June 1, 2010

Beef With Sugar Snap Peas

This is our new favorite recipe in our family, modified slightly from Bust-a-meal.  (See my recent blog posting on this fabulous meal-planning site.)  This nutritious dish is simple, delicious, and even popular with the kids, especially if you make your own hoisin sauce, which is much easier than it sounds.

1 cup brown rice
1 12 oz flank steak
2 Tbsp soy sauce, divided
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce (Optional: make your own! Super easy recipe below - guaranteed gluten-free)
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup sliced yellow onion
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
3 cups sugar snap peas
1 cup shredded carrot

Hoisin Sauce:
4 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp molasses
2 tsp rice vinegar (any vinegar would do)
1 clove minced garlic
2 tsp olive oil
black pepper

1. Cook rice according to package directions and combine ingredients for hoisin sauce unless using a commercial variety.
2. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
3. Combine steak and 1 Tbsp soy sauce, toss to coat.
4. Combine the remaining 1 Tbsp soy sauce, broth and hoisin; stir well with a whisk and set aside.
5. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
6. Add steak and soy sauce mixture; saute a couple minutes until lightly browned then remove steak from pan.
7. Add onion and ginger to pan; saute 2 min.
8. Return steak mixture to pan; saute for 30 seconds.
9. Add broth mixture, bring to a boil and cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring constantly.
10. Serve over rice.
Serves 4.