Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Best Comfort Food presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Comfort Food: Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry

1 pound lean boneless top round steak

3 tablespoons dry sherry

2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon peeled, minced ginger root

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 pound fresh asparagus spears

Vegetable cooking spray 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

1 small carrot, scraped and cut into very thin strips

½ small onion, sliced and separated into rings

1 stalk celery, cut into very thin strips

2 cups cooked (without salt or fat)

1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Trim fat from steak. Sliced steak diagonally across green into ¼ inch shrimp strips. Combine steak and next four ingredients in a shallow dish; stir. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally. 

Remove steak from marinade, reserving marinade; set steak marinade to side. Snap off tough ends of asparagus remove the scales from stalks with a knife, if desired. Cut spears into 1 inch pieces and set aside. 

Coat a wok nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon oil, and heat at high 400° until hot. Add asparagus, carrots, celery, and onion; stir-fry three minutes. Remove vegetables and set aside. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to wok; add steak and stir fry 3 minutes. Remove vegetables and set aside. Add remaining 1 teaspoon of oil to wok add steak and stir fry two minutes.

Combine corn starch and reserved marinade stirring well. Add marinate mixture and vegetables to steak in wok; cook 1 minute or until mixture is thick and then thoroughly heated. Serve.

Happy Eating !


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