Beef and Broccoli stir fry
Serve with steamed rice or noodles to soak up the flavourful sauce.
1 lb beef strips
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp Asian Sesame oil
2 tbsp light brown sugar
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
6 cups broccoli florets
2tbsp vegetable oil
6 green onions, cut into 1 in./.5cm pieces
1 sweet red pepper, diced
1/3 c chicken broth
2 tsp corn starch
In a a bowl, combine steak, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour or over night.
Place broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam for 2 minutes or just until the broccoli turns bright green. Remove from heat and rinse under cold water to stop any further cooking.
Drain the beef completely, reserving the marinade. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over high. Add the beef strips and stir fry just until the meat is no longer pink- 1 to 2 min. Remove from the pan. Add broccoli, green onions and red pepper, and continue stir frying until veggies are just tender crisp, about 2-3 min.
Stir the chicken broth and cornstarch into the reserved marinade and add to the veggies in the pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce comes to a simmer and begins to thinken-1 to 2 min. Return the beef strips to the wok and cook, stirring, for one minute until heated through and coated with sauce. Remove from the heat and serve immediately, with steamed rice or noodles.
Makes 4 servings