SPICY SZECHUAN BEEF

Ingredients

1 lb. beef top round steak
1/2 head bok choy
1 med. carrot
1 stalk celery
3 green onions
1 med. green bell pepper
2 tbsp. dry sherry
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. chili oil
3/4 tsp. Szechuan peppercorns
2 tbsp. cooking oil

Directions

Partially freeze beef; slice thinly across the grain into bite-size strips. Chop the bok choy; set aside. Cut the carrot and green bell pepper into matchstick size pieces; set aside. Bias slice the celery into 1/2 inch lengths; set aside. Thinly slice the green onions; set aside.
In a small bowl stir together the dry sherry, soy sauce and the chili oil. Crush the Szechuan peppercorns and add to the soy sauce mixture; set aside.

Preheat a wok or large skillet over high heat; add cooking oil. Stir fry onions for 1 1/2 minutes. Add bok choy and celery; stir fry 1 minute more. Add carrot and green bell pepper; stir fry 2 minutes more. Remove vegetables. Add more oil if necessary. Add half of the beef to the wok. Stir fry 2-3 minutes. Remove beef. Stir fry remaining beef 2-3 minutes. Return all meat to wok.

Stir soy sauce mixture; stir into wok. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until heated through. Stir in vegetables; cover and cook 1 minute. Serve over steamed or fried rice.

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