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Sweet-Sour Beef

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Category: Beef, Main Dish, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Sherry
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1 lb Round steak; thinly sliced
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 c Water; divided
  • 1 lg Onion; cut in 8 wedges
  • 2 lg Cloves garlic; minced
  • 2 lg Carrots; sliced thin
  • -diagonal
  • 1 lg Green pepper; cut in chunks
  • 1 lg Broccoli spear; cut in
  • -pieces
  • 1/2 c Catsup
  • 1/4 c Cider or rice vinegar
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 ts Chili paste; optional
  • 2 c Grapefruit sections
  • Oil


In a bowl mix well soy sauce, sherry and 1 tsp sugar; add meat and toss to
coat. Marinate meat for at least 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain
meat; reserving the marinade for sauce. In a large heavy skillet or wok,
heat a little oil until hot but not smoking. Over medium-high heat stir-fry
meat for about 1 minute or till almost done. Remove meat, set aside and
keep warm.

In a small bowl mix together catsup, 1/2 cup sugar, vinegar and chili
paste. In another bowl mix 1/2 cup water and cornstarch.

Add the carrot and any broccoli stem pieces to the skillet and stir fry for
1 or 2 minutes, add the onion and garlic and stir fry for about 1 more
minute. Add 1/2 cup of the water and cook for a few minutes more till
carrot is almost crisp tender. Add a little additional oil if necessary.
Add green pepper and any broccoli florets and cook an additional 1 or 2
minutes. Stir in reserved marinade. Stir in the catsup mixture and heat
through. Add cornstarch/water mixture and cook and stir till sauce bubbles
and thickens. Fold in meat and grapefruit sections. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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