Beef and Broccoli

Jul 1, 2010 by

IMG_0155 As I was tending the garden I noticed the broccoli was just starting to come in.  That made me crave some good good beef and broccoli so I made some for dinner.

This is a pretty simple recipe but it does require a few things you may not have on hand. Check out the ingredient list to make sure you have all that you need.

This is a very tasty recipe,fun to make and quick to cook, but its a bit of prep work so lets jump right in and get started.

IMG_0082 Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound flank or sirloin
  • 3/4 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons high-heat cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

The marinade for the meat

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce (found in the Asian section of the supermarket)
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

First we have to make the marinate for the meat.

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1 teaspoon soy sauce

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1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine

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1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

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1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
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Mix all that together and set aside.
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Now take that flank steak and notice that awesome grain running through the stake.

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We are going to cut against that grain into slices.

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mmmm pretty meat…

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Add the sliced up steak with the marinade and set it aside while we prepare the sauce.   You want to let this marinade at least 10 minutes.

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2 tablespoons oyster sauce (found in the Asian section of the supermarket)

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1 tablespoon soy sauce

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1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine

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1/4 cup chicken broth

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Stir together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

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Now we want to chop up our broccoli .  This parts important.  Watch this video for inspiration.

Now we want to pre-cook the broccoli just slightly.

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add the broccoli to a pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes then drain and set aside.

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mince up your garlic

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One more thing we need to get ready before cooking.  Add the teaspoon of cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of water.

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Stir it up, set it aside and lets get cooking

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Time to cook the beef.  Heat up a pan or wok over high heat.  Add your oil and throw the beef in.  Spread it out into a single layer and let it cook for one minute then flip over.   When you flip it over add the garlic and cook for another minute.

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Pour in your sauce, broccoli and bring the whole thing to a boil.  Add in the dissolved cornstarch mixture and stir as the sauce thickens for another 30 seconds.

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Thats it.  This recipe is more prep than cooking, but its all fun and super tasty.

Please leave a comment and let me know how this recipe went for you

Ben…

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