Thursday, July 9, 2009

Beef Stir Fry

Found this recipe here...I was looking for a good way to use some more fresh sugar pod peas from the garden. This had a really good sauce.
John's Rating: strong 8

3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1/2 cup water, plus
2 tablespoons water, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 lb boneless round steak or charcoal chuck steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups Sugar Pod Peas
1 large carrot, julienne cut
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
hot cooked rice

In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth. Add beef and toss. In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm.

Stir-fry peas, carrots, broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes. Return beef to pan.6Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan.

Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Serve over rice.

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