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March 24, 2015

FAST + DELISH BEEF BROCCOLI STIR FRY

Looking for a FAST + DELICIOUS but still HEALTHY meal you can throw together, then throw on the stove for a few minutes, and have it come off looking like you’re the next star on the Food Network…

Here’s one you can whip up in a jiffy to impress your friends, boyfriend…or just YOURSELF!  Feel free to substitute other varieties of meats and veggies in this dish.  After you get the hang of it you’ll be stir frying like a rockstar!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 pound steak, sliced into thin, 2- to 3-inch pieces
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
3 cups broccoli, florets and stalks, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

PREP NOTES:

Peel the stalks of the broccoli using a vegetable peeler. It makes the broccoli cook faster, plus the stalks become tender and easy to chew. If you’re not a fan of the stalks, you will be after you try them peeled.

Serve the beef and broccoli with cooked white rice. I prefer to serve the rice under the beef and broccoli, so it absorbs all of the flavorful pan liquids.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl, combine steak, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. Cover and let marinate for several minutes. If you have time, refrigerate and marinate 4-8 hours.
  2. Heat a large wok over medium-high heat for several minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil and heat for several minutes. Add broccoli and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and cook for 1 minute more. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to create a steaming effect. Cook for 2-3 minutes more, until water is absorbed and broccoli is bright green and tender. Remove from heat and pour broccoli into a large serving dish. Set aside.
  3. Return wok to stove. Add 1/2 tablespoon of peanut oil and heat for several minutes. Add marinated steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until steak is brown and no pink remains on the outside. For a well-done steak, cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and pour steak and sauce on top of dish with broccoli. Serve immediately with white rice.