Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Chinese food is definitely a go to favorite take out meal for most people, including me! Its quick, cheap and despite the whole being hungry in two hours, its tasty.

However I have found that certain dishes tend to be a little over cooked especially beef and broccoli. The meat is sometimes overwhelmed by sauce and the broccoli is often mushy lacking any taste.

So I thought making it from scratch would be the perfect solution, plus homemade is probably quite a bit healthier for you compared to your local chinese restaurant.

Here are the ingredients you’re going to need:

4 cups of broccoli florets

1 small onion (cut into wedges)

1 1/2 pounds of chuck steak (cut into thin strips)

1/3 cup soy sauce + another 1/4 cup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3 tablespoons cornstarch divided

1/2 cup water + 2 more tablespoons

2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided

1/4 teaspoon of chili pepper flake (optional)

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In a medium bowl combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of water and the garlic powder. Stir until mixture is smooth.

Now add your beef, coating all pieces evenly with the mixture.

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In a large skillet cook the beef with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil on medium heat until the meat is brown, this is also were I add my chili pepper flakes. But if your not into spicy feel free to leave them out. Once cooked remove the meat from the skillet and place to the side.

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Next add your onion and broccoli to the skillet in the remaining vegetable oil and 1/4 cup of soy sauce. Cook until vegetables reach desired texture. I like my broccoli a little crunchy so I only cooked my vegetables for about 5 minutes.

Return the beef back to the skillet.

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In a separate bowl combine the remaining soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, remaining corn starch and the 1/2 cup of water until smooth.

Add to skillet and stir for about two minutes.

And you’re done! A homemade delicious meal. I served mine over brown rice, see still trying to be healthy.

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-Brandie

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