Friday Favorites!! And I LOVE this dish! It’s simple, all you need is this one strange spice and you’re all set. Get your ingredients all together and ready to go and you’ll be eating in 10 minutes. Follow the instructions below and you’re friends and families won’t believe they’re not eating take-out!
I think this is my favorite dish I have made since I started the diet. Oh my. Need I say anymore. Please make this recipe if you are at all craving Chinese food.
The most important thing about making Chinese food is getting everything ready before you start cooking. Cooking Chinese food is usually very quick so you want to have everything readily available so you don’t overcook anything or dry out your sauces too much.
The heat should be high and you should be ready to cook the food in stages and something to store the food in while you’re on to the next step. Then have your serving platter ready because you don’t want the finished dish just sitting around in your skillet or wok.
CHINESE FIVE-SPICE BEEF
1 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
1 lb beef sirloin
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 small onion, diced
2 t sherry
2 T low sodium soy sauce
1 T corn starch
1 t Chinese five-spice powder
salt and red pepper flakes
1 green onion, sliced
olive oil spray
Place beef in the freezer for 15 minutes so that you can easily thinly slice it. Warm the broth in the microwave. Heat a skillet and spray with a bit of olive oil spray. Add the meat. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from skillet and keep warm under a piece of foil. Add the peppers and onions and cook for three minutes. Add the meat back to the skillet. Add sherry and cook until it has reduced in half. Add soy sauce to the pan. In a small bowl combine corn starch with a few tablespoons of the warm broth. Add that to the pan along with the spice powder and the rest of the broth. Stir sauce until it thickens, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and red pepper flakes.