- Sauce - It's all about the sauce. Ginger, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and rice wine come together for amazing flavor that's better than takeout.
- Satisfying - Steak, broccoli, and rice create a balanced and satisfying meal. There's a reason it's one of the most requested takeout dishes.
- Easy - This is an easy one-pan recipe that is on the table in 30 minutes.
Beef and Broccoli
- 1 lb flank steak. flat iron or London broil cut into ¼ inch thick bite sized pieces
- 4 cups broccoli florets about ½ pound
- 3 tbsps vegetable oil divided
- 1 tablespoon toasted seasame seed optional garnish
Stir Fry & Sauce Ingredients
- 4 tbsps rice wine, dry sherry or dry white wine divided
- 5 tbsps reduced sodium soy sauce divided
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2-3 tbsps cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon seasame oil or toasted seasame oil
- 1-2 tbsps brown sugar to taste
- ¾ cup beef broth or water divided
- In a large bowl, add the sliced steak, 1 tablespoon of the rice wine, and 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce. Stir to combine, and let the steak marinate for at least 10 minutes (or up to overnight).
- In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the broccoli florets and toss to coat. Cook, stirring often, for about 1 minute. Add ¼ cup of beef broth or water, cover the pan with a lid (or with foil if your pan does not have a lid), and lower the heat to medium. Steam the broccoli until tender but crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a paper towel-lined plate and set it aside.
- Wipe any excess water from the skillet or wok. Return the pan to medium high heat, and add another tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, cook the steak in batches, until it's seared and has reached the desired doneness. Remove the cooked steak and set it aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the cornstarch and the remaining 4 tablespoons of soy sauce until dissolved. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of rice wine, ½ cup beef broth/water, the brown sugar, and the sesame oil, and stir to combine.
- Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Give the soy sauce mixture a quick stir to ensure that everything is combined, and add it to the pan. Add the cooked beef and broccoli to the pan and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and everything is heated through.
- Serve with rice.
- For easy thin slicing, stick the beef in the freezer about an hour before you start cooking.
- Get everything chopped up and the sauce whisked together before you get started, because this dish will get sizzling fast.