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Asparagus and Beef with Black Beans


Asparagus and Beef with Black Beans recipe













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


1 tablespoon black beans
salted preserved
2 each garlic cloves
2 slices ginger
½ pound beef, flank steak (london broil)
1 small onions
1 pound asparagus
cut into 1/2-in thick diagonal pieces
3 tablespoons peanut oil
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce, dark
½ cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
mixed with 1 tb water
½ teaspoon sugar
½ tablespoon oyster sauce
1 dash sesame oil
1 x rice
hot steamed
Beef marinade
½ teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon rice wine
or dry sherry
½ tablespoon soy sauce, tamari
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon sesame oil


Cover the black beans with warm water for 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse thoroughly to remove salt.

Put into a bowl with the garlic and ginger; mash into a paste and set aside. Slice the beef against the grain into ¼ inch thick slices; toss with the beef marinade. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Preheat a wok until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Over high heat, add beef and stir-fry for a minute or until seared; remove and set aside. While wok is hot, add remaining oil, salt and reserved black-bean paste; stir-fry until fragrant, a few seconds. Toss in the onions, stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add the asparagus in 2-or-3 batches, seconds apart, making certain the wok is hot before adding the next batch. Toss and stir until asparagus are coated with the oil. Sprinkle with soy sauce, toss together, then pour in the stock and bring to a boil. If the asparagus needs more cooking, cover for a minute.

Meanwhile, stir the cornstarch, water, sugar and oyster sauce into a smooth paste. When the asparagus is tender but still crisp, add the cornstarch liquid into the center of the wok. Immediately stir until thickened, about 10 seconds.

Return the beef, add a desh of sesame oil; toss to mix.

Serve hot over rice.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 171g (6.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 41731% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 816mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 7% Iron 23%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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