BEEF AND BROCCOLI STIR-FRY

“I clipped this recipe from Taste of Home magazine several years ago and have found it to be the best-tasting easy beef and broccoli stir-fry. It is credited to Ruth Stahl. I often use charcoal chuck steak, which is very tender and lean. I also like that it doesn’t call for any unusual ingredients.”

INGREDIENTS

  • 3tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1⁄2cup water, plus
  • 2tablespoons water, divided
  • 1⁄2teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1lb boneless round steak or 1 lb charcoal chuck steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
  • 2tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4cups broccoli florets
  • 1small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1⁄3cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1teaspoon ground ginger
  • hot cooked rice, for serving
  • toasted sesame seeds, for serving (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
  • Add beef and toss.
  • In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm.
  • Stir-fry onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes until softened. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes until the broccoli is tender but still crisp. Return beef to pan.
  • Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup water until smooth; add to the pan.
  • Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds (optional).

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