How To Make The Best Beef & Broccoli

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2 Servings

1/2 lb flank steak, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp water
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp oyster sauce

1/3 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp dark soy sauce (sub regular soy sauce)
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar (I use Monkfruit Sweetener)
1/4 tsp sesame oil
Dash of white pepper

And the rest!
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp minced garlic (or 1-2 garlic cloves)
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch + 3 tbsp water
1. In a medium sized bowl, add the sliced flank steak, baking soda, and water.
2. Mix the beef and massage until all the liquid is absorbed. The baking soda helps to tenderize the meat. You can omit the baking soda if you don’t have it available.
3. Add cornstarch, oil, oyster sauce and mix well. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
4. Blanch the broccoli. Add your broccoli florets into a pot of boiling water and cook for 20 seconds. If you like your broccoli softer, blanch for 30-60 seconds.
5. Remove the broccoli, dip in an ice bath, and set aside.
6. Make the sauce. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
7. Add oil to your pot over medium high heat. Once hot, cook your sliced beef on both sides until browned. Transfer the beef into another bowl and set aside.
8. Bring your pan back over medium heat and add oil.
9. Add garlic and ground ginger and toss until fragrant.
10. Add Shaoxing wine and the sauce mixture. Stir to incorporate all the browned beef bits around the pan and bring to a simmer.
11. Add the cornstarch slurry and stir constantly until well combined and slightly thickened, about 30 seconds.
12. Add the blanched broccoli and seared beef and mix until evenly coated.
13. Raise the heat and continue to cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from heat once the sauce is at your desired thickness.
14. Enjoy with steamed rice.

16 replies on “How To Make The Best Beef & Broccoli”

  1. Hey where’s that guy the guy who made the big burger and the big donut ??

  2. I love beef broccoli so Im going to try make this! It seems very easy and I have all the ingredients.. Fine maybe no beef nor broccoli but I WILL SOON lol

  3. This looks yummy, but you didn't give us proper recipe instructions!! Such a tease. Now I'm hungry for Beef Broccoli and I don't know how you did it!! 🙁

  4. Why not try making Chinese takeout Chicken with Mixed Vegetables? That's my favorite and would love to make that every time I am in the mood.

  5. Why mist we limit ourselves with broccoli? Why not beef and onion? Beef with cabbage? Beef with peppers?
    Hell I even take pork with onions

  6. speaking about the baking soda added to tenderize meat, why not trying to make steam pork ribs with fermented black beans.

  7. Just make sure to rinse the meat after applying baking soda. Otherwise you get some weird flavors and it's also not good for you.

  8. When you so hungry but don't have the ingredients.

  9. Really good! Here’s something else you could say instead of delicious.

  10. It's a bit weird to have always wondered about how the meat got so soft when people have published that "trick" of using baking soda forty years or longer ago…

  11. This ia so so good amazing recipe

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