Stir-Fried Beef and Vegetables

Recipe by mersaydees




  • Pat steak dry with paper towels. Partially freeze beef, about 15 minutes, in order to make slicing it easier. Then, using sharp knife, cut steak in half lengthwise, then cross-wise, on diagonal, into slices 1/8 inch thick; set aside.
  • In large shallow bowl, toss steak slices with 1 tablespoon peanut oil, salt, sugar, pepper and minced garlic; mix well. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Rinse snow peas under cold water; drain. With fingers, remove stem ends and strings; do not shell.
  • Prepare bok choy: Cut base from stalk; discard. Cut stems into 1/4-inch diagonal slices; cut leaves into 1-inch pieces. Wash stems and leaves separately; dry on paper towels. Wash green onions; pat dry; trim off roots and green tops; cut into 1/2-inch diagonal slices.
  • In small bowl, combine cornstarch, water, sherry and soy sauce; mix well; set aside. Fill an 8-quart kettle with water and bring to the boil; Add Chinese noodles or spaghetti and cook as package label directs; drain, and keep warm.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in large, heavy skillet or wok. Add green onion; with slotted spoon, stir-fry 1 minute. Add snow peas, water chestnuts, bok-choy stems and beef broth; cook, covered, over high heat 2 minutes. Remove vegetables and liquid from the pan.
  • Add 2 tablespoons oil and the beef; stir-fry over high heat 2 minutes. Return cooked vegetables and the corn to skillet; add bok-choy leaves; stir in cornstarch mixture; cook until sauce is thickened. Add noodles, and toss gently.
  • Serve on pre-warmed platter.