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Peppery Beef

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Ingredients
  Beef top round steak 1 Pound
  Green onions 2 , sliced to make 1/4 cup
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried mushrooms 6
  Snipped lily buds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Bean threads 1 Ounce
  Fresh broccoli 1⁄2 Pound, cut up to make 2 cups
  Zucchini 1 Medium, cut into 2-inch-long julienne strips
  Sweet peppers 2 Small, cut into 3/4-inch pieces to make 3/4 cup (Red, Yellow, And/Or Green)
Directions

Partially freeze beef; cut on the bias into thin bite-size strips.
For marinade, combine onions, soy, sugar, 1 tablespoon of the oil, garlic, pepper, and red pepper.
Add beef, stirring to coat.
Cover and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, rehydrate mushrooms and lily buds; slice mushrooms.
Stir together cornstarch and 1/3 cup cold water.
If using bean threads, break into 4-inch lengths; cook in boiling water about 5 minutes or till tender.
Drain; keep warm.
Preheat a wok over high heat; add remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
(Add more oil as necessary.) Stir-fry broccoli in hot oil for 1 minute.
Add zucchini; stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add pepper pieces; stir-fry about 1 1/2 minutes or till crisp-tender.
Remove.
Add half of the beef mixture to the hot wok.
Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or till done.
Remove.
Stir-fry remaining beef mixture for 2 to 3 minutes.
Return all beef mixture.
Push from center.
Stir cornstarch mixture; add to center of the wok.
Cook and stir till bubbly.
Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
Return vegetables; add mushrooms and lily buds.
Stir ingredients together to coat with sauce.
Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Serve at once with bean threads, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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