Beef and Green Bean Stir Fry

Serves 4

Simple and delicious, with complementary colors as well as flavors, this robust stir-fry features crisp green beans, sweet red bell peppers, and pungent garlic from the late summer garden. Great with pork too. Try it served over Asian noodles instead of rice and add a side dish of savory marinated cucumbers.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon mild honey
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean steak, cut into cubes or thin slices
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons expeller pressed peanut or sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cooked Jasmine rice or Japanese Soba noodles
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Method: 

Whisk together tamari, wine, honey and garlic in large bowl. Add steak and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.

Blanch green beans in large pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain. Rinse under cold water; drain well.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in heavy large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Drain meat well, reserving marinade. Add arrowroot to reserved marinade and stir until smooth; set aside. Add steak to wok or skillet and stir-fry until almost cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.

Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Add onion, red pepper and green beans. Stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Return beef to the skillet. Cook until the meat is done, another minute or two. Stir the reserved marinade and add to the skillet. Stir until sauce thickens and coats meat and vegetables, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve over rice or noodles.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:460 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 1370mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 31g protein
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