Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
You would not believe how good this stir-fry is. Strangely enough, this is actually the first time I’ve ever made a stir-fry with beef in it. I’m not sure why, but when I think of stir-fry, I always think of chicken. Well all that has changed with this meal. The recipe comes from a new cookbook I got for Christmas. As I was sitting around over vacation, leafing through my new cookbooks, this recipe stood out to me as something I had to make as soon as possible. Not only do Mike and I both love stir-fry as a quick and easy dinner, but I was also looking for something healthy to start out the new year right. And this is healthy! I mean, look at all that broccoli! I have raved about this meal to everyone I talked to over the past week. The flavor is incredible and, like all stir-fry recipes, it cooks quickly. Plus I love any excuse to break out my wok and eat with chopsticks! (*Note: you do not need a wok to make this meal). If you’re looking for something quick, easy and healthy, try this beef and broccoli stir-fry. You will love it!
Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
1 lb flank or skirt steak
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp canola oil
3 gloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups small broccoli florets
3 Tbsp dry white wine
2 Tbsp soy sauce
Cooked White Rice, for serving
Cut the beef into thin strips across the grain. In a large bowl stir together the cornstarch, salt, sugar, baking soda and 2 Tbsp water. Add the beef and stir until the beef is evenly coated. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Add the canola oil to a large frying pan and heat over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir for 1 minute, or until the garlic is crisp, then remove to a paper towel. Add the beef, broccoli and 2 Tbsp of the wine. Cook, stirring often, until the beef is cooked through and the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining Tbsp of wine and the soy sauce and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in the cooked garlic. Serve immediately with the rice.
from Cooking from the Farmer's Market
I love making stir-fry at home! I don’t use beef enough…I usually stick with chicken and shrimp! I’ll have to try your recipe!
Beef and broccoli is one of my favorites!! Definitely bookmarking this for dinner one night.
I love stir-fry. So quick, healthy, easy and SO versatile. This looks great!
I love stir fried food and I love that this recipe has fried garlic. Garlic is one my most favorite ingredients.. Ill definitely try this very soon.
Ohhh, this looks so good! Must try soon, because now I’m really craving stir fry!! 🙂
i always forget about beef w/ stir fry too! my husband would be all over this! chinese is his fave.
This looks so yummy! And the best thing about stir-fry is, you can use any meat or make it a completely vegetarian meal! 🙂
I made this for dinner last night with a couple other stir-fry dishes and it was tasty, but my beef was a little tough. Perhaps it is because I did not buy the cut listed in the recipe since our grocery has packaged meat labeled “beef stir-fry” and it was quicker to pick that up. Do you know a “natural” way to tenderize the beef before using it in this dish? Soaking it in vinegar?
Unfortunately, I’m not sure about tenderizing the beef. I’m guessing if you use the cut mentioned it would be better, but I’m not positive. Sorry I’m not more help!
I made this Sunday night and it was so easy and VERY tasty! Keep these kind of recipes coming!
Thanks for the comment Danette 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!
I tried this a few days ago.. I am a beginner cook and it turned out great! Next time I’ll add more red pepper flakes as I like my food spicy. But, great recipe.. thanks so much.. your site will be my go-to to try new recipes!!
Thanks for the comment, I’m so glad it turned out well! 🙂
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Your beef and broccoli stir fry recipe is outstanding It tops my family’s choice for this dish after we completed a large Web search for the “best” we could find. The recipe can be completed in under an hour, including marinating time for the sliced beef. No other recipe for this dish published on the Web even comes close to this one; we found your Website, hoping for similar items that would “wow” the family and friends. Thank you ever so much for publishing this for all to enjoy. It is definitely our “go to” recipe for this dish. Best wishes in all your cooking endeavors. I will be looking forward to discovering more new approaches that set your recipes at the top of the best list in each category.