Chinese Beef with Broccoli

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Well, my bracket is #(*$(*%$.  Anyone else’s?  Full disclosure, I had Syracuse going down after their second game, and am now going down for it.  All of my ‘Cuse friends are hardcore-shaming me for “not believing,” but come on.  Really?  Did we REALLY see this coming?!

Don’t get me wrong, it’s cool and all, but I never fill out my brackets due to personal ties.  I grew up in Syracuse (for the most part), and I’m awesome, but that doesn’t exactly equate to the basketball team going all the way.  I went to Tennessee, and L-O-V-E the Vols, but they are horrific on the court.  I made my peace with that long ago.  I am super competitive, and when it comes to winning a bracket or showing that I am a true fan, I’m going with the teams that have the better track records.

That being said, thanks a lot, Kansas.

So, since the big weekend’s coming up, there’s a good chance we are going to either eat out or order in.  One of my all-time favorite to-go meals is Chinese beef with broccoli.  It’s so flavorful and filling, and it’s not fried, so I don’t feel too icky; however, it’s still pan-seared in a ton of oil, so it’s not exactly health-conscious.  My solution:  make your own!  I made this when I was craving some take-out, and it did not disappoint. Make sure you use a decent cut of beef, so your dish will be tender.  Enjoy with a side of brown rice.  Your fortune:  You will not feel bloated and sluggish.


 

Materials:

  • cutting board and knife
  •  1 gallon-sized Ziploc bag
  • non-stick pan
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • whisk or spoon
  • bowl
  • large pot with lid

Ingredients:

  • 1 -lb. sirloin steak
  • For the marinade:
    • 2 T ginger, minced or powdered
    • 2 T sesame oil
    • 2 shallots, thinly sliced.
    • 1/4 c soy sauce
    • 2 T mirin (sweet sake/rice vinegar)
    • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c beef broth
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 T garlic
  • 1 T ginger
  • sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Slice steak into cubes or thin strips.  Place into a Ziploc bag.
  2. In a bowl, mix marinade ingredients until well combined.  FullSizeRender
  3. Pour marinade into Ziploc bag.  Close, and shake to distribute.  Place in fridge for at least 1 hour.FullSizeRender (1)
  4. When ready to cook, heat broth over medium heat.
  5. Add broccoli, garlic, and ginger to broth and cover.
  6. While broccoli is cooking, remove steak from Ziploc bag.  Discard marinade.
  7. When broccoli is still firm (after about 3 minutes), add steak to pot.  Add soy sauce.
  8. Continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until steak is cooked on both sides.  IMG_7019
  9. Serve with sesame seeds.  Enjoy!

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Chinese Beef with Broccoli

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Materials:

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  • cutting board and knife
  •  1 gallon-sized Ziploc bag
  • non-stick pan
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • whisk or spoon
  • bowl
  • large pot with lid

Ingredients:

  • 1 -lb. sirloin steak
  • For the marinade:
    • 2 T ginger, minced or powdered
    • 2 T sesame oil
    • 2 shallots, thinly sliced.
    • 1/4 c soy sauce
    • 2 T mirin (sweet sake/rice vinegar)
    • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c beef broth
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 T garlic
  • 1 T ginger
  • sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Slice steak into thin strips.  Place into a Ziploc bag.
  2. In a bowl, mix marinade ingredients until well combined.
  3. Pour marinade into Ziploc bag.  Close, and shake to distribute.  Place in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  4. When ready to cook, heat broth over medium heat.
  5. Add broccoli, garlic, and ginger to broth and cover.
  6. While broccoli is cooking, remove steak from Ziploc bag.  Discard marinade.
  7. When broccoli is still firm (after about 3 minutes), add steak to pot.  Add soy sauce.
  8. Continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until steak is cooked on both sides.
  9. Serve with sesame seeds.  Enjoy!

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