i should open a small hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant.

Not to brag or anything, but I scored major wife points with this Broccoli & Beef dish that we had for dinner tonight.  There's no doubt that it quickly became Ben's favorite thing I've ever made.  {Pardon the cell phone picture...it just couldn't go undocumented.} Next time you need a quick, easy, and delicious meal, make this and your stomach/your husband/your boyfriend/your dog/your guests/your friends will thank you!

Broccoli & Beef
Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour for marinade Cook Time: 8 minutes

First, marinate the meat:
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs flank steak, sliced into thin strips

1. Whisk together the baking soda, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, water, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Toss the steak with the marinade to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, then proceed below.

1/2 c low-sodium soy sauce (Do NOT use regular. The final product will be way too salty.)
2 tbsp brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp flour
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 heads broccoli, crowns only

1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and flour until smooth. Set aside.
2. In a large wok or saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil over high heat until shimmering. Add broccoli and saute 3 minutes, stirring often. Transfer broccoli to a plate.
3. Reduce heat to medium-high. Carefully add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Add the marinated meat and half of the sauce mixture and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in the broccoli and remaining sauce. Saute 1 minute more. Serve over rice.

Recipe adapted from here.


  1. oh my goodness! I found your blog a while back and forgot to follow, and then I was reading through old posts and I found your comment on one of my posts (which is more than likely how I found your blog in the first place). So I'm back! Love it! Also, this recipe looks so good and seems easy enough. I'll have to give it a whirl.

    1. Try it, and you'll never buy a Broccoli & Beef dish ever again. ;)