Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry for Two
Packed with veggies, tender beef and pineapple tidbits, this sweet-and-sour stir-fry is ideal for blustery weeknights or activity-packed weekends. Jackie Drake - Troutman, North Carolina
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon olive oil, divided
- 1 large carrot, sliced
- 1/2 small onion, halved and sliced
- 1 small green pepper, julienned
- 1/4 cup fresh snow peas
- 1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple tidbits
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
- In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved marinade until smooth; set aside.
- Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in 1/2 teaspoon oil for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
- Stir-fry carrots and onion in remaining oil for 4 minutes. Add green pepper and snow peas; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef and pineapple; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 381 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.
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Originally published as Pineapple Beef Stir Fry in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010