Moo Shu Beef

Moo Shu Beef

Total preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
Marinating time: 20 minutes

1 pound boneless beef top sirloin or top round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick or flank steak
1 cup hot water
1/2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms (optional)
3 cups packaged coleslaw mix
2/3 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
8 medium flour tortillas (8-inch diameter), warmed
1/3 cup hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced

Pour hot water over mushrooms, if desired, in small bowl; let stand 20 minutes or until mushrooms are softened.

Meanwhile cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin strips. Stack 3 or 4 strips at a time; cut lengthwise in half to form thinner strips. Combine marinade ingredients in large bowl. Add beef; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes.

Meanwhile drain mushrooms well; remove and discard stems. Cut mushrooms into thin strips.

Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef.

Return all beef to skillet. Add mushrooms, coleslaw mix, green onions and cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly.

To assemble, spread one side of each tortilla with 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce. Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture in center of each tortilla. Fold bottom edge up over filling. Fold right and left sides to center, overlapping edges.

Makes 4 servings.

Cook's Tip: Thinly sliced green cabbage may be substituted for coleslaw mix.

Nutrition information per serving using top sirloin: 570 calories; 37 g protein; 72 g carbohydrate; 15 g fat; 848 mg sodium; 76 mg cholesterol; 7.5 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 7.7 mg iron; 6.5 mg zinc.

© National Cattlemen's Beef Association,
Cattlemen's Beef Board, and American National CattleWomen, Inc.

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