Friday, April 22, 2016

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

I think we can all admit that take-out is fantastic. Dinner on the table with no work? Uh, yes, please!

That said, it's not always the healthiest option. And sometimes I don't feel like leaving the house to pick it up. Can making dinner be lazier than take-out? With quick, easy, and tasty Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry, it sure can.

Let's get cooking!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Adapted from Life Made Sweeter

For the Stir Fry:
1 pound sirloin steak, sliced very thin across the grain
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Pepper, to taste
1 pound broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

For the Sauce:
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon Mirin
Pepper, to taste

Combine steak, cornstarch, soy sauce, sesame oil, and pepper in a small boil. Set aside to marinate for about 10 minutes.

While the steak marinates, stir together the sauce. In a small bowl, mix broth, oyster sauce, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, sesame oil, Mirin, and pepper. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, bring about 3 cups of water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook until bright green, about 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside.

In the now-empty skillet, heat vegetable oil over high until it starts to smoke, about 2 minutes. Add beef and spread into a single layer. Allow it to cook until it gets nice and brown, about 2 minutes. Stir the steak around and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes, being careful not to overcook the meat.

Add sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil. Allow sauce to cook and thicken for 2 minutes. Stir in cooked broccoli. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

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