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Szechwan Beef

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MAKES 6 Servings - PREP TIME 20 min - COOK TIME 15 min - TOTAL TIME 35 min


Ingredient List

  • 3 green onions

  • 2 cups (500 mL) sugar snap peas, trimmed

  • 2 sweet red peppers, cut into chunks

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) hoisin sauce

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) rice vinegar

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced garlic

  • 1 lb (500 g) Beef Top Sirloin Grilling Steak, 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick

  • ½ tsp (2 mL) Chinese five-spice powder

  • Sesame Noodles (recipe follows)

  • ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped

Slice green onion tops; set aside. Cut remaining onion sections into 2-inch (5 cm) lengths; toss together with peas, peppers, hoisin, vinegar, ginger root, and garlic on large rimmed foil-lined baking sheet. Set aside.

Rub beef all over with Chinese five-spice powder. Grill over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning at least twice, for medium-rare doneness 145°F(63°C). Cover with foil; let rest for 10 minutes, before thinly slicing.

Meanwhile, broil vegetables for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred. To serve, mound Sesame Noodles on plates; top with broiled vegetables and beef slices. Sprinkle with peanuts.

(For Sesame Noodles) Cook 1 pkg (375 g) whole wheat linguine according to package directions. Drain and toss with the reserved sliced green onion tops, 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil, and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) red pepper flakes.

For original recipe, click here.


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