Saturday, November 8, 2008

Chinese Pepper Steak

this is a new one for me, tried a judy and made something new for company last night. we loved it (and it's healthy):

1/2 lb steak trimmed and sliced thin
2 Tbl soy sauce
1/2 c beef broth
little minced giner root or sprinkle of powdered giner
2 cloves garlic, minced
dash cayenne pepper

olive oil
1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced

1/4 c cold water
1 1/2 Tbl cornstarch

marinade the meat in the first group of ingredients, at least 1 hour (i did more like 3 hours, it was easier at the time, and it tasted great).
heat oil til hot, stir fry meat (reserve marinade) til no longer pink. add a little marinade and cover to cook meat all the way through til tender (5 minutes or so). add green peppers and onions, cook 5 minutes, add tomatoes. combine cornstarch and water to slurry, add to marinade, add that to the food and stir constantly till it thickens (1-2 minutes at most). salt and pepper to taste.

serve over rice. (makes 2 big servings, 308 cal each, according to my handy cookbook)


Katrina said...

that sounds yum! i think steve would like it. we really like stir fry stuff. have you thought about putting more veggies in it like broccoli or peas or carrots? hmm...

elise said...

it'd probably be pretty good with more veggies too, i called it chinese fajitas as it was... just meat, peppers and onions