Sweet-and-Sour Beef Stir-Fry Sweet-and-Sour Beef Stir-Fry

Author: Canadian Living

To-do list: Adults: Slice beef. Cut vegetables. Measure sauce ingredients. Cook stir-fry. Prepare rice or noodles. Children: In large bowl or cold water or while standing on stool at sink, wash vegetables. Peel carrot. Wipe all sides of mushrooms with damp paper towel. Grasp tips of snow peas with fingers and pull off strings. In large measuring cup, whisk sauce ingredients together.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2004


Sweet-and-Sour Sauce:


Sweet-and-Sour Sauce: In measuring cup, whisk together ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar and cornstarch; set aside.

Slice beef into thin strips. In wok, heat oil over high heat; stir-fry beef until browned but still pink inside. Transfer to plate.

Add carrot, broccoli and mushrooms to wok; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; cover and steam until vegetables are tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.

Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan. Add snow peas, bean sprouts and sauce; stir-fry until thickened and beef and vegetables are coated, about 2 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 808 mg
  • Protein 28 g
  • Calories 234.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 54 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g


  • Iron 28.0
  • Folate 20.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Vitamin A 51.0
  • Vitamin C 53.0
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