Chinese Beef with Pea Pods
Preparation time: 10 min |
Cooking time: 30 min |
Rib steak - 2 lb, without bone
All-purpose flour - 1/3 cup
Ground ginger - 1/4 teaspoon
Salad oil - 3 tablespoons
Frozen whole mushrooms - 2 pkg (6-oz size) or
Whole mushrooms - 2 cans (6-oz size) , drained
Soy sauce - 1/2 cup
Light-brown sugar - 2 tablespoons
Bean sprouts - 1 can (1 lb) , drained
Frozen Chinese pea pods - 2 pkg (7-oz size)
Cornstarch - 1 tablespoon
Water - 2 tablespoons
1 Using a damp paper towel, wipe the steak.
2 Trim the excess fat and cut meat into 1/2 inch wide strips.
3 In a bowl, mix 1/3 cup flour with ginger and coat meat strips with the mixture.
4 In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil and saute meat until browned on all sides, for 8 to 10 minutes.
5 Arrange mushrooms on top of meat; cover and simmer,for 5 minutes.
6 Meanwhile, in a small saucepan,add soy sauce and brown sugar; bring to a boil.
7 Lower the heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
8 Drain the bean sprouts, and add, with pea pods, to the meat mixture.
9 Pour soy-sauce mixture over all; and return to boil.
10 Lower the heat, and simmer, covered,for another 5 minutes.
11 In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in cold water.
12 Blend into the meat mixture.
13 Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is thick and translucent , for about 5 minutes.
14 Serve immediately.