Beef & Broccoli

Save this recipe. If you learn one recipe I’ve posted, this is the one to learn. Beef & broccoli is one of my defaults when it comes to ordering Chinese food. This is my version of it, which is a modified from a recipe I found online. Not only is it fantastic, but it’s still under 20 minutes of prepping, minus the fridge time.

Here’s what you’ll need

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What You’ll Need

1.5 lbs skirt/flank steak
2 C broccoli florets
2/3 C low sodium soy sauce (this isn’t just for your health, it’ll salt out the recipe)
2 T honey
2 tsp sesame oil
2 garlic cloves
1 in. knob of ginger
1/4 T red pepper flakes
1 T cornstarch
1/4 C water
2 T EVOO

1 Bowl
1 Skillet
1 Chef Knife

First thing up is the sauce. Take the mixing bowl and add the soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and pepper flakes. Peel the ginger and skin the garlic and chop them up until they’re ‘minced.’

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Chop/Press Ginger & Garlic

Throw them in the bowl and stir it until it looks like a consistent mixture.

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Cut your beef into strips like this.

Take your beef and cut it into thin strips. Totally optional but recommended, tenderize the beef before you cut it into strips. Toss the strips into the sauce and put it in the fridge for ten minutes.

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Let it soak in the sauce for 10-20 minutes.

If you bought a head of broccoli over pre-chopped florets now’s the time to chop that up. Set them aside in a bowl. Mix the cornstarch and water and have it ready to go.

Take your skillet and coat with the EVOO. Add JUST the beef strips over medium-high (8) heat, leaving the extra sauce in the bowl for now. Cook them for five minutes and then add the broccoli florets and cook for another five minutes. Stir the whole time, or you’ll be starting over.

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Don’t add all the sauce yet!

Add the remaining sauce and cornstarch/water and cover with a lid. Let the sauce come to a boil and cook for a minute after that, while stirring. When the florets are soft and the sauce is thick, it’s time to eat. Remove the skillet from the element and plate immediately.

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Cook rice to look like a real champ!

Everyone that got a bite of this wanted more. I ordered take out a couple days before cooking and this easily stood up to it. Where it obviously wins out is that you can have it right off the stove. Since this is basically a stir fry, you can also add in any other veggies to your preference.

Let me know how it turned out for you!

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