Hot and Spicy Onion Beef

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 40 min.
Chili paste and chili peppers add heat to this stir-fry; serve over rice for a complete dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tsp cornstarch, divided
  • 3/4 lb flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 2 Tbs dry sherry (optional)
  • 1 tsp oriental sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chili paste (optional)
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced vertically
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Dried, whole red chili peppers, to taste
  • 1 Tbs water

Directions

  • Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon cornstarch in medium bowl. Add beef; stir to coat and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Combine remaining tablespoon soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, and chili paste in small bowl; set aside.
  • Heat wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add vegetable oil, swirling to coat sides. Add onion, garlic, and chili peppers; cook and stir until onion is tender.
  • Add beef; stir-fry 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add soy sauce mixture and mix well.
  • Combine remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch and the water; mix into onion mixture. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 265
  Calories from Fat 156 (59%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(15%)Cholesterol 44mg
(15%)Sodium 362mg
(11%)Potassium 380mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(35%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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