Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sesame Beef

I was reading Grace's post about how much she loves Costco and saw her pictures of her freezer full of pretty little packages of meat and felt inspired to do the same. I bought a few very large ribeye steaks and sliced them up finely and went to December's Everyday Food mag and found this tasty little number in the 'Grocery Bag' section.
We don't eat much red meat around here but everyone loved this and the meat came out tender and saucy. Even my meat skeptic, Clara, enjoyed it and ate her whole portion. The ingredients for this are things that I always have on hand. (I think pork tenderloin would also work well here.)

Sesame Beef

3Tbsp soy sauce
2Tbsp dry sherry (I used a dry white wine)
1Tbsp sugar (honey would be good too)
3tsp rice vinegar
1/2tsp red pepper flakes
1/2tsp cornstarch
1Tbsp + 1tsp sesame oil (olive oil would work)
3/4lb boneless NY Strip steak, thinly sliced
2 red bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Cooked rice, for serving
thinly sliced scallions, for serving

Whisk soy, sherry, honey, vinegar, pepper flakes, sesame oil and cornstarch in a small bowl.
In a large skillet, heat 1tsp oil and brown beef strips in 2 batches over med-high heat. Max 2 minutes per batch.
Transfer to a plate, add a little more oil if you have to and add peppers. Cook peppers until tender crisp, 2mins. Add garlic, 30seconds. Stir in sauce. Cook until sauce thickens, 1min.
Stir in sesame seeds.
Serve over rice, with a sprinkle of scallions on top.

1 comment:

  1. costco meat makes me wish i had a membership. This looks delicious Jess and looks like something mark would definitely enjoy. xo