1 pound beef boneless sirloin steak
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow (Chinese) pea pods, thawed and drained
Hot cooked rice, if desire
1.Trim fat from beef. Cut beef with grain into 2-inch strips; cut strips across grain into 1/4-inch slices.
2.Heat 10-inch skillet or wok over high heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add oil; rotate skillet to coat with oil. Add beef and garlic; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until beef is brown. Sprinkle salt and pepper over beef; stir in broth. Heat to boiling.
3.Mix cornstarch, water and soy sauce; stir into beef mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Continue boiling 1 minute, stirring constantly (sauce will be thin).
4.Stir in gingerroot and pea pods. Cook uncovered about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pea pods are crisp-tender. Serve over rice.