Low fat and tasty beef with vegetables on the table in less than an hour. An unusual ingredient in the quick marinade - diet Coke - helps to tenderize the peppery beef.
- 1⁄2 cup diet cola (Coke)
- 2 tablespoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped onions
- 6 ounces lean beef, cut into stir fry strips
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 ounces white mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons celery, sliced
- 4 stalks fresh asparagus, each stalk cut into 3 sections
- 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce (optional)
- Mix the Diet Coke, black pepper and onions. Add the beef strips and marinate for 30 minutes.
- Heat a heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add the olive oil and vegetables. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Add beef and marinade and fry for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce if using.
- Serve immediately over rice or noodles, your choice.
The pepper is wonderful - it leaves a lingering warm taste. I was surprised that 6 oz was more than enough for 2 people. The diet coke definitely does tenderize the beef. I used the soy sauce and it gave a little extra flavor boost. I used just a light spray of olive oil. The asparagus was still a bit crunchy just the way I like them. This recipe is a do again recipe Thanks SusieQusie for posting
This had a sweet taste from the soda but a lot of pepper. I think I'd cut down on the pepper next time. I was there were more veggies in this dish. It was very easy to make and almost ready in no time at all. Made for *Zaar Tag game* 2008