Awesome Broccoli Beef

My kids love broccoli. Kind of weird I know, but they do. So when I find a recipe that uses broccoli, I usually try it out. This broccoli beef recipe struck me because of its apparent ease. This recipe is so tasty. My kids eat it up, I eat it up, even the picky neighbor girl ate it up. It’s really that good.

I wanted to make a note that I did update the method or the way it’s made just a little. I found that blanching the broccoli was a hit or miss on doneness. Sometimes it was too done or sometimes it was underdone. It also added to much water sometimes, so I changed the way that it was cooked. For more info on the method I like to use watch this video on how to stir fry. By the way, my family loves that recipe as well.

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Awesome Broccoli Beef

Adapted from Simply Recipes, and a few updates and additions by me.

Main Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb. flank, sirloin, or the cheaper london broil, sliced thinly across the grain
  • 1.5 lbs. broccoli florets
  • 6 T. + 2 t. high-heat cooking oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, very finely minced or pressed through garlic press
  • 1 T. minced or grated ginger
  • 1/4 C. chicken broth

Beef marinade

  • 2 t. soy sauce
  • 2 t. Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry) or since I don’t ever have wine I used rice wine vinegar
  • 1 t. cornstarch
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 t. sea salt
  • 2 t. of Sriracha

For the sauce

  • 2 T. oyster sauce
  • 2 T. hoisin sauce
  • 2 t. Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry) or since I don’t ever have wine I used rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1/2 C. chicken broth
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 2 t. of Sriracha

Directions

  1. Marinate the beef: Stir together the beef marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the beef slices and stir until coated. Let stand for 10 minutes ( you can let it marinate for longer too while you get the rest of the recipe ready)
  2. Prepare the sauce: Stir together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a large frying pan or wok over high heat until a bead of water sizzles and instantly evaporates upon contact. Add 2 T. of the cooking oil and swirl to coat. Add the 1/3 of the beef and immediately
    spread the beef out all over the surface of the wok or pan in a single layer (preferably not touching). Let the beef fry undisturbed for 1 minute. Flip the beef slices over and cook until nicely browned on both sides and remove to a plate. Repeat this until all beef is cooked.
  4. With the beef removed, lower heat to medium-high heat the 2 t. oil until shimmering.
  5. Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  6. Add broccoli and stir fry for 1 minute.
  7. Pour in 1/4 C. of chicken stock
  8. Cover and steam for 2 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp, stirring once.
  9. Return beef to pan and stir. Push contents to side of pan.
  10. Pour sauce in center of pan; cook, for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened, stir sauce only if needed.
  11. Stir beef and broccoli into sauce until coated.
  12. Serve over sticky rice, with lots of Sriracha. 😉

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6 thoughts to “Awesome Broccoli Beef

  • kandis

    one more I have to try!

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  • Richard

    I’m surprised you have not had any comments on this to-date … it’s a really lovely recipe. I just made it for my wife and we both really enjoyed it. I let the beef sit in the marinade for about 4 hours which was really worth it. Such a deep flavor.

    I also included an onion, chopped in large asian style pieces so it maintained it’s bite and stir-fried along with the broc.

    For heat, I also added a really finely diced chilli pepper as I didn’t have any sriracha … for the marinade (again in the absence of sriracha) I included some Thai chili dip in order to achieve the consistency in the sauce …

    It all worked out really well ….

  • Sandi

    Number of servings would be helpful.

    • Best Recipes Evar

      Probably 4-6 servings.

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