Thursday, May 28, 2009

Smoky Ginger-Glazed Beef

This is a surprisingly simple recipe I came up with last week in the kitchen. I wanted a spice tangy enough to stand up to beef (which I don't cook very often), but easy enough to pair with rice or tortillas. It also goes great on a simpel salad, topped with a raspberry vinagrette.

2 tsp. ginger or 2 tsp. minced ginger root
1/3 C. soy sauce
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1.5 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into chunks (or cut a roast into chunks for stew meat)
Cooking spray

Combine spices and soy sauce. Stir/whisk til well mixed. Add beef, marinate for 30 minutes.
In a medium skillet, coat generously with cooking spray and over a medium low heat, add your beef. Cook, stirring frequently for 8-12 minutes - til the beef is cooked through.

Serve with tortillas, cilantro, cheese for tacos.

Serve over white or fried rice - like Chinese takeout.

Serve over a bed of lettuce (any variety) or spinach, with some crunchy croutons, crumbled mozzarella cheese, and your favorite dressing.

Yield = 3-5 servings

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