Sweet and Sour Beef

The sweet kisses the sour for a nicely balanced flavor in this Asian dish.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 18 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
beef flank steak, (1 pound)
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
tablespoon cold water
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup white vinegar
1
tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1
medium bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
medium tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
Hot cooked rice, if desired

  • 1 Remove fat from beef. Cut beef with grain into 2-inch strips; cut strips across grain into 1/8-inch slices. Mix cornstarch and cold water.
  • 2 Heat wok or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; rotate wok to coat side. Add beef and onion; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until beef is brown. Stir in pineapple, sugar, vinegar, bouillon granules and soy sauce. Heat to boiling. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 3 Stir in bell pepper and tomatoes; cook and stir 1 minute. Serve with rice.

Expert Tips

Refrigerate cooked rice in a tightly covered container up to 5 days or freeze in an airtight container up to 6 months.

Out of season tomatoes looking a little blah? Replace them with a 14 1/2-ounce can of diced tomatoes; drain the juice for another use.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
90 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
50 mg
50 %;
Sodium
1000 mg
1000 %;
Total Carbohydrate
26 g
26 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
21 g
21 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.