Friday, March 27, 2015

Broccoli Beef Stir Fry

I love Chinese takeout. If I was independently wealthy (and naturally slender) I'd order Chinese takeout at least twice a week... maybe more. Infinite possibilities: vegetarian, meats, rice, tofu, pasta, seafood, spicy, savory... you name it. So many of the things I love. But most of it I can't even try to make at home. This is one consolation. It turns out pretty good every time and it's just slightly different with each attempt... which is good. I'll share this with you and you can see what variations you can come up with. We like this simple one best and it's pretty foolproof.

Broccoli Beef Stir Fry
1 sirloin steak, sliced in thin strips
1 T olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1 red pepper chopped
1 package mushrooms, rinsed and chopped
1 head of broccoli rinsed and cut into small florets
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp corn starch
1/4 c. water
In a large skillet over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm. Saute on
  1. Stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Return beef to pan.
  3. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan.
  4. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice.