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Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli picture

Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli

Stir-fry recipes all have one thing in common - they cook quickly! Have all of your ingredients ready before you turn on the burner, and enjoy this super quick dinner.

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  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons peanut or canola oil, split
  • 1 pound broccoli, tough stems removed and discarded; head cut into small florets
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium beef stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped or pressed through a garlic press
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce (also known as oyster flavored sauce)
  • Long Grain White Rice for serving (optional)

Serves 4

  1. Prepare the steak by first slicing it length-wise (with the grain) into 2-inch wide strips, and then slice each strip cross-wise (against the grain) into 1/8-inch wide pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, rice wine or sherry and sugar. Add the beef and stir well to coat the beef thoroughly with the sauce. Set aside.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add the beef stock or water and stir again. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pan (use aluminum foil if necessary) for 1 to 2 minutes, or until broccoli is bright green and tender crisp. Remove the broccoli to a plate or sheet pan and reserve.
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and turn the heat back to medium-high. When oil is hot, add the ginger, garlic and beef mixture and cook, stirring continuously, until the beef is almost cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add the oyster sauce and cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Add the broccoli back to the pan and stir well to incorporate.  Serve immediately over Long Grain White Rice, if you like.
43211 Jody's photo
So much better than any store bought sauce. Oyster sauce makes the difference. The broccoli had a wonderful taste but i think i will add more veggies next time.
Submitted by Jody from Park City, UT,  December 27, 2012

Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

S. S.