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Maple Almond Beef

 Maple Almond Beef
This recipe mixes the country goodness of beef and pure maple syrup with Asian flavors. The result is delicious! This dish not only tastes wonderful, but looks pretty sitting atop a bed of fluffy white rice.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds beef top round steak or top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup frozen tiny peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In large skillet or wok, heat oil on medium-high. Saute garlic 1
  • minute. Add meat; cook until browned. Stir in onion and red pepper.
  • Cover and steam until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch, maple syrup, vinegar and soy sauce
  • until smooth; stir mixture into beef. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir
  • for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add peas and almonds; heat
  • through. Serve with rice. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 295 calories,

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Maple Almond Beef (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.