Friday, June 5, 2009

Spicy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

My husband LOVES rice, so we eat a lot of dishes that can be served alongside a bowl of rice.  This beef and broccoli dish and flavorful and filling.

Spicy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
2 TBSP lemon lime soda
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
1 TBSP grated, peeled fresh Ginger
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 LB Beef Tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into strips
1 tsp Cornstarch
1 TBSP Canola Oil
2 Cups Broccoli Florets
2 Cups Carrots, sliced

1.  To prepare marinade, in a gallon size zip-close plastic bag, combine soda, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and red pepper.  Add beef, seal bag, squeezing out air, turn to coat.  Refrigerate about 1 hour.

2.  Drain the marinade into a measuring cup, add enough water to make 1/3 cup liquid.  Add cornstarch, and stir until is dissolves.

3.  Heat large skillet with a lid over high heat  Add oil and beef.  Stir Fry until beef loses red color, transfer to a plate.  Reduce heat slightly; add broccoli and carrots.  Stir fry for 3 minutes then cover and steam 1 minute.  Return beef to skillet and add marinade.  Increase to high heat and stir fry until sauce thickens.  Serve with white rice.