Korean Beef & Bean Threads

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Jan. 06, 2011


Dried bean threads 3 Ounce
Dried oriental mushrooms 3 Medium
Sesame seeds 3 Tablespoon
Boneless lean beef 3/4 Pound
Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Crushed red pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced or pressed
Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
Salad oil 3 Tablespoon
Green pepper 1 Small , seeded and cut in thin strips
Carrot 1 Medium , shredded
Green onions with tops 6 , cut in 2
Bean sprouts 1/4 Pound
Beef broth 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Vinegar 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Teaspoon


Cover bean threads with warm water and let stand for 30 minutes.

Drain, then cut in 2-inch lengths.

Cover mushrooms with warm water, let stand for 30 minutes, then drain.

Cut off and discard stems; squeeze water from mushrooms and thinly slice.

In a small pan, cook sesame seeds over low heat, shaking pan occasionally, until golden (about 2 minutes).

Cut beef with the grain into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips.

Cut each strip across the grain in 1/8-inch-thick slanting slices.

In a bowl, combine sesame oil, pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic, and 1 tablespoon of the soy.

Add beef and stir to coat.

Heat a wok or wide frying pan over high heat.

When pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of the salad oil.

When oil is hot, add beef and stir-fry until meat is browned on the outside but still pink within (about 1 1/2 minutes); remove meat from pan.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons salad oil.

Add green pepper, carrot, mushrooms, onions, and bean sprouts.

Stir-fry for 2 minutes.

Remove from pan.

Add broth, salt, sugar, vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon soy, and bean theads to pan.

Cook, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed (about 2 minutes).

Return meat and vegetables to pan and stir in 2 tablespoons of the sesame seeds.

Turn onto a serving platter and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1686Calories from Fat 862

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 98 g150.8%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4134 mg172.25%

Total Carbohydrates 123 g41%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 17 g

Protein 91 g182%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet