Beef and Broccoli

One of my favorite chinese dishes is beef and broccoli.  I think it’s something about the sauce.  And how versatile it is – you can change out the meat, change out the veggies and have an entirely different dish!  And it’s so easy to make, there’s almost no point in ordering it for takeout.

Still can’t get TAB to eat the “trees” as she likes to call broccoli.  Would love to hear suggestions on how to get my picky 4 year old to eat any sort of green vegetable.

So I made beef and broccoli the other day.  Simple marinade, stir fried everything and served over white rice (but you could put it over brown rice if you prefer).

I started with 2 strip steaks (maybe about 1.5 lbs total meat).  You could use any cut of beef you want – this would also be good with filets or rib eyes…

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Then I cut up about 3 medium sized broccoli crowns.  You could also buy those pre-cut bags of broccoli florets.

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Sliced up the beef and marinated in soy sauce, water, sugar, and sesame oil.

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Sauteed some onions and garlic in olive oil.

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Add the beef (minus most of the marinade)

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Stir fry for a bit and add the broccoli

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Cover and let cook for a while.

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Add your “slurry” to thicken the sauce.

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Serve over rice (white or brown) and enjoy!

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Recipe:
2 Strip Steaks (about 1.5 lbs of meat)
3 broccoli crowns (about 3 cups of broccoli florets)
1 onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (smashed)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
For slurry:
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup water

Slice meat into thin strips.  Marinade in soy sauce, water, sugar, sesame oil.  Stir fry onions and garlic in some olive oil.  Add meat (minus most of marinade).  Stir fry and then add broccoli.  Cover with lid and let cook for about 5 minutes until broccoli is cooked.  Mix together corn starch and water to make slurry.  Add to pan to thicken the sauce.  Serve over rice.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Caroline