Garlic Ginger Beef Recipe
Garlic Ginger Beef Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Garlic Ginger Beef Recipe

Publisher Photo
This stir-fry takes a little longer to prepare, since the meat has to marinate first—but it's well worth the wait! Our Test Kitchen staff tossed together the pleasing combination.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 large sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces fresh snow peas
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup stir-fry mixture, calculated without rice) equals 310 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 934 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon garlic, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 2 teaspoons gingerroot; mix well. Add the beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning once. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, ketchup, sherry or vinegar, steak sauce, cayenne and remaining soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in batches in 2 teaspoons hot oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, stir-fry red peppers and onions in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add the peas and remaining garlic and ginger; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return beef to the pan. Stir broth mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Ginger Beef in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p6

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup stir-fry mixture, calculated without rice) equals 310 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 934 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

Reviews for Garlic Ginger Beef

AVERAGE RATING
   (8)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (3)
4 Star
 (5)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

My entire family loves this recipe! It's very quick and easy to make, and we usually have all of the ingredients on hand. I love the versatility of it. We will throw in just about any veggies we have handy. It's quite good with mushrooms and broccoli, too!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

I liked this recipe, except I substituted different vinegars for what I had on hand. Even though it has a lot of ingredients it went together pretty quick. I am usually not a big fan of ginger but I like it in this recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

I added the A1 sauce like someone suggested and I also doubled the sauce. It was very good and the sauce tangy--different flavor that I enjoyed

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

My family loved the dish but would like to see more sauce. So the next I make it we will double the sauce.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

Loved it! Great stir-fry!

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT