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Sesame Beef Stir-fry With Snow Peas


1 cup low-salt beef broth
0.25 cup hoisin sauce
2 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp cornstarch
0.75 lb beef top sirloin, cut into strips
1 tbs pbrown sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
2 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
0.5 lb snow peas, trimmed and halved
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


In a bowl, whisk together the low-salt beef broth, hoisin sauce, low-salt soy sauce, toasted sesame oil and the cornstarch. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine beef with brown sugar and cornstarch. Season with pepper.

In a large non-stick skillet over high heat, cook meat in 2 tablespoons of oil for 2 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. Set aside on a plate.

In the same skillet over medium heat, cook bell pepper, white parts of green onions, garlic and ginger in the remaining oil for 2 minutes while stirring. Add snow peas and sauce. Continue to cook until sauce thickens slightly. Return meat to skillet and toss to coat in sauce.

Divide stir-fry among four shallow bowls. Sprinkle with green parts of the green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with jasmine rice or rice vermicelli, if desired.


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