Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Recipe of the Day

Beef Sweet-Potato Stir-Fry                           *This recipe provides 4 servings.*

Nutritional insight about this recipe:

Sweet potatoes give this Asian inspired dish and interesting flavor and a nutritional boost. Their deep orange color is thanks to beta-carotene which is an antioxidant that contributes to your heart and eyes functioning at top form.


1 lb eye round beef steak, sliced 1/8 inch thick, then cut into 1 inch strips
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon unsweetened apple butter
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 1/2 cups green beans
1  1/2-inch slice fresh ginger, crushed
2 cups sweet potato, diced into 1-inch chunks
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced


1) In a large bowl, mix beef with sesame seed oil, apple butter, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger. Set aside.

2) Bring 3 cups water to boil in a medium pot over high heat. Add sweet potato, cook for approx. 7 mins, until soft but still firm. Remove sweet potato with strainer or slotted spoon; do not drain water. Return water to boil. Add beans and boil for approx. 5 mins, until soft but still firm. Drain.

3) Add olive oil to a large wok or skillet- high heat. Once hot, add beef mixture and onion, stirring/tossing quickly until done, approx. 4 mins. Then toss in sweet potatoes and beans and cook for 1 more minute. Serve.

Nutritional value per serving (1 cup per serving):

Calories: 340
Total Fat: 9 grams
Protein: 38 grams
Carbs: 29 grams
Sodium: 180 mg
Cholesterol: 65 mg

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