I like to cook asian food. I really like using a wok. So here is a recipe I used a while ago that everyone said they enjoyed.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS, SO IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, DOUBLE THE RECIPE.
3/4lb beef top round, trimmed of all visible fat, cut into thin strips (the way you would get beef at a chinese restaurant, in little pieces)
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsps grated orange rind
1/2 cup lo-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsps reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp chili-garlic sauce or 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
4 tsps canola oil
1 tbsp peeled minced fresh ginger
1/4lb green beans, halved crosswise
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 carrot, cut into matchstick-thin strips.
This recipe looks overwhelming but is very easy. The preparation is really what's going to eat your time, no pun intended. Unless you are a seasoned chef and don't need a lot of prep time (unlike me) you can prepare the orange rind, ginger, cut the beef, etc the day before.
1. combine the beef, 1 tbsp cornstarch, and orange rind in medium bowl; toss well to coat and set aside. Combine the remaining 1 tbsp cornstarch, the broth, orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, chili-garlic sauce or
crushed red pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
2. heat a nonstick wok or a large, deep skillet over medium high heat until a drop of water sizzles. Swirl in 2 tsps of the oil, then add the beef. Stir-fry until cooked through, 2-3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Swirl remaining oil, add ginger. Stir-fry until fragrant, about 10 seconds. ADd green beans, bell pepper, and carrot. Stir-fry until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Add the broth mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, about 1 minutes. Add beef and cook till hot, about 1 minute.
1 cup contains 227 calories, 8 g fat, 2 g sat. fat, 53mg chol., 441 mg sodium, 16g carb, 2g fiber, 22g protein, 29mg calc.
It is not neccessary to list nutrition information when you post recipes, but if you have it, please include it.
This happens to come from a weight-watchers cookbook so i know the nutrition value. And if you try it, please let me know how you like it! Ask me any questions you have as well.