When I need more vegetables in my life but still want something that tastes good, beef and broccoli is one of my go-to dishes. Steamed broccoli is stir-fried with marinated flank steak and smothered in a thick, savory, slightly sweet sauce. It’s a perfect companion to steamed white rice.
Ingredients: Dark soy sauce adds flavor, but its main purpose in this recipe is to add a pretty dark color to the dish. You can substitute regular soy sauce if you’d like, but the color won’t be as dark. If you don’t have ABC sweet soy sauce, you can try using a 1:2 ratio of soy sauce and brown sugar.
Beef and Broccoli
Steamed broccoli is stir-fried with marinated flank steak and smothered in a thick, savory, slightly sweet sauce. It’s a perfect companion to steamed white rice.
Cornstarch slurry (thickens sauce)
- Add cornstarch and seasonings to the beef and marinate it while you prepare everything else. Combine ingredients for the sauce. Combine ingredients for the cornstarch slurry.
- Heat a large pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add water and broccoli and cook for 4-5 minutes, depending on how tender you want it to be. Transfer cooked broccoli to a bowl.
- Turn the heat up to medium-high. Add oil, garlic, and flank steak. Stir and cook steak until mostly cooked through.
- Add the sauce to the pan and combine it with the beef. Give your cornstarch slurry a mix and then pour it into the pan. Stir thoroughly while the sauce thickens.
- Add the broccoli back to the pan and combine. Lower the heat to medium-low until the broccoli reaches desired consistency.
- Finish with toasted sesame oil.
- Be sure to use low-sodium chicken broth or else your dish will be inedible. Adjust seasonings accordingly as each brand has different amounts of sodium.