Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Test: Beef and Broccoli

The last post was for a delicious, but time consuming recipe, so I had to follow it up with something that you could easily make on a busy weeknight.  This beef and broccoli dish is quick, easy, and full of flavour.  It came together in less than 20 minutes.  (We even cheated and used a quick cooking brown rice.)  You will have dinner on the table in no time!

Beef and Broccoli
Adapted from Home Made Simple
20 minutes

4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 (455 grams) flank steak, trimmed and cut across the grain into long, thin strips
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 medium head of broccoli, rinsed, patted dry and cut into bite-sized pieces

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook onion and minced garlic in sesame oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until fragrant. Add steak and cook for 5 minutes, flipping frequently.

Add chicken stock, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and cornstarch. Once the sauce begins to simmer, toss in broccoli. Cook for 3-5 more minutes, stirring frequently, until steak and vegetables are tender.

Serve with brown rice.


  1. I am confused by the recipe. It calls for 1/2 an onion, but there are no directions for what to do with it. In the ingredients, fresh ginger is listed, but then ground ginger is in the directions. Cornstarch is in the directions but not included in the ingredients so I am not sure how much to add. And I think you meant head of broccoli, not floret.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I've updated the recipe to include what to do with the onion, etc.


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