Spring rolls aren't the only Asian roll-ups I'm enamored by; these pan-Asian beef and scallion bites are right up my alley, and they don't require any sort of special ingredients.
In this recipe, beef itself serves as the wrapper. To achieve paper-thin slices, freeze the sirloin for 20 minutes before cutting it with a sharp knife. Stuff the meat with sticks of stir-fried vegetables.
In a pinch, broccolini, carrot matchsticks, or any kind of bell pepper will do; be sure to secure with a toothpick. Interested in the recipe yet? Then keep reading.
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 pound center-cut beef tenderloin or sirloin, cut into 8 slices
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 scallions, trimmed, sliced very thinly lengthwise, and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, and cook, shaking skillet often, until pepper blisters, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Transfer to a plate; wipe skillet clean.
- Place each beef slice between plastic wrap; pound lightly until 1/8 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper. Divide bell pepper and scallions among slices. Roll tightly into bundles; secure each with a toothpick.
- Heat remaining tablespoon oil in same skillet over high heat. Working in two batches, sear rolls until browned on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate; cover to keep warm. Wipe skillet clean.
- Add 2 tablespoons water, remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar to skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sauce is reduced and syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove toothpicks. Drizzle rolls with sauce.
- Main Dishes, Beef
- Other Asian
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