Honey Beef With Sesame Seeds

Honey Beef With Toasted Sesame Seeds

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
358 Calories
22g Fat
22g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 358
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 834mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 76mg 380%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 567mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Beef is marinated in a honey and soy mixture, stir-fried with oyster sauce and topped with sesame seeds. If desired, toast the sesame seeds before serving.


  • 1/2 pound flank steak

  • 1/2 red bell pepper

  • 1/2 green bell pepper

  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts

  • 1 stalk celery

  • 4 teaspoons liquid honey

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 slices ginger

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 4 teaspoons water

  • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted

  • 1/4 cup oil, for stir-frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Wash and drain the vegetables. Remove the stems and seeds from the bell peppers and cut them into thin strips. Rinse and thoroughly drain the mung bean sprouts. String the celery and cut on the diagonal into thin strips.

    • Cut the flank steak across the grain into thin strips. Combine the marinade ingredients; honey, soy sauce, water, green onion, and cornstarch, adding the cornstarch last.
  2. Marinate the steak for 15 minutes.

    • Combine the sauce ingredients: oyster sauce, chicken broth, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Heat the wok over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the heated wok.

  4. When the oil is ready, add the beef. Brown briefly, then stir-fry until nearly cooked through. Remove from the wok.

  5. Clean out the wok if necessary.

  6. Add 2 tablespoons oil.

  7. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry briefly until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

  8. Add the green pepper and the celery. Stir-fry briefly, and add the red pepper.

  9. Push the vegetables up to the sides of the wok.

  10. Add the sauce in the middle of the wok. Heat briefly. Mix cornstarch and water and add, stirring until thickened.

  11. Add the steak back into the wok.

  12. Add the mung bean sprouts.

  13. Mix everything together.

  14. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds before serving.

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