Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli with Classic Brown Stir-Fry Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by whirringblender

Makes 4 servings



I adapted this from America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cook Book. I highly recommend consulting the source material, as I had to reinterpret some measurements for the calorie count system. The book also has a lot of helpful tips to really perfect the dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli with Classic Brown Stir-Fry Sauce


BEEF:
12 oz flank steak (trimmed of all visible fat and sliced thing across the grain)
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
10 g sake (about 2 tsp, could also be Chinese rice cooking wine or dry sherry)

STIR-FRY:
3 scallions, minced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
4 tsp canola oil
1 lb broccoli (about a small bunch of florets, trimmed and sliced thin)
1/4 cup water
2 red bell peppers, stemmed seeded and cut into matchsticks

CLASSIC BROWN STIR-FRY SAUCE:
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 oz sake (1/4 cup, could also be Chinese rice cooking wine or dry sherry)
3 tbsp hoisin sauce (or oyster-flavored sauce)
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp sesame oil, toasted

Recipe Directions for Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli with Classic Brown Stir-Fry Sauce

  1. For the sauce: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.

  2. For the beef: combine soy sauce and rice wine (sake) in a bowl, stir in the beef, and marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.

  3. For the stir-fry: combine the scallions, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp of the canola oil in a bowl.

  4. Heat 2 tsp more canola oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking. Add the beef, break up any clumps, and cook until lightly browned on all sides but not fully cooked, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and set aside.

  5. Add the remaining tsp canola oil to the skillet and return to high heat until shimmering. Stir in the broccoli, add the water, cover, and steam until broccoli is bright green and begins to soften, about 2 minutes.

  6. Uncover and allow the water to evaporate, 30 to 60 seconds. Stir in the bell peppers and cook until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

  7. 7. Clear the center of the skillet, add the garlic mixture, and cook, mashing the mixture into the pan, until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds. Stir it into the vegetables.

  8. 8. Return the beef, with any accumulated juice, to the skillet. Whisk the sauce to recombine, then add to the skillet. Simmer, tossing constantly, until the beef is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Serve.

Categories

Beef, Vegetables, Main Dish, Asian, Marinade, Stir Fry

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 361.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
347
Calories from Fat
126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.0g
22%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
661mg
28%
Potassium
857mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
22.3g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
8.5g
Protein
29.2g
Vitamin A 54% Vitamin C 301%
Calcium 9% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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