How to Make Beef and Broccoli
- 1 lb rump steak, finely sliced and a little frozen, it’s more leisurely to cut frozen
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1lb broccoli, chopped to bite-sized florets
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup beef broth
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sesame oil
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Mix 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and ginger into the meat.
Ensure your frying pan or wok is very hot before you start cooking.
Add oil on the sides of the pan
Stir-fry the beef and broccoli for about two minutes, or until the meat turns red.
The remaining soy sauce and sesame oil should be stirred into the beef stock after the cornstarch has been dissolved.
Stir the sauce until it thickens. Add to the beef and broccoli.
The dish is best served with rice or noodles.
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Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs)
Q: What cut of beef is best for Beef and Broccoli?
A: Sliced flank steak or sirloin are excellent choices. Slice the beef thinly against the grain for tenderness.
Q: Can I use frozen broccoli in this recipe?
A: While fresh broccoli is recommended for better texture and flavor, you can use frozen broccoli as a convenient alternative.
Q: How do I make a savory and glossy sauce for Beef and Broccoli?
A: Combine soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Simmer the mixture until it thickens, creating a flavorful sauce.
Q: Are there any vegetarian or vegan options for Beef and Broccoli?
A: Yes, you can substitute the beef with tofu or tempeh for a vegetarian version. Use vegetable broth and soy sauce for the sauce.
Q: What are some side dishes that pair well with Beef and Broccoli?
A: Common side dishes include steamed rice, fried rice, or noodles. You can also serve it with a simple cucumber salad or egg rolls for a complete meal.