Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beef and Broccoli

I was at the grocery store the other day and happened to see some delicious looking beef and broccoli stir fry in their "chinese" restaurant. Luckily for me, I know better than to try anything for here, because it sucks. Big time.

Luckily for me, I have a freaking awesome smart phone (which I am realizing more and more everyday that I cannot possibly live without. Especially since my computer died, our desk top decided to no longer accept my usb card reader and I am now trying to follow, comment, and maintain blogs with my iPhone) Anyway, I looked up Jayden from the Steamy Kitchen Broccoli and Beef recipe. Right there in the grocery store. Aisle 5, I believe.

This was a great meal, super easy, not many ingredients, delicious. I will definitely be making this again. And again.

Beef Broccoli
3/4 pound flank or sirloin steak, sliced thinly
3/4 pound broccol florets
2 tablespoons high head cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

For the marinade:
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

For the sauce:
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tsp chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth

In a plastic ziplock bag, mix together the ingredients for the marinade, add the beef and let stand for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
Cook the broccoli in a small pot of boiling, salted water until tender crisp, about 2 min.
Shock with cold water for a few seconds, then remove and drain on paper towels.
Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium high heat until a bead of water sizzles and then evaporates.
Add the cooking oil and swirl to coat.
Add the beef and immediately spread it out into a single layer, preferably not touching.
Let the beef fry undisturbed for 1 minute.
Flip the beef slices over, add the garlic to the pan and fry for an additional 1 minute, or until no longer pink.
Pour in the sauce, add the broccoli, and bring to a boil.
Pour in the dissolved cornstarch and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens, about 30 seconds.


  1. I will have to try this sometime soon.

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