BEEF VEGETABLE STIR FRY

Stir-fries make for quick and healthy weeknight dinners. This tasty meal is packed with thin strips of sirloin steak, fresh veggies and Asian-inspired flavours. We like serving it over ultra-thin vermicelli noodles, but you can substitute with steamed rice if you’d prefer.

Yield: Serves 4.

BEEF VEGETABLE STIR FRY

Ingredients

  • ​2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz vermicelli rice noodles
  • Boiling water
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced asparagus (1 inch)
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrot
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Directions

  1. To prepare marinade, combine vinegar, 2 tbsp soy sauce and pepper in a heavy zip-lock plastic bag. Add steak and squeeze bag to coat steak with marinade; seal bag. Let stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place noodles in a bowl. Pour boiling water over noodles to cover. Let stand until noodles are tender, about 8 minutes. Drain noodles; set aside.
  2. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.
  3. Heat oil in a large deep non-stick frypan over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook, stirring, until browned. Transfer steak to a plate; set aside.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until mushrooms are lightly browned and liquid is evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus, carrot and beef broth; stir to combine.
  5. Cook, covered, for 3 minutes or until asparagus is tender crisp.
  6. Uncover and return beef and any accumulated juices to pan. Add green onions and stir to combine. Stir in hoisin sauce, oyster sauce and 1 tbsp soy sauce.
  7. Serve immediately over noodles.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

288 calories, 12.1 g fat, 27.3 g protein, 18.2 g carbohydrate, 3.2 g fibre, 830 mg sodium