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Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry for Two

 Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry for Two
Packed with veggies, tender beef and pineapple tidbits, this sweet-and-sour stir-fry is ideal for blustery weeknights or activity-packed weekends. Jackie Drake - Troutman, North Carolina
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup
  • marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the beef. Seal bag
  • and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate
  • remaining marinade.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved marinade until
  • smooth; set aside.

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Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry for Two (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet or wok,
  • stir-fry beef in 1/2 teaspoon oil for 2-3 minutes or until no longer
  • pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  • Stir-fry carrots and onion in remaining oil for 4 minutes. Add green
  • pepper and snow peas; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until
  • vegetables are 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 and pineapple; heat
  • through. Serve with rice.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice equals 381 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 328 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.