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Apricot Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Apricot Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Apricot preserves lend sweetness to this tasty beef stir-fry while red pepper flakes provide a bit of kick. A frozen vegetable medley shaves minutes off prep time…no chopping necessary!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen asparagus stir-fry vegetable blend
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir in the apricot preserves, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper flakes; set aside.
  • 2. 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 vegetable blend according to package directions. Return beef to the pan. Stir apricot mixture and add to beef mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce; calculated without rice) equals 309 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 531 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.