Strips of round steak and chopped scallions are marinated with soy sauce and garlic, then quickly stir fried with sesame seeds. Add a little sesame oil to the marinade if you like that flavor. Serve with rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix soy sauce, sugar, oil, garlic, and onions in a large bowl. Set aside.

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  • Cut steak into strips and add to bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 30 minutes.

  • Cook in wok or frying pan until brown, about 5 minutes. Add sesame seeds and cook for additional 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

353.5 calories; protein 22.2g 45% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 57mg 19% DV; sodium 944.1mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2007
This is definitely our favorite stir-fry recipe. I do modify it a little, though, as follows: 1. I use stir-fry beef instead of round steak. It comes out much more tender. 2. I double the marinade, but put half in a separate container. This will be the sauce for the stir-fry veggies. 3. First, I put on the beef with its marinade, and let it cook until done. Then, I remove the beef, and add stir fry veggies and pineapple with the other batch of marinade sauce. Once those are crisp tender, I add the meat back in to warm it up, as well as the sesame seeds, and serve over rice or noodles. It's one of my favorite things to eat!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2003
I marinated the meat for about 4 hours in the fridge and it was tender but the sauce was disappointing and there wasn't nearly enough of it despite the fact that I doubled the recipe for it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
This is definitely our favorite stir-fry recipe. I do modify it a little, though, as follows: 1. I use stir-fry beef instead of round steak. It comes out much more tender. 2. I double the marinade, but put half in a separate container. This will be the sauce for the stir-fry veggies. 3. First, I put on the beef with its marinade, and let it cook until done. Then, I remove the beef, and add stir fry veggies and pineapple with the other batch of marinade sauce. Once those are crisp tender, I add the meat back in to warm it up, as well as the sesame seeds, and serve over rice or noodles. It's one of my favorite things to eat!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2003
OUTSTANDING!!! My DH and kids were in utter heaven eating this meal! I, too, doubled the recipe, & doubled the marinade. Then cooked the meat quickly, removed it to large bowl while I stir fried fresh broccoli, julienned carrots and onion to tender-crisp, then added the beef back to the skillet and simmered it a little longer in the sauce, thickenening it with a small amount of cornstarch. This was a fantasic one-dish meal! THANKS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2007
I doubled the marinade, and replaced the vegetable oil with one and a half tablespoons of sesame oil so it's a lot less oily. Used half the marinade for the meat and marinated over 24 hours. Then I stir fried the meat for a few minutes, added broccoli and rehydrated dried shitake mushrooms, and the rest of the marinade. Covered and cooked til the broccoli was the way we like it, then added some cornstarch to thicken. My husband said, "You weren't expecting leftovers, were you?" (There are only two of us) Next time I would omit the sesame seeds, as the oil gave it plenty of sesame flavor and the actual seeds got lost in everything else I added. I know some people get upset when you change a recipe and review it the way you made it instead of the recipe, but we like what we like and this was easy and delicious to make the way you like it. Neither of us found this too sweet, but it if you don't like slightly sweet main dishes, you may want to cut the sugar a little. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2012
Hubs and I really enjoyed this, just as we do most stir fries. However, the amount of sugar called for is about four times more than you need – so I did reduce it to just a fourth of what was directed, and used brown sugar rather than white. It was just right. As for the meat, I wanted something more tender than round steak for this quick cooking method so I used sirloin (No Name Steak, to be exact, that I always keep on hand for this very purpose). I also included some good-sized shrimp and, to make this a complete meal, I stir fried some vegetables as well - baby bok choy, mushrooms, bean sprouts and onions. I sprinkled on the toasted sesame seeds and green onion just before serving, in an amount that seemed right to me rather than measuring. What I loved best about this recipe was its simple, clean flavors, not bogged down by lots of different spices or “heat.” Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2008
What a great recipe and not at all labour intensive! However, I would recommend a few changes: - Instead of using 4 tbsp each of oil, soy sauce, and sugar... use 4 tbsp soy sauce, 3 tbsp oil, and 2 1/2 tbsp sugar. (If you stick to the original, it may be a little too oil and sweet for your liking.) - Add 2 tbsp of cornstarch to thicken up the sauce - If you want to add veggies (I added asparagus and steamed broccoli), double the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
Absolutely delicious and very simple. Like a few others I sprinkled in a touch of red pepper flake. I also stir fried with very thinly sliced onion and served over steamed rice - might add some carrot next time. Made some snow peas to accompany. Very good very easy meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
Oh My Goodness! Thank you for a FABULOUS recipe that was amazingly EASY to make!! I am sharing this one with the daughter in laws!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2003
I marinated the meat for about 4 hours in the fridge and it was tender but the sauce was disappointing and there wasn't nearly enough of it despite the fact that I doubled the recipe for it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2003
Great flavor but a little too sweet. Will use 1/2 the sugar called for next time I make it. I also added broccoli which we found a nice addition. Read More
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