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Beef with Broccoli


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 pounds sirloin steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (about one large head)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced (do this in your food processor)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (use low sodium if you are sensitive to salt)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine cornstarch and beef and toss to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 4 minutes; transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add 1/2 cup broth to same pan; stir to loosen any bits on food on bottom of pan. Add broccoli; cover and cook, tossing occasionally and sprinkling with a tablespoon water if needed, until broccoli is almost crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Uncover pan and add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. In a cup, stir together soy sauce, remaining 1/2 cup broth, remaining 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch and water until blended; stir into pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  5. Return beef and accumulated juices to pan; toss to coat, and serve.