Stir-Fried Beef and Vegetables

A flavorful dish of beef strips marinated in a honey soy sauce and quickly stir-fried with fresh crunchy vegetables.


2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 Tablespoon garlic, minced


1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 pound top round beef, sliced diagonally, into 2-inch strips

3 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 (1-inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced lengthwise into matchstick pieces

1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 pound broccoli, cut into florets, peel and slice stems

1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips

cooked brown rice

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In a bowl mix soy sauce with sesame oil, garlic, honey and crushed red pepper. Stir in beef, cover and marinate for 20 minutes.
Heat a heavy skillet on high. Add 1 Tablespoon oil and stir-fry ginger until brown, about 45 seconds. Add the mushrooms and cook about 2 minutes.
Add another 1 Tablespoon oil and stir-fry beef with marinade until just brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a plate. Set aside.
In the same pan add remaining oil. Saute broccoli and red bell pepper for 2 minutes on high. Cover and cook the vegetables for about 7 minutes. Add beef mixture to vegetable mixture. Stir-fry over high to heat through for about 1 minute. Serve over rice.
Serves: 4