Black Bean Beef and Asparagus Black Bean Beef and Asparagus

Black Bean Beef and Asparagus 150 Image by: Black Bean Beef and Asparagus 150 Author: Canadian Living

The savoury flavour of black bean sauce with the freshness of asparagus makes this an all-in-one addictive treat.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2008



Cut onions into white and green parts. Mince white parts. Cut 3 of the green parts into 2-inch (5 cm) lengths. Set aside.

In saucepan of boiling water, blanch asparagus until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes; cut into 2-inch (5 cm) lengths. Place beef in colander; blanch in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain.

In wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry garlic, white parts of onions, ginger, chili (if using) and beef for 5 minutes or until fragrant and no liquid remains. Add black bean sauce; stir-fry for 1 minute.

Whisk broth, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, sherry (if using), soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch; add to wok. Add asparagus and green parts of onions; cook, stirring, until thickened, glossy and asparagus is heated through. Toss with noodles. Garnish with cucumber.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 613 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 786.0
  • Total fat 39 g
  • Cholesterol 155 mg
  • Saturated fat 13 g
  • Total carbohydrate 75 g


  • Iron 34.0
  • Folate 70.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
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