Stir-Fried Beef on Lettuce Recipe
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Stir-Fried Beef on Lettuce Recipe

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"Being from the Philippines, I'm partial to stir-fries," writes Ninez McConnell of Mill Creek, Washington. "My husband especially likes this refreshing combination of steak and crisp shredded lettuce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup stir-fry mixture with 2 cup lettuce) equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 856 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and wine or broth. Reserve 1/4 cup. Pour remaining soy sauce mixture into a large resealable plastic bag; add the beef; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and reserved soy sauce mixture until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, stir-fry mushrooms and snow peas in 2 teaspoons oil for 3-4 minutes or until snow peas are crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Drain and discard marinade from beef. In the same skillet, stir-fry beef in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Place lettuce on four serving plates. Top with beef mixture and snow pea mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stir-Fried Beef on Lettuce in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p12

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup stir-fry mixture with 2 cup lettuce) equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 856 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

Sounds delish. I plan to try this real soon, we love stir frys

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