Monday, April 5, 2010

Sesame beef

The sauce that flavors this mixture of beef and green beans is just perfect!  We haven't found any sesame sauce recipe that we like better :-)

It takes very little time to prepare this meal in a wok or large skillet, certainly no more than thirty minutes.

Sesame Beef 

3-1/4 c water
1-1/2 c rice

1 T cornstarch
2 t sesame oil
3 T soy sauce
1 T rice vinegar
1 T honey
1/2 t Red pepper flakes

Beef and vegetables:
3 T sesame seeds
Canola oil
1 lb shaved or stir-fry cut beef
1 T garlic, minced
1 T ginger, grated
1/4 c water
3 c fresh green beans
1 c carrots, cut into thick matchsticks
2 - 3 scallions, sliced

Start the rice, boiling the water first, adding the rice, covering and lowering the heat to simmer.

Mix up the sauce in a small bowl, adding the cornstarch to first few liquids and whisking it smooth.  Add the rest of the liquids, stirring well.  Set aside.

In a wok, toast the sesame seeds if they aren't already.  Remove from the wok and set aside.  Stir fry the beef, garlic and ginger together for a few minutes until beef is just done.  Remove from wok and set aside with sesame seeds.  Add  the water and vegetables (except for scallions) to the wok and cover.  Steam cook for about 5 minutes until beginning to soften.  Add the sauce, beef, and sesame seeds to the wok and continue to cook until the meat is reheated and the vegetables are done.

Serve the sesame mixture over rice and top with scallions for garnish.


Eileen Bergen said...

Sesame beef is one of my restaurant faves! Thanks for the recipe, Cyndi.

Cyndi L said...

This is a really tasty sauce, Eileen...we plan to use it for much more than just beef :-)