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Chinese Beef Stir-Fry with Vegetables

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Category: Main Dish, Chinese, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Good-quality sirloin tips;
  • -cut into 1-inch cube
  • 1 tb Dry sherry
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 2 tb Plus 1/2 teaspoon vegetable;
  • -oil
  • 1/8 ts Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Cloves garlic; pressed
  • 1 tb Oyster sauce
  • 2 lg Stalks of broccoli; stems
  • -removed and cu
  • 2 Carrots; peeled and sliced a
  • -diagonal
  • 1/2 c Beef broth
  • 8 Spears water-packed baby
  • -Corn; drained
  • 20 Fresh snow peas
  • 1 Scallion; both white and
  • -parts, chopped


Marinate the sirloin at room temperature in a mixture of sherry, soy sauce,
1 teaspoon of the cornstarch, the sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of the oil, the
pepper, and garlic for an hour. Heat 1 Tablespoon of the remaining oil in a
wok over high heat. Stir-fry beef quickly, until the meat is brown outside
and pink inside. Remove.

Mix the remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch with the oyster sauce. Reheat the
wok with the remaining tablespoon oil. Add the broccoli and carrots;
stir-fry for 30 seconds.

Add the broth, cover the wok, and steam for approximately 1 minute or until
the vegetables are tender but retain their crunch. Add the corn, snow peas,
scallion, beef, and oyster sauce-cornstarch mixture. Heat quickly, until
the sauce is clear and thickened. Serve immediately over rice or chinese
noodles. Makes 4 servings.

From the novel The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson.

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