Sesame Stir Fried Beef, Onions & Ginger (Mark Bittman)

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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
  • 2
    tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 12 -16
    ounces flank steaks (or other tender beef cut) or 12 -16 ounces sirloin steaks (or other tender beef cut)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 3
    medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1
    tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 4
    teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • chopped scallion (for garnish)
  • 2
    tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (for garnish)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice the beef as thinly as possible, across the grain. (It’s easier if you freeze it for 15-30 minute first.) Cut the slices into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Marinate the beef in ¼ cup soy sauce, 2 T. rice vinegar and 2 teaspoons sugar.
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat until it smokes, 3-4 minutes. Add 1 T oil and the onions. Stir immediately, then stir every 30 seconds or so until the onions soften and begin to char slightly, 4-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the onions with salt and pepper and remove them; keep the heat high.
  • Add remaining oil to the pan, then the garlic and 1 T. of the ginger; stir and immediately add the beef. Stir immediately, then stir every 20 seconds or so until it loses its color, just a minute or 2 longer; stir in the onions.
  • Add the remaining teaspoon of ginger; cook until liquid is evaporated.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately over rice.
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