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Flavorful Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Flavorful Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

"I'm a working mom, so I appreciate meals like this one that I can whip up in no time using whatever vegetables I have on hand," says Tere Abel of Muskegon, Michigan. "What's really great is that even my pickiest eater likes it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine,apple juice or water
  • 1 pound beef top round steak, cut into thin strips
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen pea pods, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, undrained
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce and wine, apple juice or water until smooth; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet, stir-fry the broccoli, carrots, pea pods and onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 1 minute. Stir in water chestnuts. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes; remove and keep warm.
  • 3. In the same skillet, stir-fry beef in remaining oil until meat reaches desired doneness. Return vegetables to pan; toss. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 313 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 75986
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Very good but not things you would have on hand. This has to be planned ahead."

acooley1 User ID: 62623 71853
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"We thought that this was just okay- other than the salty soy sauce (and I did use light), there wasn't a ton of flavor. The cornstarch mixture thickens almost instantly, making the beef cooking process rather...gloppy. The flavor wasn't terrible, or anything, we just didn't find it really special, either. If I do make this again, I will most certainly use frozen broccoli and carrots instead of fresh to cut down on prep time."

collectorkerri User ID: 212062 203434
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"Excellent! Just like what you would get from a good Chinese restaurant. Made this with venison round steak and it turned out really well."

kids chauffer User ID: 4381411 73756
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I just follow the recipe for the sauce and I add frozen vegetables and either chicken or beef"

terratoo User ID: 1743775 73755
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"Have made this several times. We don't care for the pea pods so I substituted frozen soy beans for them. Think it was tastier and certainly healthier."

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