One of my favorite types of food to order in is Chinese takeout. However, it is not always the healthiest. That’s why I love cooking lighter versions at home. This Broccoli Beef recipe is even better than takeout. You may also like thisPeruvian Beef Stir Fry叫GydF4y2BaLomo Saltado。如果你喜欢鸡肉，试试我的GydF4y2BaChicken and Broccoli Stir Fry。GydF4y2Ba
If you’re craving takeout, this beef and broccoli stir fry will definitely hit the spot. You can serve it over white or brown rice, or for a low-carb option, try cauliflower rice. MyEasy Wonton Soupwould really round out the meal.
This beef and broccoli recipe is from Gaby Dalkin’s gorgeous new cookbookEat What You Want: 125 Recipes for Real Life(affil link). When I saw it, I couldn’t wait to try it! I modified the recipe only slightly to lighten it up by cutting back on the sugar and oil.
Gaby’s new cookbook is fantastic. It features recipes that are not only flavorful and simple to cook but also hearty and satisfying. You seriously need her book, you’ll want to make everything in it! Gaby created this dish because finding GREAT broccoli beef can be hard. She wanted to put her own take on it that would never disappoint. The ingredients are easy to find, and you’ll have plenty of leftovers.
What cut of meat is used for beef and broccoli?
How do you blanch broccoli?
This recipe calls for blanched broccoli. Blanching is an easy way to quickly cook vegetables.
- Use flat iron steak instead of flank steak.
- Swap the steak for chicken, or for a vegetarian version, use extra firm tofu.
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- 1/2GydF4y2BateaspoonGround white pepper
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- 1GydF4y2Batablespoonbrown sugar
- 1GydF4y2Baone-inch piecefresh ginger，GydF4y2Bapeeled and grated
- 1GydF4y2Batablespoonsesame oil
- 1GydF4y2Balarge headbroccoli，GydF4y2Bacut into florets and blanched
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- 1GydF4y2Batablespoontoasted sesame seeds
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch, if using. Set aside.
In a large nonstick skillet over high heat, warm 1/2 tablespoon of the sesame oil until just smoking. Add the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is just about cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the skillet, then add the onions and cook until they are softened, about 8 minutes.
Add the blanched and drained broccoli and cook for 1 minute. Then add the reserved sauce and stir to coat.
Return the beef to the skillet and continue to cook until the beef is cooked through and the sauce has reduced slightly, about 3 minutes more.
Transfer to serving plates over rice or veggie rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions.