Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry


easy. fast. delicious.

Not to be cliché, but aren’t those the criteria we’re always looking to meet when it comes to dinner plans? Throw in some nutrients and you’ve got yourself a winner! See: beef and broccoli stir fry.

This is a good basic stir fry sauce to have in your arsenal. All too often we are tempted to reach for the jarred stir fry sauces (trust me, I lived off of them while in University) – but it’s quite easy to put this sauce together and then you know exactly what’s going into your gut.

1 lb fast fry steak (or sirloin/flank/round), cut into strips
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup no salt added chicken or beef stock (we used chicken, but I think beef would be even better)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 head broccoli, cut into florets (About 4 cups or more)
1 red pepper, sliced
water for cooking (about 2 tablespoons or so)
neutral vegetable oil for cooking
sesame seeds and chopped green onion to top
1. Combine steak strips, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon flour in a ziplock bag. Let sit in the fridge for about 20 minutes, or until you’ve prepred the rest of your ingredients
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1.5 tablespoons flour, stock, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes.
3.  Heat a large skillet (or wok if you have one)over high heat. Add water and broccoli and cook until broccoli is bright green (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat into a bowl. Add peppers to pan and cook until bright and only slightly softened. Remove from heat.
4. Heat cooking oil in skillet. In 2 batches, sear the beef strips on all sides until just cooked through. This stuff cooks FAST. Remove from heat. *Adding all the beef at once will likely overcrowd your pan and end up with steamed beef instead of browned.*
5.  Add sauce to skillet (whisking first if the flour has settled), and bring to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened (about 3 minutes). Add cooked broccoli, peppers, and beef. Stir to combine. Top with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with rice or quinoa.

Adapted from: Iowa Girl eats via Foodie Crush (The original recipe provides you with gluten free options. I eat all the gluten so recipe written as prepared).


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