For dinner in a hurry, there is nothing faster than a stir-fry; combine speed with tender beef and a sesame hoisin sauce, and you have a winning combination. I used to shy away from making stir-fry dishes because they usually require extra time to marinate the meat. Using a shell sirloin steak fixes that problem; the beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender and bursting with flavor without any added steps. Tip: To complete the meal serve over white rice. Serves: 6 Preparation Time: 26 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes
Whisk the egg white in a medium-size bowl until foamy, then whisk in the salt and cornstarch. Stir in the beef and set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix the soy, hoisin, vinegar, broth, cornstarch-water mixture, and sesame oil; set the sauce aside.
In a wok, heat the peanut oil on high. Add the beef and stir-fry until lightly browned. Add the ginger and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add the sauce, peapods, and bell pepper and stir-fry for one to three minutes.
Finish by adding the optional peanuts and red pepper flakes.