Monday, October 6, 2014

Beef n Broccoli

I love making Beef and Broccoli at home. It's such an easy asian dish to make at home, and a good way to fill my kids with some broccoli:) Every time I make it, I have to look this recipe back up so I figured I should probably just add it here to the blog. Then I'll always be able to find it! 


  • teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • vegetable oil, for frying 
  • lb flank steak **I used a grilling steak I had in the freezer. A flank is a cheaper cut, but I just used what I had on hand. 
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2-3 large crowns broccoli, cut in bite size florets

  1. Make the sauce by heating 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over med/low heat.
    Don't get the oil too hot.
  2. Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
  3. ** I didn't happen to have fresh garlic or ginger on me, so I added powdered, and started at this step.
    Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  4. Remove it from the heat.
  5. Slice the steak against the grain into 1/4" thick bite-size slices (Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts).
  6. Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef.
  7. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
  8. As the beef sits, heat up oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step).
  9. Heat the oil over medium heat until it's nice and hot, but not smoking.
  10. Add the beef to the oil and sauté for for a few minutes, or until the beef is browned on both sides. 
  11. Stir the meat around a little so that it cooks evenly. 
  12. Remove excess oil if any. 

    Add the sauce mixture. Let simmer for one minute. 
  13. Add broccoli. Cover to help broccoli steam cook. 

    When broccoli is bright green and tender, remove from stove, serve over rice.