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Gingered Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe
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Gingered Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe

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"A friend who owns a bed and breakfast in Maryland shared this recipe with me. It's a delicious and different way to cook asparagus." Sonja Blow Nixa, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot or dash ground ginger
  • 1/2 pound beef flank steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups stir-fry with 3/4 cup rice equals 347 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sherry and ginger; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, broth, hoisin sauce, sugar and remaining soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and set aside. Stir-fry asparagus in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.
  4. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to the pan; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Gingered Beef Stir-Fry in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p62

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups stir-fry with 3/4 cup rice equals 347 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

My husband loved it! His only request is more sauce to drizzle on the rice.

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

I changed the soy sauce to 4 tbsp., the ginger to 1 tsp., hoisin sauce to 2 tsp., garlic to 2 cloves. I like it as it turned out but next time will adjust to 1 tbsp. minced ginger, 3 cloves of garlic, hoisin sauce to 3 tsp. I also may add Sriracha chili sauce to the cornstarch mixture.

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

My husband didnt like the flavor of the hoisin sauce but I love this. I would make it again but maybe use a little less of the hoisin sauce and see if it's ok with him like that.

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

I make this recipe at least once a month. My husband loves it!

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Reviewed May. 12, 2009
AWESOME!!! I substituted boneless pork chops for the beef and topped with sesame seeds and diced green onions. This was very easy and excellent!
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