Pro Recipe: Heather Fuhr’s Stir-Fry Beef

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  • Published Jan 15, 2010
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM UTC

Canada native and 1997 Ironman world champion Heather Fuhr gave us this recipe for a flavorful and nutritious stir-fry with beef, black beans and some fresh vegetables. Replace beef with tofu or more beans for a meatless meal, and experiment with adding some of your favorite vegetables for some variety.


  • 1.5-2 pounds steak
  • 4 tablespoons black beans
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • ½ pound snow peas
  • ½ pound broccoli crowns
  • ½ cup cashews (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Cut meat into very thin slices. Rinse black beans under cold water, drain and mash with a fork. Combine with garlic. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch and ½ cup water. Heat wok, add peanut oil and stir-fry the beef until color changes. Then add the bean and garlic mixture. Stir-fry for two minutes, and then add soy mixture and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thick. Sprinkle with sesame oil. Microwave the snow peas and broccoli crowns on high for two minutes. Add the peas and broccoli to the beef mixture and mix well. At the end, add cashews and toss. Serve over a bed of brown rice.

Compiled by Ashley Slaney

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