TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • Rice or chow mein noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 278 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large plastic resealable bag, combine the sugar, 4 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, pepper, onions, garlic and sesame seeds. Pour half into a small bowl; set aside. Add beef to remaining marinade; seal bag and toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard marinade from beef. In large skillet or wok, heat remaining oil over high heat; add beef and reserved marinade. Stir-fry until beef is brown and has reached desired doneness. Serve immediately with rice or noodles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Beef in Country Woman May/June 1992, p35

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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