My favorite animal is steak – Fran Lebowitz (steak quote)
This is a beef and broccoli stir fry that gets a lot of flavor from marinating the beef. Marinate it all day or overnight and from there it is quick and easy to cook up. Serve over rice or to be extra healthy, make it brown rice.
The recipe is not very sauce heavy. You can double the sauce portion to make more. Also add whatever veggies you like. If you do so, either pre-steam them, or add them before the broccoli to allow them to cook. Onions and/or peppers are a pretty good addition without steaming, and each take only 3 minutes or so to cook before adding the broccoli.
- ¾ pound beef flank steak
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons chinese rice rice cooking wine (or dry sherry)
- 2 cloves garlic, very finely minced or smushed through garlic smusher
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¾ pound broccoli florets
- ¼ cup "Swanson's Broth: Chicken ⅓ Less Sodium, No Fat" homemade or low-sodium
- 2 tablespoons oyster oyster sauce
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch, dssolved in water
- Remove any visible fat on the surface of the flank steak. Cut into strips and transfer to a bowl or a resealable plastic bag. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon peanut oil, 1 tablespoon wine,, and the garlic. Turn the beef to coat evenly. Cover or seal and marinate the beef in the refrigerator for at least 2 and up to 12 hours.
- To prepare the stir-fry sauce, combine the chicken broth, oyster sauce, cornstarch, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon peanut oil, and 1 tablespoon wine until the cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside:
- Steam or blanch the broccoli until it is bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Preheat a wok over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat. Add the beef and stir fry until browned and cooked to desired amount (I like mine medium). Transfer the beef to a plate. Add Add the broccoli florets and stir fry until hot, 1 or 2 minutes. Return the beef to the wok. Add the stir fry sauce and stirfry until thickened enough to coat the beef and vegetables evenly, about 1 minute.
- Serve at once.