Have I ever mentioned how much I love Asian stir-fry? Well you may have already figured that out. 😉 Stir-fry is another one of those go to meals when I am short on time and I don’t want to have to think really hard…..
Each month, Diane from Simple Living and Eating chooses a new country to visit and create a meal for. This month is China, so I knew that I had to participate…..how could I not?
I have no idea what part of China is credited with this delicious dish, I just know that it contains my two favorites…..Beef and Broccoli! Beef is my favorite protein and broccoli is my favorite vegetable. 🙂 You will not believe how incredibly simple this meal is to make!! Slice your sirloin into thin strips…..
Marinate for 15 minutes…..
Make a simple Cooking Sauce…..
with fresh grated ginger…..
Cut your broccoli into bite sized florets and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes…..
Brown the beef strips…..
In two separate batches…..
Quickly stir-fry the broccoli…..
add the beef…..
and the sauce…..
Wait for it to boil and thicken…..and you’re done!
Why do I cook the broccoli separately? Because I am just that picky. I like my broccoli al dente, not mushy, and not raw. If I cook it separately in the microwave, it will be perfect! 🙂
Make sure you stop by the other links and see what other delicious Chinese meals you can make at home. Enjoy!
Beef and Broccoli
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 1 Pound fresh broccoli (cut into small florets)
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 Pound grass-fed beef sirloin (cut into thin strips)
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce / tamari
- 2 Large cloves fresh garlic (pressed or finely minced)
- 4 Tablespoons safflower oil
- Cooking Sauce
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (finely grated)
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 Tablespoons dry sherry
- 1 and 1/4 cup beef stock
- toasted sesame seeds (to garnish)
|Stir soy sauce and garlic together in a large bowl. Add the beef strips and marinate for 15 minutes.|
|In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, cayenne, ginger, dry sherry, and beef stock. Set aside.|
|Place broccoli in a microwave safe bowl with 1 Tablespoon of water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.|
|Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the beef strips and cook until browned.|
|Remove strips to a plate, add 1 Tablespoon of oil to wok and cook remaining beef strips. Remove to plate when browned.|
|Add 2 Tablespoons of oil to the wok, and stir-fry the broccoli for about a minute.|
|Add the cooked beef strips, and stir to combine.|
|Add the cooking sauce to the pan and stir until sauce boils and thickens.|
|Serve with steamed or fried rice. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds if desired.|
To make Paleo: substitute tapioca flour for cornstarch, and substitute coconut aminos for the soy sauce.