Posts made in May, 2013

Simple Broccoli Beef

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Cooking, Dinner, Featured, Meat


Yum, this recipe is definitely going to be added to the dinner rotation in our house!  It is easy to make and full of flavor, especially tasty served over rice.  The sauce thickened right up for me and tasted amazing!  Instead of ordering takeout, try this recipe!  You won’t be disappointed!

Simple Broccoli Beef

(serves 4-6)

1 pound of round steak or tri tip steak, cut into small strips

3 tablespoons of cornstarch

3 tablespoons of water

1 teaspoon of crushed garlic

2 tablespoons of butter

2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

4 cups of fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces

1/2 lemon

salt and pepper

For the sauce:

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of cornstarch

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce


Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.  Meanwhile combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, water,  and crushed garlic in a large bowl.  Add meat and stir to coat.  Place half of the meat spread out evenly in the skillet.  (it will clump together and stick because of the cornstarch if you put too much in) Cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until cooked to desired doneness.  Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining meat, adding another tablespoon of butter and vegetable oil if necessary.  When all of the meat is cooked remove from skillet and set aside.  Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the skillet or wok.  Combine broccoli, juice from half of a lemon, and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook the broccoli for 5-7 minutes.  It should appear darker in color and be slightly tender if you poke it with a fork.   While broccoli is cooking combine soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.  Stir until smooth and cornstarch and brown sugar has dissolved.   When broccoli is cooked, add the meat back in to the skillet and turn the heat to medium low.  Add sauce and cook 3-5 minutes until it is heated through and the sauce has thickened.  Serve immediately over rice.


Source:  Adapted from

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