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Here's a wonderful main dish you'll be proud to serve. Yes, there's a bit of prep work involved, but nothing daunting. Sirloin is not particularly tender, so get out your sharpening stone and put a fine edge on your kitchen knife to make short work of the slicing. The recipe gives you a choice with some of the spices, and let me just say right now that my personal preference is garam masala, but it's delicious with ground ginger or five-spice powder, too. It's totally up to you. You're going to love this.
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless sirloin steak
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 10-3/4-ounce can beef broth, undiluted
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 2 medium green peppers cut in 1/4-inch strips
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger OR garam masala OR five-spice powder, your choice
- 2 medium, ripe tomatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
- Hot cooked white or brown rice
- Slice steak across the grain into 2x1/4-inch strips.
- Combine the cornstarch, sugar, black pepper and soy sauce, sirring well. Set aside.
- In a large skillet (preferably a 12-inch skillet), brown steak pieces in oil over medium-high heat, turning frequently, for about 5 minutes. Add beef broth, onion and green pepper slices, garlic powder and ground ginger. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Stir cornstarch mixture into skillet contents. Bring to a boil and, stirring constantly, boil for 1 minute or until sauce has thickened.
- Remove from heat, add tomato wedges, and toss gently. Serve immediately over hot rice.
- Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell
The serving dishes in our photograph are Fiesta dinnerware.
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