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Asian Asparagus Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Asian Asparagus Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Colorful asparagus spears pair perfectly with tender beef in this quick fix from Dana Spencer. The Forest Ranch, California cook adds a sprinkling of sesame seeds for Asian flare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or additional chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 pound beef flank steak, cut into strips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, water, broth, wine or additional broth and teriyaki sauce until smooth; set aside.
  • 2. In a small skillet, stir-fry beef in 1 teaspoon oil for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  • 3. Stir-fry asparagus in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes or until 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 sesame seeds. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup rice (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 353 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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