February 24, 2008

Asparagus Beef Stir Fry

This recipe was my Aunt Barb's contribution to a family cookbook I created last summer for my grandpa's 85th birthday. My husband and I found this to be another delicious way to enjoy asparagus. We usually halve the recipe, although we often leave the garlic in the full amount.

Asparagus Beef Stir Fry
1 lb. beef tenderloin, cubed
1 bundle green onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil (may substitute olive oil)
1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed into 2-inch pieces
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup butter, cubed (can use only 2 Tbsp. )
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Hot cooked rice

Stir fry the beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in oil for 3 to 5 minutes, until beef is browned. Remove from pan and keep warm.

In same pan, stir fry asparagus and mushrooms in butter until asparagus is tender. Return beef mixture to pan. Stir in soy sauce and lemon juice and heat through.

Serve on top of rice. Serves 4.

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