My favorite kind of cooking next to baking is wok cooking. So, since I can't bake I got the wok out and enjoyed making this dish for my family.
This recipe comes from a Weight Watchers cook book called "Take-Out Tonight!" My family really likes it, try it and see what you think:
Spicy Orange Beef with Vegetables
3/4 pound beef top round, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup orange juice (fresh is best)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 teaspoons canola oil
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/4 pound fresh green beans, halved crosswise
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 carrot, cut into matchstick thin strips
- Combine the beef, 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch, and the orange rind in a medium bowl; toss well to coat and set aside. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, the broth, the orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, and chili-garlic sauce or crushed red pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
- Heat a wok or deep skillet over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles. Swirl in two teaspoons of the canola oil, then add the beef. Stir-fry until cooked through, 2-3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Swirl the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil, then add the ginger. Stir-fry until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the green beans, red pepper and carrot. Stir-fry until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Add the broth mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens, about 1 minute. Add the beef and cook until hot, about 1 minute.
- Serve over hot cooked rice. Serves 4.