This is an awesome beef and broccoli recipe with authentic Asian flavor. Start with a good cut of beef marinated in soy, teriyaki and sweet and sour sauces with fresh garlic and pepper. Stir fried with steamed broccoli and poured over a bed of rice. The flavors are amazing and the dish is very quick and easy to make. Grab an egg roll and dig in! This is one of my favorite Asian recipes, Enjoy!
5-6 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
1/2 teas. black pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 sweet and sour sauce
Method: Beef Marinade
Start by slicing your beef into strips about 1in. wide by 1 1/2in. long by 1/8in. thick. This will allow you to fry the beef very fast. It’s important to make sure your slices are relatively the same size to ensure even cooking. Transfer the sliced beef to a big bowl.
Mince the garlic.
Add your minced garlic, pepper, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and sweet and sour sauce to your bowl of beef and give it a really good stir to thoroughly mix.
Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top and press it down onto the meat and squeeze the air out. You want basically a “vacuum seal” on it. You could also transfer the meat to a ziplock bag and squeeze the air out. This method helps to infuse the marinade into the meat faster and more evenly.
Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour at a cool room temperature (quick method) or refrigerate overnight.
Note: Be sure to use a good cut of meat that has good marbling. I’m using tri tip but sirloin steak works well. Any quality “steak” is fine but I do not recommend any type of “roast”. Those tend to be tough and require longer cook times. For our purposes today we want something that is very tender when cooked very quick.
While your beef is marinating let’s move on to the next steps, they’re quick and easy.
Ingredients: Plain Rice
4 cups water
1/2 teas. salt
Method: Plain Rice
Add everything to a medium size sauce pan.
Bring it to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to your lowest possible setting and cover. Let it cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from heat to rest for about 5 minutes or so and fluff it up with a fork.
That’s it, it’s ready so on to the broccoli which can be done while your rice is cooking.
2 crowns fresh broccoli
Just cut off the “branches” into bite size pieces as seen in the picture.
Place a lid on top and bring the water to a boil. Steam for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli just starts to get tender. Remove and transfer the broccoli to a bowl to cool a little bit.
You don’t want to completely cook it as we will finish it off in the stir fry.
Note: In the 30 minutes to an hour your beef is marinating you can finish everything else so now lets move on to the stir fry.
Ingredients: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
2 teas. cornstarch (per batch)
4-5 teas. water (per batch)
oil (I’m using vegetable)
toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Method: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
While your pan is heating stir together 2 teas. cornstarch with 4-5 teas. water until dissolved to make a “slurry”.
Once the pan is heated add about a tablespoon of oil and “swirl” it around the skillet.
Move the beef slices around in the pan, flipping and stirring to ensure even cooking.
The beef will start to brown and sear in about 4 to 6 minutes, very fast because of the sugar content from the sauces used in the marinade. Be careful, the marinade can burn if you don’t keep stirring and flipping.
At about 4 to 6 minutes add a handful or two of your steamed broccoli.
Now give the cornstarch/water mixture a final stir and pour it into your stir fry.
Give your stir fry a really good stir. This will create a beautiful rich sauce that will coat the beef and broccoli. Keep stirring and flipping for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, it’s ready!
Now all that’s left is to spoon some of your rice onto a plate and pour the beef and broccoli over the top and serve. I added a few toasted sesame seeds on top for a little extra crunch.
You’re going to love the authentic Asian flavors of this beef and broccoli dish. The beef has wonderful flavor and just melts in your mouth. The broccoli is tender but still has a little crunch and the sauce you create coats everything with the fabulous tastes you get with Asian cooking. You can also add a few egg rolls to round it out. You can find Chicken Egg Rolls or Vegetable Egg Rolls by clicking the links. I hope you’ll try this quick and easy beef and broccoli recipe, enjoy and Happy Cooking!