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Asparagus Beef Stir-Fry

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Soy sauce and ginger boost the flavor of this savory stir-fry that features strips of beef and water chestnuts along with tender asparagus. Marla Deakins of Salt Lake City, Utah shared the recipe."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a shallow glass container, combine 2 teaspoons of oil, sugar, salt, half of the ginger and pepper. Add beef and turn to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, vinegar and remaining ginger until blended; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, brown beef in 2 teaspoons oil. Remove and keep warm. Add water chestnuts and onions; stir-fry for 1 minute. stir cornstarch mixture; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to the pan; heat through. Serve over rice.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup beef mixture with 3/4 cup rice, prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce) equals 371 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 718 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable.

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Most helpful positive review

This is a great stirfry recipe, flavors are excellent! After you remove the beef from the pan, add the remaining 2 tsp of oil and asparagus and stirfry for 5 minutes, then add water chestnuts a...

Most helpful critical review

A little too saucy, and yet bland, for my taste.

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This is a great stirfry recipe, flavors are excellent! After you remove the beef from the pan, add the remaining 2 tsp of oil and asparagus and stirfry for 5 minutes, then add water chestnuts a...

This has a good flavor to it but I only rated it a 4 cuz I made some changes. (1) In a small bowl mix 2tsp oil,1 tsp sugar,1 tsp ground ginger,1 tsp ground black pepper, 4 tbsp lower sodium soy ...

Sounds good - but when do the asparagus go in?

I added some red peppers for looks and flavor but I don't think it needs them. Great recipe! Will make again!! Thanks.

This recipe was easy to put together. I added 1 tsp. sesame oil, sliced red pepper, fresh giner,garlic and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Loved it with the additions.

This is my friends' favorite recipe. I've done it so many times now! Plus you can really change things up with either the vegetables used or the type of meat, so it never gets old!

Very good flavor. I followed the recipe except added extra vegetable (peppers, celery, carrots) - very quick as are most stir-frys, the most time consuming is cuting the veggies. The sauce had a...

Very good! I simmered the mixture all together for about 15 extra minutes because I like my asparagus tender and soft. Even my 7 year old liked it! Will definetly make again.

This was very good however I did not use the water chestnuts and I prepared it with some leftover sliced beef steak. My only complaint was that the recipe directions were not complete in that t...