Stir Fried Beef and Watercress Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Tamari soy sauce2 Tablespoon
 Sherry2 Tablespoon
 Honey1 Teaspoon
 Ground beef1 Pound
 Watercress2 Bunch (200 gm)
 Green onions4
 Cornstarch1 Tablespoon
 Water2 Tablespoon
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Oil1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Beef stock1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1991 Calories from Fat 1548

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 173 g266%

Saturated Fat 50.9 g254.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 320 mg

Sodium 3482.9 mg145.1%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.3%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 87 g174.1%

Vitamin A 166% Vitamin C 179.9%

Calcium 28.6% Iron 35.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In large bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry and honey.
Blend well.
Stir soy sauce mixture into ground beef with a fork.
Marinate for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cut off thick stems of the watercress and save them to use at a later date.
Wash watercress sprigs well.
Drain thoroughly and pat dry gently with paper towels.
Slice green onions, including tops.
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water.
In a wok or large, heavy frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil.
Add ground beef mixture and stir-fry until the redness is nearly gone.
Use a large fork to break up lumps as the beef is cooking.
Remove beef from pan with a slotted spoon and discard remaining fat.
Wipe the pan dry.
In the same pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil.
Stir-fry watercress until just wilted.
Add salt and mix well.
Return beef to pan, add green onions and stir-fry just to heat.
Pour in stock and heat to boiling.
Stir cornstarch mixture thoroughly and add to beef.
Continue to stir until sauce thickens.
Serve immediately.