BEEF STIR-FRY with BROWN SUGAR GLAZE
Makes 12 servings1 lb beef cut into strips/pieces
2T sesame oil
3-4 T flour
2T brown sugar
2T soy sauce
1/4 C water
1/2 T rice vinegar
1/4 t salt
1/2 t garlic powder
Vegetables of choice cut in bite-sized pieces (broccoli, green onions, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, etc.)
Place beef strips in a bowl and toss withe the flour until coated. Heat the sesame oil over a high heat until very hot then turn down to medium-high and add the beef. Cook and stir frequently until browned on both sides and cooked through.
While beef is cooking, cut your vegetables and place bowls to the side.
While beef is cooking, make the glaze in a small bowl by combining brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, garlic powder and water. Mix to dissolve the sugar.
When beef is cooked, start adding vegetables to the beef -- starting with those needing to cook the longest, such as cauliflower and carrots. Add 1/4 C water to help steam and cook the vegetables -- it will cook off.
When vegetables are crisp tender, add the glaze and stir to coat. Continue to cook until the glaze becomes thick and coats the beef and vegetables.
Serve over rice -- plain or fried