Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

2 Servings Prep/Total Time: 30 Min.


2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth

4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted, divided

2 teaspoons peanut or canola oil, divided

2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned

1 cup hot cooked brown rice


In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended; set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.

Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add pepper; stir-fry 4-6 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts2 cups stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice equals 363 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 606 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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