Beef + Broccoli Stir Fry

This meal is one of my fave Chinese take-out items to try and replicate at home! It comes together in about 30 minutes and tastes amazing! Hope you like it!

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Beef + Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients:

1 Lb thin sliced beef

Salt + Pepper

2 Tbs cornstarch

1-2 Tbs oil

4 cups broccoli florets

4-5 cloves garlic

½ cup thin sliced green onions, white parts – save tops

½ cup beef broth

Pinch of red pepper flakes.

Tops of green onions, sliced into 1” strips

 

Sauce Ingredients:

½ cup soy sauce (coconut aminos for soy free)

¼ cup brown sugar

1 Tbs fresh ginger (optional)

2 tsp cornstarch

 

*increase sauce ingredients as desired for more sauce!

Directions:

  1. Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Salt and pepper beef to taste – I am usually pretty generous. Toss beef with about 2 Tbs cornstarch. This will help the texture and tenderness of the beef.
  3. Heat oil over medium to medium-high heat in heavy skillet or wok. Brown the beef in batches. Remove from pan to a plate, set aside.
  4. Add green onion and garlic to same skillet. sauté for 1 minute, then add broccoli. Next add broth. The broth should help deglaze the pan and get all that good beef flavor incorporated. Cook until broccoli tender 6-10 minutes depending on how crunchy/soft you like your broccoli.
  5. Once broccoli is render add beef back in and then add sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes until sauce is thick. You can add more broth/soy sauce/brown sugar to taste.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in tops of green onions and red pepper flakes if using. Serve with rice!

 

Note: If you use coconut aminos there will not be as much umami flavor so you may need to add more broth or salt or

 

 

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