Quick Beef Stir-Fry

Quick Beef Stir-Fry is a delicious, easy and quick (30) minute recipe. Main ingredients: Beef, cut up vegetables, sesame seed, sesame oil, orange juice, honey and spices. A great recipe that will rival any Oriental restaurant. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sugars, heart healthy, diabetic friendly and Weight Watchers (7) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (4) servings. Quick Beef Stir-Fry will be loved by all of your family friends and guests.quick-beef-stir-fry

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp sesame seed, toasted
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
(1 lb) boneless beef sirloin steak,
cut in thin strips

1 tbsp sesame oil
5 cups cut-up vegetables for stir-fry
1 tbsp honey
Hot Cooked Brown Rice, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic powder and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl. Reserve 1/2. Place the beef in a large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

2. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat. Remove beef from marinade. Add beef to skillet; stir-fry 3 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Add in the vegetables; stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes or until tender-crisp.

3. Mix reserved marinade with honey and cornstarch until smooth. Stir into skillet. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute. Return beef to skillet. Cook until heated through. Serve over hot cooked brown rice to make it a meal, if desired. Sprinkle with sesame seed before serving.

YIELD: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 7
Carb Choices: 1

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 265, Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 448mg, Sugars: 8g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 28g

Original recipe and image from McCormick & Company, Inc. http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Main-Dishes/Orange-Ginger-Beef-Stir-Fry

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