One of my favorite dishes is beef and broccoli. I really like that this recipe tastes better than takeout and it is much faster to make at home than go pick up on a Friday night. This recipe has become a family favorite, and we have it at least once a week.
If you’re looking for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner, look no further than this recipe for beef and broccoli. This dish is made with flank steak, fresh broccoli, and a simple sauce made with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. It’s a quick and healthy meal that the whole family will love.
prep time: 10 MINUTES | cook time: 10 MINUTES | total time: 20 MINUTES
What You Need:
1 to 1.25 lb flank steak, cut into thin strips no more than 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons olive oils, divided
2 tablespoons sesame oils, divided
4 cloves minced garlic, either pressed or finely chopped
1 to 2 teaspoons ginger or to taste.
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
4 to 6 cups broccoli leaves (depending on your preference).
2 to 3 green onions, cut into 1/4-inch segments
Red pepper flakes, optional and to your taste
Sesame seeds can be used as garnishment
How to Make It:
Add the steak to a large ziptop bag. Seal it and then toss well. While you prepare the sauce, set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon sesame oils. Add garlic and ginger. Heat on medium-high for approximately 1 minute or until garlic becomes fragrant. Be careful not to scorch the garlic.
Stir in the soy sauce, water and brown sugar. Continue stirring until sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until it becomes slightly thickened. Sear the steak while it simmers.
In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive and 1 tablespoon sesame oils. Add the steak. To ensure even cooking, cook the steak on medium-high heat or high heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the broccoli.
Douse the mixture with soy sauce, ensuring that it bubbles up evenly. Mix the sauce with the beef and the broccoli. Let the broccoli cook for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat or until it is as tender as you like.
Optional – If your sauce is not thickening up enough and your broccoli is almost done, you can simply dissolve 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in 1 cup water (called a “slurry”), add it to the skillet and stir for approximately 1 minute or until your sauce thickens to your liking. Because I used 6 cups of broccoli, the natural water from the leaves and juices thinned my sauce so I had to make a slurry.
Turn off the heat and add the green onions. Stir to combine.
Sprinkle the dish with red pepper flakes, optional sesame seeds and serve immediately.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: YIELD: 5 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 783TOTAL FAT: 29gSATURATED FAT: 7gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 19gCHOLESTEROL: 90mgSODIUM: 1300mgCARBOHYDRATES: 91gFIBER: 26gSUGAR: 37gPROTEIN: 53g