Monday, February 22, 2010
Weight Watchers Easy Pepper Steak
So ever since the New Year, I have been on a mission to find recipes that are not only healthier, but also tasty. I came across a Weight Watchers cookbook, and I saw a few recipes that I would like to try. Based on the amount of calories, I thought it was worth trying. Besides, if dinner was a complete failure, we could have done cereal.
I bet, your wondering how it was. Well ladies, it was the best weight watchers meal I have ever made!!! It will surely be a dish that I will continue to make for year to come. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.
Adapted form the "Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook"
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 1/4 Cups Reduced-sodium beef broth (original recipe called for 1 3/4 cup, but I think it's too much)
2 Tablespoons Reduced Sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Teaspoons canola oil (omitted and used cooking spray worked perfectly)
1 Pound Flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced against the grain (I ended up using New York Strips but will try flank steak next time)
4 Assorted color bell peppers cut into thin strips (I used all red)
6 Scallions, cut into 2 inch lengths (I was out of scallions so I added a thin sliced onion)
1 Serrano pepper diced with seeds (I kick the added kick this can be omitted)
3 Garlic cloves minced
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
WHAT YOU WILL HAVE TO DO:
Stir together 1 1/4 broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth
Heat the oil (or spray with cooking spray) a nonstick wok over high heat.
Add steak, salt and pepper and stir-fry until browned about 4 minutes, then transfer to bowl, and set aside. (I like to season the steak with salt and pepper 15 minutes before stir frying the meat.)
Add the bell peppers to the wok and stir-fry until tender for about 3 minutes.
Add the scallions and garlic and stir-fry for additional 1 minute.
Add mixture of broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch and cook,covered for another 3 minutes.
Return beef to work, and stir-fry until sauce thickens and bubbles.
Serving size is 1 1/4 cup 183 cal, 5g Fat, 1g Sat Fat, 9g Carb, 2g Fiber, 25g Protein, Weight Watcher POINTS 4