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Cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, vinegar, and tomato paste give this quick stir-fry dish the distinctive flavor of a Greek stew.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim fat from beef or lamb. Partially freeze meat. Thinly slice across grain into bite-size strips. Set aside.

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  • In a medium saucepan precook potatoes and carrots, covered, in enough boiling water to cover about 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Set aside.

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  • For sauce, in a small bowl stir together water, cornstarch, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, pepper, and ground cloves. Stir in tomato paste. Add olives. Set aside.

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  • Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry garlic in hot oil for 15 seconds. Add onions; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add sweet pepper; stir-fry about 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove pepper mixture from the wok.

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  • Stir sauce. Add sauce to the center of the wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in vinegar. Return pepper mixture to the wok. Add precooked potatoes and carrots. Stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Tips

Prepare vegetables. Cover potatoes with water. Cover all vegetables. Chill up to 4 hours. Drain potatoes before cooking in fresh water.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; 11 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 568 mg sodium. 48 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein;

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