Beef with Broccoli

I love beef and broccoli in general.  It’s so amazingly delicious and broccoli is good for you, so it’s an overall win-win situation.

Beef and Broccoli 1

I know I have other recipes on this blog which contain both beef and broccoli, but with a dish this delicious, who can resist having a few variations?

Beef and Broccoli 2

This dish is so easy and delicious, there’s really no reason to buy this from a Chinese takeout restaurant ever again.

Beef and Broccoli 3

This can easily be paired with chow mien or fried rice.  It’s also fantastic with steamed rice, or even cauliflower rice if you wanted a healthier side.

Beef and Broccoli 5

Not only is the beef deliciously tender, the broccoli crisp, not soggy, making a fantastic combination.

Beef with Broccoli
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the marinade:
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¾ pound flank steak, cut into ¼ inch slices
For the sauce:
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the stir fry:
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Marinate the beef:
  1. In a medium size bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice wine and cornstarch. Stir until well combined and cornstarch is dissolved in the liquid. Add the beef and mix so that beef is well coated in the marinade. Allow beef to marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Make the sauce:
  1. In a small bowl, combine the chicken stock, oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine and cornstarch. Stir until well combined and cornstarch is dissolved in the liquid. Set aside
For the stir fry:
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, add the broccoli and cook for about 2 minutes. Drain the broccoli. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Tilt the pan so that the oil coats the bottom of the skillet. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beef and sauté until beef is slightly brown, but not fully cooked, about 1 and a half minutes.
  3. Add the sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the broccoli and stir so that beef and broccoli are well coated in the sauce. Sauté until beef is fully cooked, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve hot.
Notes
When cutting beef, be sure to cut against the grain. It is much easier to cut meat if you place it in the freezer for about 30 minutes prior to slicing it.

Adapted from The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

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