I have been craving Chinese takeout for the longest time. I have come very close to breaking and ordering out… so i decided to make my own takeout. I used to make authentic stir fries when i lived back at home with the parentals but they loved it so much that i was making some kind of protein with broccoli every single week… and i got way bored.
So fast forward 5 years and here I stand in my kitchen 8 miles away from my moms kitchen about to make my own beef and broccoli stir fry.
And as i type this up, I am so glad homemade beef and broccoli is back in my life.
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry (serves 4)
Ingredients: 1lb of lean top sirloin (sliced into strips), 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 2 tsp dark sesame oil, 1 cup of chicken broth (divided), 1 head of broccoli (cut into florets), 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 2 garlic cloves (minced), 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, Optional: 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
and cook strips of sirloin over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes per side. When the beef is cooked, remove from pan. Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth in the pan to de-glaze- about 2 minutes stirring gently with a whisk.
Add the fresh broccoli and garlic to the pan, lower heat, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. While the broccoli is steaming in the sauce, in a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 tbsp cornstarch with water, soy sauce and broth.
Stir fry for an additional minute. Remove from heat and serve with rice.
JUST like take out… but better- cuz its homemade!
If i had an eggroll..or some egg drop soup- amazingness. Noted for next time.