Whenever Chinese food is ordered in our house, beef with broccoli is sure to be on the list. It’s the hubby’s favorite and after I tried it for my first time, it quickly became one of mine. I’ve been trying for awhile now to find a good beef with broccoli recipe so I could make this at home. You know…homemade equals less fat because I get to control how much of what goes into it. And home cooking is typically better for you than any restaurant food.
While on my favorite website of all time Pinterest the other day, I stumbled upon a new beef with broccoli recipe that I hadn’t tried yet. I just happened to have some flank steak in the house (that I left out all night and ended up having to go to the store to buy a new one) and knew that it was destiny. Beef with broccoli must be made. It must be made now.
So I made it last night. It was good. Really good. Way better than any I had tried to cook before and tasted very close to the fast food beef with broccoli except better for us. SCORE!
Moral of the blog post…if you like beef with broccoli then you should try this recipe. It you’ve never tried beef with broccoli, you should give it a go. It’s super good.
Beef With Broccoli
Recipe from: Rainy day gal
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 Tbsp Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Water
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 lb Flank Steak
For the Marinade:
Cut Flank Steak against the grain into thin strips.
Mix together all ingredients making sure it’s combined. Pour over Flank Steak and marinade for at least 1 hour. More is better. The flank steak becomes more tender the longer it’s marinaded.
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 cloves garlic-minced
2 Tbsp flour
1 tbsp Sherry
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 heads broccoli-crowns only
Take the soy, brown sugar, garlic, flour, and sherry-mix together until everything is combined. Set aside
Heat 2 Tbsp of the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Once hot add in broccoli and saute 3 minutes or so. If you like soggy vegetables saute for longer. If you like crunchy saute for less.
Remove broccoli from pan. Carefully add in the other tbsp of vegetable oil along with the marinaded meat and half of the sauce. Cook until steak is no longer pink.
Add in broccoli and rest of sauce. Saute for a minute or two longer. Serve over white or brown rice.