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Beef and Asparagus Skillet Dinner Recipe

I retired after teaching for 20 years. I have always loved cooking, and now I have more time to prepare special dishes for my husband and four grandsons, and also for church suppers. This recipe is my own invention.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar or dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2-1/2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin strips
  • 1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Cooked rice


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add meat; cover and refrigerate for 2 hour or overnight. Drain and reserve marinade. In a large skillet or wok, brown meat in oil. Add marinade. Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes or until meat is tender. Add asparagus; cook 2 minutes. Add onion, green pepper and mushrooms. Mix beef broth and cornstarch; add to skillet. Bring to a boil to thicken sauce. Cook 3-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Serve over rice. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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