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Beef and Broccoli

Quick and easy Beef and Broccoli in oyster sauce you can prepare in 30 minutes. This one-pan beef and broccoli recipe is made of velveted beef, broccoli florets and broccoli stems, toss in delicious stir fry sauce. Serve with a bowl of plain rice and create a perfect dinner!
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Learn the Chinese restaurant’s secret method to tenderize or velvet the beef using a baking soda. It’s an easy and quick method of cooking the beef in a short time. It makes your beef incredibly moist and tender in every stir fry just like your favourite take-out.

Economical Beef cuts to use for Beef and Broccoli or stir fry. Flank steak is the most popular cut of beef for stir-fries. Tri-tip sirloin, stew meat, skirt steak, top round steak, bottom round roast, chuck steak, blade steak and most lean beef cuts are low-cost and affordable to buy.

How to make Beef and Broccoli

How to cut beef for beef and broccoli? Cut the beef into thin strips about 3 to 4 inches long. Slice the beef thinly against the grain. Look for the direction of beef fibres or the parallel lines of the muscle. Slice against the muscle fibres run.


Mix the beef marinade ingredients in a bowl with the beef. Marinate for at least 10 minutes.

While the beef is marinating, prepare the stir fry sauce and cut the broccoli into florets. Peel and slice the broccoli stems.


Heat the pan or wok over medium-high heat, then drizzle the vegetable oil. Add the marinated beef and sear for a couple of minutes or until lightly browned.

Add the minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Then immediately add the stir fry sauce. Cover and let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until the beef is tender to your liking. Add more water if needed.

Add the broccoli stems and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the broccoli florets and continue cooking for another minute. Add ground black pepper to taste. Serve with steamed rice.

Beef and Broccoli with rice

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Velvety Beef and Brocolli

Beef and Broccoli

Quick and easy Beef and Broccoli in oyster sauce you can prepare in 30 minutes. This one-pan beef and broccoli recipe is made of velveted beef, broccoli florets and broccoli stems, toss in delicious stir fry sauce.
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5 from 2 votes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Beef and Broccoli
Author: Maricel
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Watch How to Make It

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef Sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 lb Broccoli Florets and brocolli stems, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped

For velveting Beef marinade

  • ¼ tsp baking soda optional
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine 
  • 2 tbsp water

For the stir fry sauce

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 beef bouillon cube crushed
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • cup water
  • Ground black pepper to taste

for cooking

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Slice the beef thinly against the grain. Look for the direction of beef fibres, which is the parallel lines of the beef muscle fibres.
  • Mix the beef marinade ingredients in a bowl with the beef. Marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  • While the beef is marinating, prepare the stir fry sauce and cut the broccoli into florets. Peel and slice the broccoli stems.
  • Heat the pan or wok over medium-high heat, then drizzle the vegetable oil. Add the marinated beef and sear for a couple of minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Add the minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Then immediately add the stir fry sauce. Cover and let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until the beef is tender to your liking. Add more water if needed.
  • Add the broccoli stems and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the broccoli florets and continue cooking for another minute. Serve with steamed rice.

Notes

Baking soda is optional. However, this quickly tenderizes the meat to cook faster. Without baking soda, you might need to cook longer than 7 minutes or it depends on the cut of meat you have chosen.
Nutrition Facts
Beef and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 922mg40%
Potassium 698mg20%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 707IU14%
Vitamin C 102mg124%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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