Western cooks may consider Oriental cooking beyond their reach.
This simple Beef in Barbecue Sauce recipe will allow the novice
to create the unique flavor of Chinese food in a Wok or skillet
right in your home kitchen, and best of all, the ingredients may
be found in the specialty food section of any large supermarket
or Oriental store.
- ½ lb. beef sirloin, thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups pea pods
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoon barbecue (Sa Tsa) sauce
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- ½ tablespoon soy sauce (cooking wine)
Blend 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil, ½ tablespoon of
soy sauce and 1 tablespoon cornstarch with sliced beef to prevent
meat from sticking during frying. In a wok or large skillet, heat
1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Briefly stir-fry pea pods and water;
remove from wok or skillet and keep warm. To the hot wok, add 2
additional tablespoon vegetable oil. Add beef and stir-fry to desired
tenderness. Drain the oil. Add mixture of soy sauce, barbecue sauce
and sugar; stir and mix well. Place over fried pea pods and serve.