Essanaye's Sesame Beef Stir Fry Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Essanaye's Sesame Beef Stir Fry Recipe
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Essanaye's Sesame Beef Stir Fry

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"Very good stir-fry. A little on the sweet side. Cook in a large wok on medium-high heat. Marinating overnight is good, but not necessary."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    8 hrs 40 mins

Directions

  1. Whisk soy sauce, sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add beef, coat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal bag. Marinate beef in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir beef and marinade until beef is well-browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in asparagus, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, and green onions; cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cashews and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds; continue cooking until vegetables are tender, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  3. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir into beef stir fry until sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you don't plan on consuming the entire batch the first meal, I suggest you omit the cashews altogether, or add them to each plate when served. They will turn soggy and not be very appealing the second day.
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Reviews More Reviews

Nov 10, 2013

Fantastic! My husband devoured this! The only thing I changed was that I added a few spashes of spicy szechuan sauce since I saw that it was a bit sweet.. And I just really like the mixture of sweet and spicy. Overall, I will be making this again.

 
Jun 11, 2013

This is really good. I'm a rather difficult person to "wow" so I'm giving this recipe 4 stars. As the recipe is written it's a little too sweet for my tastes, but overall I'd say it's definitely a nice, easy dinner and very tasty.

 

7 Ratings

Feb 01, 2013

Delicious, made as written except I did not have rice wine vinegar, so I used 25% water and 75% white wine vinegar. My husband and son enjoyed this recipe and I have the go ahead to make again. My only complaint would be the beef was over cooked, so next time I will not cook the beef as long before I add the veggies. Thank you for submitting this recipe.

 
Oct 27, 2014

Made this with beef and with chicken on separate occasions. Both were delicious. I cut back the soy sauce as it is a bit too salty for our family. did not always marinate over night and it was still yummy. I have made with recommended veggies and with my own mixture all turns out fantastic. I serve mixed with rice noodles and i have served with rice.

 
Oct 07, 2014

I only used the recipe for the sauce. I have a go-to veggie list my family tolerates. At any rate, I added a teaspoon of sesame oil and a teaspoon of hot sauce to balance flavors and swapped apple cider vinegar for rice wine vinegar because I didn't realize I was out. I served it over rice. This could very well have passed for a restaurant dish. I'm not one to immediately toot my horn, but I'm definitely making this again.

 
Sep 23, 2014

JUST MADE IT. I DOUBLED THE RECIPE. ADDED JAPANESE EGGPLANT TO THE AMOUNT OF MUSHROOMS I HAD TO MAKE UP 2 CUPS. ASPARAGUS IS TOO EXSPENSIVE SO I USED BOK CHOY. STIR FRIED THE BEEF AND VEGGIES SEPARATELY, ADDED THE BEEF IN EXTRA SAVED MARINADE WITH CORNSTARCH AND BAMB!!!

 
Sep 14, 2014

A delicious combination that goes well with home made stir fried rice as well, or over a bed of steamed white rice and lettuce. To note, although it adds on a little more time, I stir fry my meat seperately, and only for maybe 30-45 seconds per side, it comes out delightfully crispy and not soggy...also, drain and save your marinade if you like, but don't stir fry in it, that defeats the purpose and you're more boiling the meat. :D Kudos.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1380 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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