Saturday, January 29, 2022

New Recipe: Beef With Broccoli

New Recipe: Beef With Broccoli
MarinaBromley@Marina's Kitchen Table

I love to cook, and I love finding tasty recipes for things I usually get when I eat out. With Covid still raging, we still limit ourselves to eating outdoors (not possible in this Nothern Kentucky winter!), picking something up and eating at home, or using the drive-thru. We do something once a week or so, but if I can make it at home that's all the better! Beef with Broccoli is one of the things I enjoy getting at one of our favorite drive-thu places. 

I wasn't looking for a recipe for it, but when my DIL posted a pic of making it at her house it captured my attention. I know that she's a good cook, and it looked good enough to eat! Good enough to have me CRAVING it right now!! I asked her for her recipe (source unknown) and saved it to my phone to make in the future. As soon as I was talking about it with my sister and friends they wanted the recipe.

Thankfully I remembered I had it saved on my phone when I hit one of the warehouse stores last week, and got a package of thinly cut steaks to use. Sadly, I didn't pay close enough to the recipe, and didn't realize it had sherry on the list of I did without, substituting a few tablespoons of water when the sauce got thick at the end. I don't know if it changed the taste of the recipe much, as it was still DELICIOUS, and made enough for us to have for dinner and with seconds for my husband (this is him on his second plate!) and left-overs for lunch the next day. I would suggest adding a little ginger to the sauce (but I like ginger!) so that may be an adaptation you would want to do.

I'm including the recipe below, and my changes are at the very bottom. I served it with steamed rice and it was a great meal. 

Beef With Broccoli

Step 1: Marinade
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
1 TBS cornstarch
1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce
1 TBS water
2 TBS vegetable oil

Mix ingredients together.

Step 2: Prepare Meat
1 1/2 lbs steak (your choice of cut, but I used a cheaper cut and let the marinade do it's job!). Slice into thin strips, against the grain. Combine with the marinade and let sit for 1 hour minimum.

Step 3: Sauce
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 TBS brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBS flour
2 TBS sherry

Stir above ingredients together and set aside.

Step 4: Cook Broccoli
2 TBS vegetable oil
Broccoli crowns (I used about 1 1/2 cups, cut into bite sized pieces)

Heat oil in a wok or large skillet. Add broccoli and saute about 3 minutes, until warmed. Remove to a bowl or plate, set aside.

Step 5: Cook Meat
marinated steak
1 TBS vegetable oil

Reduce heat to medium, and add 1 TBS vegetable oil to pan. Add meat and 1/2 of the sauce. Saute 3-4 minutes until cooked through. 

Step 5: Add Broccoli
Add broccoli to the cooked meat in the pan, and the rest of the sauce. Stir well, until warmed through and covered with the sauce. 

Serve with steamed rice (I made 2 cups rice with 4 cups chicken broth and a few tablespoons of butter). 

Marina's changes to the sauce: Add 1/2 tsp minced ginger. Substitute water for sherry.

I'm looking forward to discovering other new recipes and sharing them here with you! If you are interested in something in particular, please let me know and I'll try to find something tasty to share with you!


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