The Experiments Week 7: Beef with Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli

Tasty and Tender Beef and Broccoli
Tasty and Tender Beef and Broccoli

This could seriously not have been easier to make!!!  My whole family loved it and I wish I had made more for leftovers!  A super simple, pleasing dinner!

I opted to serve ours over a lo mien noodle (truth be told I found out I was short on brown rice minutes before it had to be prepared, bad planning on my part, whoops!)  The result was awesome and the family loved it with the noodles so it all worked out OK!

I guess the “hardest” part of the recipe is that you should marinate your beef at least an hour before you cook it.  It could be done the night before or several hours before if you prefer.

The ingredients to  marinate the meat:

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp sugar

2 TBSP vegetable oil

1 TBSP water

1 TBSP cornstarch

1 TBSP soy sauce (I HIGHLY suggest using low sodium for the whole recipe as this can get salty)

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lbs. of flank steak, slice this into small strips.

Mix together all the ingredients in a medium to large bowl and evenly cover the steak.  Cover the meat and marinade and put it in the fridge for at least one hour.

When you are ready to prepare dinner, give yourself about 5-10 to prep and 15 for cook time.

You will need these ingredients:

1/2 C soy sauce (again I suggest low sodium!)

2 TBSP brown sugar

3 TBSP of minced garlic from a jar or 4 Cloves

2 TBSP Wheat Flour

1 TBSP sherry

4 TBSP Olive Oil

2 cups broccoli crowns

Start by cutting your broccoli crowns into nice bite size pieces.

Then stir together your soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, wheat flour (white is OK if you prefer) and sherry in a small bowl.

Heat on high a large skillet (or wok if you have one) with 2 TBSP of the olive oil.  Once it is nice and hot, add your broccoli for about 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously and then place it in a dish set aside for later.   You do not want this to get too soft as it will have some more cook time later, it will still be a bit crisp when you remove it from the wok and set it aside.

Add the last 2 TBSP of olive oil to the wok and turn the heat to medium high.  Add the marinated flank steak and about 1/2 the sauce mix.  You will want to saute the meat until it is not pink.  This should be about 5-6 minutes–but  trust your eye.  When ready, stir in the broccoli and add the remaining sauce.  You can turn down the heat a to medium low and allow it to saute another 3-5 minutes.

Serve with your choice of rice or noodle.

YUM!

This recipe will serve about 4 adults.

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