 3 Fats: <1g
  • Mg: 29mg
  • Potassium: 382mg