Broccoli & Beef


If you were a blogspot follower of mine, you’ll likely recognize this recipe. This dish will forever be on repeat in our household. It ranks in our top three favorites and it’s prepared at least once a month. 

That’s why I had to repost and allow it a debut on the new and improved WordPress blog. 🙂 

Try it! You won’t be disappointed. Pinky promise. 😉

***I highly recommend that low sodium soy sauce be use as indicated in the recipe. Using regular soy sauce makes this recipe very salty.  And that’s coming from a girl who enjoys her salt. ***

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 lbs flank steak

2 broccoli crowns

Steamed white rice

For the marinade:

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp sugar

1 TBSP cornstarch 

1 TBSP low sodium soy sauce

1 TBSP water

2 TBSP toasted sesame oil

For the sauce:

1/2 C low sodium soy sauce

2 TBSP brown sugar

4-5 cloves of garlic, minced

2 TBSP flour

1 TBSP sherry

3 TBSP toasted sesame oil 
DIRECTIONS:

Preparing the beef:

  • Allow the beef to come to room temperature.  (This takes about a hour and a half.)  Once the beef is at room temp, slice against the grain into thin strips while using a sharp knife. If the strips become too long, cut them in half or even into thirds. 

Preparing the marinade:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients.  
  • Add in the beef strips and thoroughly coat them in the marinade. 
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, set aside and allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Now is a good time to get your rice started. 

In the meantime:

  • Trim your broccoli and set aside.

Preparing the sauce:

  •  In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 C low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, flour, sherry.  Set aside. 

When the meat is ready:

  • Heat 2 TBSP of sesame oil in a wok over high heat. 
  • Add the brocolli and sauté in the oil for 4-5 minutes. Transfer the cooked broccoli to a dish and set aside. 
  • Turn the heat down to medium-high and add the remaining 1 TBSP of sesame oil to the wok. 
  • Add the beef and pour in half of the prepared soy sauce/brown sugar mixture on top. Sauté until the meat is no longer pink, this takes only a few minutes. 
  • When the beef is finished add the broccoli back in along with the remainder of the soy sauce/brown sugar mixture. 
  • Sauté for another minute
  • Serve over steamed rice
  • ENJOY!

kitchen tunes: send my love by adele 

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