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Canton Beef and Asparagus

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy this delicious canton beef and asparagus recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

Ingredients

4
cups hot cooked instant rice (cooked as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt)
1/3
cup oyster sauce*
1/4
cup water*
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/2
lb. beef flank steak, cut into thin strips
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen asparagus cuts in a pouch, thawed**
1
(8-oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1
small red bell pepper, cut into 2x1/4x1/4-inch strips

Steps

  • 1 While rice is cooking, in small bowl, combine oyster sauce, water and cornstarch; blend well. Set aside.
  • 2 Spray large nonstick wok or skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is browned.
  • 3 Stir in asparagus, water chestnuts, bell pepper and oyster sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve over rice.
  • 1 While rice is cooking, in small bowl, combine oyster sauce, water and cornstarch; blend well. Set aside.
  • 2 Spray large nonstick wok or skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is browned.
  • 3 Stir in asparagus, water chestnuts, bell pepper and oyster sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve over rice.

Expert Tips

* Oyster sauce can be found in the Asian foods section of large supermarkets or in Asian markets. If unavailable, omit water and use 1/3 cup purchased stir-fry sauce. ** To quickly thaw asparagus, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Drain well.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
1080mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
15g
15%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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