Healthified Sesame Beef and Green Beans

Healthified Sesame Beef and Green Beans

Healthified Sesame Beef and Green Beans
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79% less sat fat • 45% less sodium than the original recipe┬Ś see the comparison. Create a stir-fry for dinner tonight┬Śno wok needed! Just use a large nonstick skillet to pull together this delicious, citrusy dish.


  • 12 ounces frozen whole green beans, partially thawed and halved crosswise
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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.
  • For sauce: In a small bowl, combine orange juice, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, cornstarch, and orange peel; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Carefully add canola oil to the hot skillet. Add beef; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from skillet.
  • 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.

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