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With fresh broccoli, ginger, red bell peppers and plenty of fresh citrus, this healthy beef stir-fry is sure to become a favorite. And it's ready in 30 minutes, making it the perfect healthy weeknight dinner. Serve with brown rice.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1997

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • With a small sharp knife or vegetable peeler, carefully pare wide strips of zest from one of the oranges. Cut zest into 1-inch strips and set aside. Squeeze juice from all the oranges into a small bowl (for about 3/4 cup). Add soy sauce, rice wine (or sherry), cornstarch and sugar and stir to combine; set aside.

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  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until almost smoking. Add beef and stir-fry just until no longer pink on the outside, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.

  • Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan and heat until very hot. Add garlic, ginger, chiles and the reserved orange zest; stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and water. Cover and steam, stirring occasionally, until the water has evaporated and the broccoli sizzles, about 3 minutes. Add bell pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute more.

  • Stir the reserved orange sauce and pour it into the wok. Bring to a boil, stirring; cook until the sauce has thickened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Add scallion greens and the reserved beef and toss to coat with sauce; heat through.

Tips

Freezing the beef sirloin for 30 minutes makes it easier to cut into very thin slices.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 21.1g; carbohydrates 26.8g; dietary fiber 5.8g; sugars 12g; fat 6.1g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 39.5mg; vitamin a iu 5623.5IU; vitamin c 231.9mg; folate 165.3mcg; calcium 111.8mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 73.2mg; potassium 1037.8mg; sodium 343.1mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

2 lean protein, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit

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