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Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

 Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
”This quick stir-fry is so colorful and tasty,” reports Linda Murray of Allenstown, New Hampshire. TIP: “Vary the recipe by substituting chicken or other vegetables you have on hand,” Linda suggests. “The quickest version uses prepared veggies from our grocery store's salad bar.”
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup plum sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin 2-inch strips
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


  • In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir
  • in the plum sauce, ginger, soy sauce and pepper flakes; set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil until no longer
  • pink; remove and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, stir-fry the red pepper, broccoli, carrots, onions
  • and garlic until tender. Return beef to the pan. Whisk the plum
  • sauce mixture; stir into skillet.
  • Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in peanuts. Serve with

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Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • rice if desired. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup beef mixture (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and 1 tablespoon oil; calculated without rice) equals 304 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.