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The secret to this recipe is cooking the beef in 1 cup of oil to seal in the juices, and cooking the broccoli in water to make it crisp and tender. For a more authentic touch, try using Chinese broccoli, which has an appearance and taste similar to asparagus.
"Very good!!! I didn't have oyster sauce so I left it out. I used brown sugar and added ground ginger to meat marinade. Instead of boiling my veggies, I added 2 tblsp sesame oil to my wok on quick stir fried my veggies, see my picture. I added broccoli, green onion, carrots, and sprinkled w a little more rice vinegar, soy sauce, and gonger. I then added my cooked meat and tossed around to mix up and served over white rice. Thanks for sharing!!!"- Bvanhoogten
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1. Cut the beef across the grain into thin slices. Add the marinade ingredients, adding the cornstarch last (use your fingers to rub it in). Marinate the beef for 30 minutes.
2. While the beef is marinating, prepare the sauce and vegetables: for the sauce, mix together the oyster sauce, light soy, dark soy, and water in a small bowl and set aside.
3. In another small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water thickener and set aside.
4. Wash and drain the broccoli. Cut the stalk diagonally into thin slices. Cut the flowerets into 3 or 4 pieces. Crush the garlic.
5. Heat the wok and add 1 cup oil. When the oil is medium-hot (between 300 and 325 degrees F.), add the beef. Blanch the beef by letting it lay flat for 30 - 40 seconds, and then stirring to separate the pieces. Remove the beef when it changes color and is nearly cooked (the entire process takes 1 - 2 minutes).
6. Remove the beef from the wok and drain on paper towels. Clean out the wok with paper towels.
7. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the wok. When the oil is hot, add the crushed garlic and stir fry briefly until aromatic.
8. Add the broccoli, sprinkle the salt and sugar over, and stir fry briefly, turning down the heat if necessary to make sure it doesn't burn. Add the 1/2 cup water, and cook the broccoli, covered, for 4 - 5 minutes, until it turns a bright green and is tender but still crisp. Remove from the wok and drain.
9. Clean out the wok and add 2 more tablespoons oil. Add the vegetables and the beef. Add the sauce and cornstarch mixture in the middle of the wok and stir quickly to thicken. Mix everything 0together and serve hot over steamed rice.
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Stewdebaker 1 month agoGood, but not spectacular. Easy to make.
majorcooking 5 months agoThis is the best beef and broccoli ever. I only used one type of soy sauce and it came out fine. Also I used a 1tbls and 1tsp of rice vinegar in the marinade .
jrtech2000 9 months agoMy kids loved it! And I love how simple it was to make.
mogriff1 9 months agoAmazing taste! But I doubled the garlic. To cook the meat I only used a 1/4 cup of oil (sesame/peanut) vs the 1 cup and halved the oil the other times the recipe called for it. Im my opinion it was more than enough. I served over brown rice and with egg rolls. We really enjoyed this dish! One of the best tasting beef and broccoli dishes I've eaten. Many steps, but oh so worth it!
laladyem 11 month agoIt tasted better than the Chinese food place
ralphanthonyreyes 1 year ago
djcalgal 1 year agoGood recipe will make double sauce next time
Bvanhoogten 1 year agoVery good!!! I didn't have oyster sauce so I left it out. I used brown sugar and added ground ginger to meat marinade. Instead of boiling my veggies, I added 2 tblsp sesame oil to my wok on quick stir fried my veggies, see my picture. I added broccoli, green onion, carrots, and sprinkled w a little more rice vinegar, soy sauce, and gonger. I then added my cooked meat and tossed around to mix up and served over white rice. Thanks for sharing!!!
sem10 1 year agobest beef and broccoli recipe! only change i made was doubling the sauce!
donitamassing 1 year agoReally the best stir-fry I have made! Great instructions, too.
Kellrunn 1 year agoIt was good, will try it again
Radelli 2 years agoShould have doubled sauce, but very tasty, thanks
HungryHeart 2 years agoGreat recipe, not hard to make. My kids were very happy with this dinner.
KrazyBlondeKodi 2 years agoVery good! A bit messy but sure after I make it a few times I'll get it down like a pro. Highly recommend!!!
Qasandra 3 years agoThe Bomb!Yes the key is the sugar....Panda express no more$$$$
steveicar 3 years agovery tasty
Keithhigdon 3 years agoGreat dinner but you need to be more clear when you say add the marinade.
gsangel 3 years agoI LOVE this recipe!!! I absolutely love Broccoli Beef & have always wanted to know how to make it. This recipe was totally DELISH!! The key is the sugar!! I didn't have oyster sauce, so used stir fry sauce. Also, I am a little unclear on what is meant by 'light' vs 'dark' soy sauce. I struggled with that until I decided just to use 'light' on salt soy sauce for the 'light' & to just use regular for the 'dark'.
atkinsw 3 years agoThe 11 year old sucked it down. Enough said...
jleong1920 4 years agoBecause I didn't have a taste for broccoli when I made this, I used the recipe to make Chinese pepper steak instead. I followed the recipe up until it called for broccoli. I also didn't clean out the pan after removing the beef. I sauted like 1/2 a yellow onion before adding 2 small to medium sized green peppers (both roughly chopped) until tender. I let the onions get a head start so the peppers would still have a slight crunch. After they were finished, I removed them and deglazed the pan with about 1/2c. of sherry. Scraping up the brown bits and after the alcohol has cooked off add everything back into the pan as in step #9 (w/o the oil) and let thicken. Enjoy over steamed rice.