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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Delicious and Easy Beef and Broccoli

I love beef and broccoli and have a recipe that is really good.  If you know me, you know that I always love to change things up, so I discovered a new way to make it.  What gives this it's flavor is marinating the beef.  Mix together:

1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp sesame oil

I like to use good, flavorful beef, so I had some sirloin steak tips that I slice up and mix into the marinade.  Leave that alone for about 30 minutes.  Time to cook the broccoli. 

Chop up about 2 tsp. of fresh ginger and add that along with a 1/2 tsp of salt to some vegetable oil in a fry pan.  When the oil is hot, add the broccoli and cook for just a few minutes.  Add about 4 tbs. of water and steam-fry until the water evaporates.  Put the broccoli in a bowl, and add a little more oil to the pan.  

Cook the sliced, marinated steak tips, a little at a time, just until they are browned.  Try not to over cook them as they will continue to cook once you add the sauce to this dish.  When done cooking the beef, it's time to add the broccoli back in.

Now for the sauce.

2 tbs vegetable oil
4 tsp rice wine or sherry
2 tbs oyster sauce
2 tsp cornstarch
4 tbs water
a little crushed red pepper
Salt and Pepper

Return the beef and broccoli to the original pan, and with the heat on low, add the sauce and stir.  If the pan is hot enough, the sauce should thicken right away.  Feel free to add a little chicken broth if you like your beef and broccoli "saucy..."

I made a batch of sticky rice, but you can serve whatever you like with this!

The peanut gallery approves....

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