Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry


Take your taste buds on a trip around the world with this low-fat beef stir-fry packed with vegetables.

Total Time:
40 mins


  • 12 ounce boneless beef top round steak or sirloin steak

  • 3 tablespoon dry sherry or orange juice

  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoon bottled hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 cup thinly bias-sliced carrot

  • 1 14 ounce can whole baby corn, drained

  • 1 red sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cup hot cooked rice

  • Thinly sliced green onions (optional)


  1. For easier slicing, partially freeze meat. Trim fat from meat. Thinly slice meat across the grain into bite-size strips . Set aside.

  2. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together sherry, soy sauce, water, hoisin sauce, ginger, cornstarch, sugar, garlic, and crushed red pepper (if using); set aside.

  3. In a wok or large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat (add more oil if necessary during cooking). Add carrot; cook and stir in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add baby corn and sweet pepper. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from wok.

  4. Add meat to wok. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in center. Push meat from center of wok.

  5. Stir sauce. Add sauce to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Stir all ingredients together to coat. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Serve immediately with hot cooked rice. If desired, sprinkle with sliced green onions.

  6. Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 859mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 49.6mg 248%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 485mg 10%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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