Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Serves 4



1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

1/4 cup plum sauce

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin 2-inch strips

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned

1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets

2 medium carrots, thinly sliced

4 green onions, chopped

1 teaspoon minced garlic

3 tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped

Hot cooked rice

2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted



In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir in the plum sauce, ginger, soy sauce and pepper flakes; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm.


In the same pan, stir-fry the red pepper, broccoli, carrots, onions and garlic until tender. Return beef to the pan. Whisk the plum sauce mixture; stir into skillet. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in peanuts. Serve over rice if desired. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.





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