I have pinned SO many recipes on Pinterest that I need to create an “I’ve Eatten It” board. This way I’ll remember what we’ve tried. We have tried a lot of recipes from there and loved most of them. I have really tried hard to comment on the recipes if we like them or if we didn’t and the reason why not. I’m not always good at going through a hundred or so recipes to find the one we ate last night. So anyways..I am rambling about nothing that really matters!
So here is the broccoli beef recipe that I got from Pinterest that we have eatten a dozen times since I first made it. It’s SO easy, SO tasty, and fairly good for you! Especially if you double the broccoli, use reduced sodium soy sauce AND serve it over brown rice. :)
You will find this recipe at The Rainy Day Gal, here.
Beef with Broccoli
This easy version of the Chinese takeout classic requires only a short marinade to make the beef fork-tender. Serve over white or brown rice. Serves 4.
Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour for marinade Cook Time: 8 minutes
First, marinate the meat:
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 lbs flank steak, sliced into thin strips
1. Whisk together the baking soda, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, water, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Toss the steak with the marinade to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, then proceed below.
- 1/2 c low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp sherry
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 heads broccoli, crowns only
1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, flour and sherry until smooth. Set aside.
2. In a large wok or saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil over high heat until shimmering. Add broccoli and saute 3 minutes, stirring often. Transfer broccoli to a plate.
3. Carefully add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Add the marinated meat and half of the sauce mixture and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in the broccoli and remaining sauce. Saute 1 minute more. Serve.
**side note…I did not steal her recipe…I did copy and paste it, but I gave her complete credit! :-) I didn’t even link it to Pinterest, so you’d have to click through, but I linked to her site!