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Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

 Sesame Beef Stir-Fry
Soy sauce and gingerroot add great flavor to this quick beef stir-fry. It couldn’t be simpler to make, but it’s definitely elegant enough to serve someone special. Charlene Chambers - Ormond Beach, Florida
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted, divided
  • 2 teaspoons peanut or canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup hot cooked brown rice


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended;
  • set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef and 1 teaspoon
  • sesame seeds in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep
  • warm.
  • Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add pepper;
  • stir-fry 4-6 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; heat through. Serve
  • with rice. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds.
  • Yield: 2 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 2 cups stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice equals 363 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 606 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.