Stir-Fried Cumin Beef

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2020

Cooks have briskly tossed, turned, and flipped food in this vessel for centuries. We dug deep into this ancient culinary art to understand exactly why and how it works.

SERVES 4

TIME 45 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

With roots in Hunan cuisine, cumin beef typically features tender pieces of meat stir-fried with onions and/or peppers and aromatics (garlic and ginger), lightly glossed in a soy sauce–based glaze, seasoned with spices (cumin, Sichuan peppe...

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