Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

Move aside Chinese food restaurant, I got a new recipe to replace one of my favorite take out dishes. After a long busy season and many seamless orders I was so over eating out. On my first weekend not working, I decided to start cooking again. I was craving beef and broccoli recipe and I decided to make it myself.

Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

Brian and I just moved into our new apartment and we now have a gas stove. My mother always told me cooking on a gas stove  is the best and never understood why until I finally cooked on one. I don’t know if it was the recipe or the stove but this dish came out amazing. Things  took a turn for the better when Brian whipped up batch of marquritas. You can say it was a very cultural night mixed with both Chinese and Mexican, it was just what I needed to end this busy season.

Beef and Broccoli

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of cornstarch
  • 1 tsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. of water

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. of Sherry
  • ¼ cup of Soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of cayenne powder
  • ½ tsp. of ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp. of flour

Other Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. pack of frozen Broccoli florets (thawed)
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 pound of skirt steak (cut in strips against the grain)

Directions

  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Once the ingredients are combined, add your strips of steak and coat them evenly.
  3. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. You can marinate the steak for longer, but I am never patient enough to wait. This would be something to prep earlier in the day so you can start cooking come dinner time.
  4. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and place to the side.
  5. Once the steak has marinated for for a good amount of time, start cooking!
  6. In a medium pan, warm a tbsp of olive oil on medium high heat and add the broccoli.
  7. Cook the broccoli until tender and be sure to stir consistently so it doesn’t burn.
  8. Place the broccoli in a bowl and place off to the side.
  9. Add the remaining tbsp of olive oil to the pot on medium high heat and add the steak.
  10. Cook the steak until browned and then stir in the broccoli and sauce mixture.
  11. Lower the heat to medium low and cook for about 3-5 minutes. You will see the sauce will start to get a little thicker because of the flour and that’s when you know it’s ready!
  12. You can serve this over white or fried rice.

Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli