I like to go out for Chinese food as much as the next girl, but every once in a while I get this strange yearning deep in my Irish-American heart to Make It Myself. This is often a bad, bad idea, but sometimes I do get lucky…and for some reason it is usually with a beef stir fry of some sort. Last time I went down this road it was with a recipe for beef with sugar snap peas, but this time I opted for the old classic beef with broccoli. Because sometimes you just want to stick with the traditional dishes, Chinese-Irish-American-wise.
In even better news, this recipe actually comes from the Weight Watchers site. As those of you who have witnessed me making this and this and this know, I’m usually not one to seek out, um, low-calorie recipes, but this particular one sang out to me, and not just because it is only 5 points (all you WW folks know what that means, and everyone else, never mind). It’s because it has just the right amount of simple ingredients to let the beef and broccoli stand out without being overwhelmed by a thick sauce. There’s a sauce, but it’s a nice light concoction of garlic, ginger, red pepper and soy sauce with just enough chicken broth to hold it all together. So not only was it scrumptious, but it made me feel angelically healthy and low-calorie.
That is, until I break the bacon out again tomorrow.
Beef with Broccoli, from Weight Watchers