Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry
1 lb beef flank steak
2 Tbs lite soy sauce
4 tsp dark roasted sesame oil, divided
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
2 clove garlic, crushed
1 Tbs minced fresh ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper pods
1 small red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (8-oz.) package frozen baby corn, defrosted
1/4 lb pea pods, julienned
Cut beef steak lengthwise into 2 strips; slice across the grain into 1/8-inch thick strips. Combine soy sauce, 2 teaspoons oil, sugar and cornstarch; stir into strips.
Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger and pepper pods; cook 30 seconds. Add bell pepper and corn; stir-fry 1-1/2 minutes. Add pea pods; stir-fry 30 seconds. Remove vegetables.
Stir-fry beef strips (1/2 at a time) 2 to 3 minutes. Return vegetables and beef to skillet and heat thoroughly.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes