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Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

 Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
This savory stir-fry showcases tender slices of beef, while colorful carrots add crunch. For devoted meat-and-potatoes fans, replace the rice with mashed potatoes.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced into 3-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, water and salt
  • until smooth. Add beef; toss to coat.
  • In a large skillet, stir-fry beef in batches in 1 tablespoon oil
  • until meat reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm. Stir-fry
  • carrots in remaining oil for 5-6 minutes. Place remaining cornstarch
  • in a bowl; stir in broth until smooth. add the soy sauce, orange
  • peel and ginger. Return beef to skillet; stir in broth mixture.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Serve over rice. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 318 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 840 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.