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Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

Soy sauce and gingerroot add great flavor to this quick beef stir-fry. It couldn’t be simpler to make, but it’s definitely elegant enough to serve someone special. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted, divided
  • 2 teaspoons peanut or canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup hot cooked brown rice


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add pepper; stir-fry 4-6 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; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 363 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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  • muffbear74
    Apr 22, 2018

    Not being a huge beef fan, I only thought this was ok, but my husband loved it. I may add mushrooms next time.

  • lleeme
    Apr 4, 2012

    My kids and I loved it.

  • dalehein
    Apr 9, 2011

    No comment left

  • redluver
    Apr 5, 2011

    Because of a fussy eater, I served the sesame seeds on the side, and then we forgot to use them, which is too bad because I'm sure they would add to the appearance and taste. But even without the sesame seeds, this recipe was tasty.