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!
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 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
- 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.
- Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
- ** 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.
- Remove it from the heat.
- 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).
- Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef.
- Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
- As the beef sits, heat up oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step).
- Heat the oil over medium heat until it's nice and hot, but not smoking.
- Add the beef to the oil and sauté for for a few minutes, or until the beef is browned on both sides.
- Stir the meat around a little so that it cooks evenly.
- Remove excess oil if any.Add the sauce mixture. Let simmer for one minute.
- Add broccoli. Cover to help broccoli steam cook.When broccoli is bright green and tender, remove from stove, serve over rice.