Hamburger Stir Fry

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Yield: 4 Servings

1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon ground mustard
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 package (16 ounces) frozen asparagus stir-fry vegetable blend
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 cups hot cooked rice
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and mustard. Stir in water and teriyaki sauce until smooth; set aside.

2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same pan, stir-fry the vegetable blend and onion in oil until crisp-tender.

3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts: 1 cup stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice equals 399 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Recipe from Healthy Cooking Magazine.