Monday, November 22, 2010

Beef with Broccoli

This was an easy meal with lots of crunchy broccoli and tender flank steak.  It only took me about 30 minutes to make- perfect for a weeknight meal.

1.5 lbs. flank steak
1 onion
1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
3 garlic cloves grated
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
canola oil for stir-frying

First thing to do is add a little canola oil to a wok.  Slice the flank steak against the grain and lightly dredge in cornstarch.  Once the wok is hot, add the beef and quickly sear the meat.  Do this in batches to avoid over crowding the wok and creating a braising effect. In a separate pot, add 1/4" of water and ever so lightly steam the broccoli.  Remember, you'll add it back in later so it should be a little firmer than you'd like at this point.  Once all of the beef is cooked, remove from the wok and set aside. Finely slice your onion, and grate the ginger and garlic.  Next add a little more canola oil to the wok and transfer the onions, garlic and ginger.  Cook on high heat stirring frequently. Next transfer the broccoli and steak.  In a separate bowl, combine the water, soy sauce, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Stir well and dump this sauce into the wok, tossing around all of the ingredients.  The cornstarch on the beef will add as a thickener.  Cook for about 2 minutes before removing from the heat.  Serve with steamed white rice.  Enjoy!


Gaudy said...

OMG... That looks really kind of meal if it only took 30 mins...

Rox said...

Thanks G!.... I was surprised at how quickly the dish came together.

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