Sweet and Sour Beef* – Easy Dinner
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1 pound boneless beef top sirloin cut into ½ inch cubes *
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 large green bell pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
2 medium tart apples, chopped
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions, divided
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup cider vinegar
Hot cooked rice, optional
* substitute chicken or shrimp or boneless pork loin
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with cooking spray, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add meat; stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until done. Remove from pan.
In same skillet, stir-fry peppers and apples in remaining oil 2 minutes. Stir in ½ cup green onions; stir-fry 1-3 minutes longer or until peppers are crisp-tender. Remove from pan.
Add brown sugar and vinegar to skillet; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Return to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Return meat and pepper mixture to pan; heat through. If desired, serve with rice. Sprinkle with the remaining green onion.
Prep to table 30 minutes