Sunday, May 1, 2011

Best Easy Beef and Broccoli

This recipe was so easy and delicious I just had to share it with you! It has been ages since I have had beef and broccoli, with the last time being at Panda Express in Southern California (do they even use real beef!? I don't think I want to know...). I'm sure that if I were able to eat there today, I would not. Which is why I am glad to be experimenting in the kitchen with yummy home made alternatives to the fast food options that are so low quality and high priced! This was so easy to prepare in about 15 minutes, and it was less than 30 minutes from starting the rice to eating at the dinner table. Faster than take away!

The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli 

recipe adapted from here and rated 4.5 stars after 352 reviews!


tablespoons arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), divided
1/2 cup water
tablespoons water, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
lb boneless round steak, cut into strips
tablespoons olive oil
cups broccoli florets
small onions, sliced
1/3 cup soy sauce
tablespoons brown sugar
teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
hot white rice


Prepare your rice according to directions.
In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
Add beef and toss.
In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef is nearly done, then add broccoli and onion. Cook until broccoli is soft and onion is translucent.
In a separate bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth.
Stir into beef and broccoli mixture until covered. Turn off heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Serve over hot white rice and enjoy!

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