Spicy Onion Beef with Broccoli & Georgia Pecans

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time: 20 min., Cooking time: 20 min.

Add your favorite rice or couscous and dinner is done.

  • 1-1/4 pound flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry or white wine
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 large onion
  • 2/3 cup Georgia Pecan halves
  • 1 small red chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Marinate steak in 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sherry, and 2 teaspoons cornstarch for 20 minutes. Meanwhile chop onion in half vertically and cut in thin slices; chop pecans and mince chili pepper.

In a 1-cup measure, combine remaining tablespoon soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sherry, 2 teaspoons cornstarch and the sesame oil. Add enough water to make 1/2 cup and mix well to make sauce.

In large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, broccoli, and red chili pepper; cook, stirring often, 6 minutes. Sprinkle in garlic powder, then add meat and cook, turning frequently, until browned but not completely cooked – 8 - 10 minutes. Stir in sauce mixture and cook until liquid in pan thickens and coats meat and vegetables—2 - 4 minutes. Stir in half the pecans. Divide among serving plates and sprinkle with remaining pecans.

Nutrition information per serving: calories: 470 ; protein: 36g; carbohydrate: 14g; saturated fat: 6g; monounsaturated fat: 13g; polyunsaturated fat: 7g; cholesterol: 76mg; fiber: 4g; sodium: 722mg.

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