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Ginger Beef

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Feb 1st, 2016

Ginger Beef is one of those recipes which doesn’t have the healthiest reputation due to its preparation method. Traditionally the meat is battered and deep fried in oil. To preserve the flavor of the dish but reduce the saturated fat, we keep the same sticky sweet sauce but quickly stir-fry the meat and veggies. The result is delicious and you can feel a little better about serving it. Plus the real beauty of this recipe is that you can make it in advance and gently reheat it when you are ready to serve. The longer the beef sits in the delicious sauce, the better it tastes!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Ginger Sauce
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice or white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 rounded tablespoon sweet chili paste

Directions:

  1. Prepare the sauce in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute to melt the sugar.
  2. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium and saute the peppers and carrots for 10 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger along with the beef and lightly brown on all sides for 1-2 minutes.
  5. It will finish cooking in the sauce. Add the ginger sauce to the skillet and turn the heat down to low.
  6. Cover and allow the beef to simmer in the sauce for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Allow to sit as long as possible in the sauce.
  8. Serve over rice.

Courtesy Easy Peasy Eats Theresa Toth.