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Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world with this saucy, low-fat beef stir-fry. Packed with fresh vegetables and ingredients like soy sauce, fresh ginger, crushed red peppers, and green onions, this d!sh is both delicious and nutritious. Pour it on top of a bed of hot rice for a savory meal that you will make over and over again

12 ounces boneless beef top round steak or sirloin steak
3 tablespoons dry sherry or orange juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons bottled hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons cornst@rch
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup thinly bias-sliced carrot
1 14-ounce can whole baby corn, drained
1 red sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups hot cooked rice
Thinly sliced green onions (optional)

For easier slicing, partially freeze meat. Trim fat from meat. Thinly slice meat across the grain into bite-size strips . Set aside.
For sauce, in a small bowl stir together sherry, soy sauce, water, hoisin sauce, ginger, cornst@rch, sugar, garlic, and crushed red pepper (if using); set aside.
In a wok or large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat (add more oil if necessary during cooking). Add carrot; cook and stir in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add baby corn and sweet pepper. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from wok.
Add meat to wok. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in center. Push meat from center of wok.
Stir sauce. Add sauce to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Stir all ingredients together to coat. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Serve immediately with hot cooked rice. If desired, sprinkle with sliced green onions.