Steak Stir-Fry with Mixed Mushrooms and Tomatoes

The stir-frying technique comes from Asian cooking, but the ingredients here have a definite Italian accent. A mix of porcini and cremini mushrooms complement the steak slices and piquant vinegar-tomato blend.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
oz. (2/3 cup) dried porcini mushrooms
1 1/2
cups boiling water
1/4
cup beef broth
2
tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
2
teaspoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
lb. beef flank or boneless top sirloin steak, cut lengthwise into 2-inch-wide strips, thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
(5 1/2-oz.) pkg. fresh cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced (2 cups)
4
Italian plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 In medium bowl, soak porcini mushrooms in boiling water for 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. Set mushrooms aside.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine reserved mushroom liquid, broth, vinegar and cornstarch; blend well. Set aside.
  • 3 Melt 1 tablespoon of the margarine in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add beef strips, salt and pepper; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is browned. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 In same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon margarine over medium heat. Add porcini and cremini mushrooms; cook and stir 3 minutes.
  • 5 Stir broth mixture until smooth; add to skillet. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Add beef and tomatoes; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cup
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    430mg
    430%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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