1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups hot cooked rice
Soy sauce, optional
Sesame seeds, optional
In a small bowl, mix teriyaki marinade, water, cornstarch and pepper until smooth.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; stir-fry until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Remove from pan.
Stir-fry onion, green pepper, red pepper and asparagus in remaining 1 tablespoon oil until vegetables are crisp-tender 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Return beef to pan; heat through. Serve with rice and if desired, soy sauce and top sesame seeds.
Test Kitchen tip
Sesame oil adds nuttiness to the sauce. If you don't have any on hand, use canola oil.