Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

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beef broccoli stir fry

The other day I was craving stir fry, which I actually haven’t made in a while. So I looked online and found 2 recipes that I was going to morph together. I wrote both recipes down on a piece of paper, planning to use that as my guide as I cooked. Well when I got to the kitchen the paper was nowhere to be found. I do this all the time by the way – write little notes to myself on scraps of paper which I, without fail, always manage to lose. And this time was no different. Of course I could have walked the 6 steps to the computer, looked for the recipes again and printed them out, but that would have required way too much effort. So instead I just decided to make the recipe up as I went along, hoping that at least some of the measurements would coincide with the recipes I had initially written down. Either way, the stir fry was delicious. Just make sure you slice the flank steak as thinly as possible — if it’s slightly frozen this won’t be hard.

 

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
 
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A simple beef and broccoli stir fry.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into 2 inch strips along the grain and very thinly sliced against the grain
  • 3-4 handfuls of chopped broccoli
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced, divided
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 green onions, sliced on the diagonal into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Combine 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 minced cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large bowl. Add beef strips to bowl and allow meat to marinate while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl to make the sauce combine oyster sauce, water, sugar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and cornstarch. Stir until smooth.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add half the beef strips, cook for 1 minute then flip pieces over and cook for another minute. Transfer beef to plate and cook the rest of the beef strips and then transfer them to the same plate.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to wok and reduce heat to medium. Add broccoli and cook for 2-4 minutes. Move broccoli over to the side and add the 2 cloves minced garlic, green onions, and the ginger matchsticks.  Cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  5. Add the beef back to the wok, mix with the other ingredients and add the sauce to the pan. Cook over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes, continuing to stir so everything is evenly coated in the sauce.
  6. Serve with rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds and Sriracha (optional).

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