Beef Asparagus Stir Fry
1 pound beef top round steak (3/4 inch thick)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup water, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 cups fresh asparagus pieces or fresh broccoli florets
1 cup sliced cauliflower
1 small sweet red or green pepper, julienned
1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch wedges
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
Hot cooked rice
Slice beef into thin 3-in. strips. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; add the beef. Seal bag and turn to coat.
In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry half of the beef in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink; remove from the skillet and keep warm. Repeat with remaining beef and 1 tablespoon oil.
Stir-fry the asparagus and cauliflower in remaining oil for 4 minutes. Add red pepper and onion; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Return beef to skillet. In a small bowl, combine the bouillon, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar and remaining water; add to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice. Makes 6 servings.