Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dairy and Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Beef with Snow Peas

I love to make Asian style foods at home.  This Sweet and Spicy Beef with Snow Peas is simple and delicious to make dairy and gluten free.  The combination of sweet and spicy in this sauce is classic. Today, I used ground beef as that is what I had on hand and I needed a quick throw together meal this evening.  However, it would be much more authentic if made using thinly sliced beef instead. 

Sweet & Spicy Beef with Snow Peas over Jasmine Rice

1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs freshly grated ginger
1 lb extra lean ground beef (or 1 to 2 lbs thinly sliced beef tossed in a little cornstarch)
12 to 16 oz snow peas or sugar snap peas
1 1/2 cups beef broth
6 tbs soy sauce (la choy is gluten free)
4 tbs honey
3 tbs sugar
2 tbs chili garlic sauce
1/2 tsp sriracha (optional)
2 tbs cornstarch (reduce if using beef tossed in cornstarch)
hot cooked jasmine rice

In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium to medium high heat.
Add the onions and cook until tender crisp.
Add the garlic and ginger.
Cook for about 1 minute.
Add the ground beef (or beef tossed in cornstarch) and cook until the meat is cooked through and lightly browned.
Add the snow peas or sugar snap peas.
Cook for about 3 minutes longer until the peas are tender crisp.
In a bowl, combine the beef broth, soy sauce, honey, sugar, chili garlic sauce, sriracha, and cornstarch.
Pour the sauce into the skillet and continue to cook until the sauce is thickened.
Serve over the hot cooked jasmine rice.


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