Ginger beef is a popular Chinese dish served in many western restaurants. The restaurant version of this dish is very tasty but requires deep-frying the beef. Our version is much easier to prepare and is also very delicious.
We simply stir-fry the beef with small strips of ginger together with some chopped scallions. The ginger and scallions do add such a wonder flavor and aroma to the beef.
Using lean beef and only two tablespoons of vegetable oil, this dish is also low in fat and is very healthy.
- 1/2 pound flank steak, cut across the grain into thin strips
- 1/4 cup ginger, cut into small strips
- 1 cup scallions, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 to 3
- Add soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch to beef and mix well.
- Place a non-stick pan on stove.
- Turn heat to medium and add oil.
- When oil is hot, add ginger.
- Stir fry ginger for about 1 minute.
- Add scallions and stir fry ginger for another 1 minute.
- Add beef and turn heat to slightly higher.
- Stir fry beef until well done.
- Turn heat off and serve on a plate
- It is important to cut the flank steak across the grain into thin strips. Otherwise, the beef could become quite chewy to eat.
- You may use half more cup of scallions if you like scallions.
- For extra flavor, a dash of sesame oil may be added at the end.