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Stir-Fried Beef and Bitter Melon

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Fermented black beans
  • 1 lb Bitter melon
  • 1/2 lb Lean beef
  • 2 ts Cornstarch
  • 2 ts Soy sauce
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 pn Sugar
  • 2 tb Water
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 tb Oil
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 tb Oil
  • 1/2 c Stock


1. Soak fermented black beans.

2. Cut bitter melon lengthwise in half. Scoop out seeds; then cut in
1/4-inch slices. Parboil 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Slice beef thin against the grain. Combine cornstarch, soy sauce, salt
and sugar. Add to beef and toss to coat.

4. Blend water and remaining cornstarch to a paste. Drain soaked black
beans. Mince garlic and mash with beans.

5. Heat oil. Add remaining salt, then beef. Stir-fry until beef loses its
redness (about 2 minutes). Remove from pan.

6. Heat remaining oil. Add black bean mixture and stir-fry a few times. Add
bitter melon and stir-fry to heat and coat with oil (about 1 minute).

7. Stir in stock and heat quickly. Cook, covered, 2 minutes, over medium

8. Return beef and stir-fry gently to reheat and blend flavors. Then stir
in cornstarch paste to thicken. Serve at once.

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