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Skinny Sesame Beef and Green Beans

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Skinny Sesame Beef and Green Beans
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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79% less sat fat • 45% less sodium than the original recipe. Create a stir-fry for dinner tonight—no wok needed! Just use a large nonstick skillet to pull together this delicious, citrusy dish.

Ingredients

12
ounces frozen whole green beans, partially thawed and halved crosswise
1/2
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1
tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2
cup bias-sliced green onions
1
tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
teaspoon canola oil
12
ounces boneless beef sirloin steak, trimmed of fat and thinly sliced
2
cups hot cooked brown rice
2
teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
2
oranges, peeled and sectioned or thinly sliced crosswise

Directions

  • 1 In a covered medium saucepan, cook green beans in a small amount of boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set aside.
  • 2 For sauce: In a small bowl, combine orange juice, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, cornstarch, and orange peel; set aside.
  • 3 Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add green onions, ginger, and garlic to hot skillet; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the precooked green beans; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet.
  • 4 Carefully add canola oil to the hot skillet. Add beef; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from skillet.
  • 5 Stir sauce; add to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Return meat and vegetables to skillet. Heat through, stirring to coat all ingredients with sauce. Serve over hot cooked brown rice. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with orange sections.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
610mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
7g
29%
,
Sugars
10g
)
Protein
27g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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