Despite the prep work, this dish isn't too hard to make and it tastes amazing. Add more or less ginger and chiles to suit your taste. This is best served over rice.

Erika

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir beef and eggs together in a bowl. Whisk cornstarch and water together; stir into beef mixture.

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  • Pour oil 2 to 3 inches deep in a wok; heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook beef strips in oil, working in batches, until brown and crisp, about 4 minutes; remove to drain and keep warm. Repeat with remaining beef.

  • Heat sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat; stir in carrots, green onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes into vegetable mixture; bring to a boil. Stir beef strips into vegetables; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cook's Note:

It is easier to slice beef thinly when it is partially frozen.

Red bell peppers are nice in this dish, too. Add more carrot and green onion if you like.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the coating ingredients. The actual amount of the coating consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 26.7g 53% DV; carbohydrates 41.6g 13% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 122.4mg 41% DV; sodium 675.5mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2016
This was delicious and perfect served over rice. The mixture of cornstarch and water was a little concerning as it hardened immediately, but once added to the egg & beef mixture it was fine. The only change I made was to add some mushrooms that I wanted to use up. This was a hit. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2016
My kids liked it but my husband and I found the sauce too sweet and we did not like the coating for the meat. It wasn't crispy. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2016
This was delicious and perfect served over rice. The mixture of cornstarch and water was a little concerning as it hardened immediately, but once added to the egg & beef mixture it was fine. The only change I made was to add some mushrooms that I wanted to use up. This was a hit. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2019
I don't know who could put that on the table in 45 minutes but it is not me. I will make it again over the weekend though. I don't eat much sugar and I was dubious since carrots and ginger are also sweet. The sugar with the soy sauce reminded me of Dr. Pepper just a little. Next time I'll use just a bit of honey. I like veggies and was going to add broccoli but I didn't, next time I will. 4 stars for a recipe that sounded so delicious it pulled me out of my comfort zone (cornstarch and frying were a first for me). 1 star off only because of personal preference. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2020
I tried to stay true to the concept even though I had no carrots. Used green pepper, onion, and cabbage. Also, after slicing the meat, I put it in a bowl, cracked an egg on top, and mixed with my hands. Then I threw the cornstarch on top without the water. Worked fine! Overall it had great flavor! I feared I should have salted the beef, but it all tasted great when I finished. And it really wasn't that much work! Typical stirfry that needed its share of chopping, but well worth it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2019
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
Was delicious! Easy to make , and I don’t cook Love ginger and the sauce was excellent! My wife and daughter were impressed! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/12/2016
My kids liked it but my husband and I found the sauce too sweet and we did not like the coating for the meat. It wasn't crispy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2019
Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2016
You know when you catch yourself licking the pan you found something great! I did make a few minor changes. I mixed the water with the egg before adding the cornstarch to make it easier to mix and I doubled the soy sauce vinegar sugar and 4X the red pepper flakes and mixed them together before adding to the vegetables so there would be more sauce leakage onto the rice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2017
This tasted very good! My husband loved it. Read More