Beef and Broccoli

4 servings
35 min

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This beef and broccoli dish is made with flank steak, broccoli, onions, cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.

This is a one pot dish that is cooked in under 20 minutes. No need for take-out, this dish tastes as good as it gets, and has less GMOs, sugar, and unnecessary oils. It is so fresh and a much healthier version. Beef and Broccoli originated from a Chinese dish called Gai Lan Chao Niu Rou, which is Chinese Broccoli fried beef. I feel that most “Chinese” dishes made here are very Americanized and has become a new thing.


Typically flank steak is used for this beef and broccoli, but you could also use flat iron steak or skirt steak. I love garnishing with scallions and sesame seeds for that nice finish. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing to look at, but the scallions give it a nice taste.


How to make Beef and Broccoli

Add beef in a bowl and add the garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and marinate for 3 hours.


In a large deep saucepan on medium high heat, with tongs grab the steak and cook, flipping once, until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Keep the marinade. When the steak is cooked through, remove on a plate.


Add the cornstarch and chicken broth into the marinade mixture.


Wipe the skillet clean, lower heat to medium, heat up oil, and add the broccoli and onion. Cook the vegetables until the broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes. Pour in the marinade mixture and the steak and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.


Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.


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Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 3 cups small broccoli florets
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch or xanthan gum
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar or erythritol
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ inch piece of ginger, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Instructions


Add beef in a bowl and add the garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and marinate for 3 hours.
In a large deep saucepan on medium high heat, with tongs grab the steak and cook, flipping once, until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Keep the marinade. When the steak is cooked through, remove on a plate.
Add the cornstarch and chicken broth into the marinade mixture.
Wipe the skillet clean, lower heat to medium, heat up oil, and add the broccoli and onion. Cook the vegetables until the broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes. Pour in the marinade mixture and the steak and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

Tips

  • To make the keto version, substitute sugar with erythritol and cornstarch with xanthan gum.

Maxine
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Comments

  • ProudPgher ProudPgher on Sep 30, 2021

    I thought you were supposed to throw marinade out after use due to the raw meat & salmonilla. Is it b/c you're heating it that cooks off the bacteria?

  • Eileen Eileen on Sep 30, 2021

    ok how much soy sauce. ejl@atmc.net Thanks.

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