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Sesame-Garlic Beef & Broccoli with Whole-Wheat Noodles


A savory marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil infuses flavor into sirloin steak pieces in this healthy beef and broccoli stir-fry recipe. If you have a bit of extra time, partially freeze the beef (about 20 minutes) for easier slicing.

Sesame-Garlic Beef & Broccoli with Whole-Wheat Noodles
Prep time 30
Cook Time 30
Total Time 60
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Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 Servings
Calories 356kcal
Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 59mg
Sodium 336mg
Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Total sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Potassium 770mg


STEP 1 Thinly slice beef across the grain into bite-size strips. Place in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper in a small bowl; pour over the beef. Seal the bag; turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning the bag once.
STEP 2 Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook linguine for 1 minute less than directed on package. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
STEP 3 Meanwhile, combine broccoli and water in a wok or medium nonstick skillet; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the water is evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion, pepper and the remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the broccoli mixture to a bowl; cover and keep warm.
STEP 4 Drain the beef, reserving the marinade. Add half of the beef to the hot wok (or skillet); cook, stirring, until slightly pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining beef; remove to the plate.
STEP 5 Combine the reserved cooking water and marinade in the wok (or skillet); add the noodles. Cook over medium heat, stirring, just until the noodles are tender and the sauce is thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.
STEP 6 Divide the noodle mixture among 4 plates or shallow bowls. Top with the beef and the broccoli mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
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1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak , trimmed

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, plus 2 teaspoons , divided

3 cloves garlic , minced

1 teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

6 ounces whole-wheat linguine

4 cups broccoli florets

½ cup water

½ cup slivered onion

⅛ teaspoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Lemon wedges for serving

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