I love Asian food… and high on my list of Chinese dishes is Beef and Broccoli. When I was first married my husband made stir fry almost weekly... unfortunately his recipes are nowhere to be found.. so I had to recreate them from memory… and with a little help of recipes I did find on the net.. I finally settled on what I remembered he used to do..
The best tip I can give you.. is prepare everything so all you have to do is cook it… the cooking goes so fast… it’s just easier to be prepared rather than try to chop while the meat cooks…
I used a package of broccoli florets that I found in the produce section of the grocery store… they were the perfect size and already cut… it saved me loads of time and was well worth the purchase.
I used a top sirloin steak that I cut diagonally across the grain into thin (about ½ inch thick) strips that were about 3-4 inches long.
To cut the onion.. cut it in half the long way.. lay it cut side down and then cut into thin wedges.
I served this with white rice and some Baked Crab Rangoon…. a perfect weeknight dinner.
I hope you try this!
Recipe: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
All you need:
About 1 lb. top sirloin steak, cut into strips (see tips)
3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
½ cup water, divided
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3-4 cups of trimmed broccoli florets
2 small onions, cut into thin wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
Hot white rice
All you need to do:
In a medium bowl, mix 2 tablespoons water (take this out of the ½ cup water), 2 tablespoons cornstarch and the garlic powder… mix well. Add the meat and coat the meat… set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining water, brown sugar, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and ground ginger…. mix well… and set aside.
In a large skillet or wok, heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat.
Add the meat and cook for about 2 minutes…turning so all sides get browned.
Add the broccoli and onions and stir quickly to coat lightly with any oil in the pan.
Put the lid on the skillet or wok and cook for about 5 minutes… stirring periodically.
When the broccoli and onions are cooked but still somewhat crisp… add the soy sauce mixture to the skillet and stir well to coat… cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Serve over hot white rice.
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