Beef and broccoli is a popular Chinese recipe. This is my go-to recipe when I want Chinese food without having to go out. Very easy and delicious. Beef and broccoli is great with fried rice.
First, marinate the meat:
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoon 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 (Do NOT use regular. The final product will be way too salty)
2 tablespoon brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon sherry
3 tablespoon 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. Reduce heat to medium-high. 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.