stir-fry beef with spiced peanut sauce


1 lb. top sirloin, trimmed of fat
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3/4 cup sliced scallions (light part)
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 cup water
1 tablespoon soy sauce (reduced sodium)
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 cup chopped tomato
sliced scallion (green part) for garnish


  1. slice meat against the grain into thin strips (partially freeze meat to make slicing easier).
  2. heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. add meat in batches and cook until browned.
  4. add garlic, light scallion and ginger; sauté until fragrant.
  5. combine water and soy sauce and add to skillet.
  6. cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 20 minutes.
  7. stir in peanut butter, vinegar and red pepper flakes; simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. garnish with chopped tomato and green scallions.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

serving size 4oz
servings 4
calories 220
fat 11g
saturated fat 3g
cholesterol 65mg
sodium 260mg
carbohydrate 7g
fiber 2g
protein 26g