Just another Manic Monday

Because quoting terrible Bangles songs is SO CURRENT. I know.

So, today yields a genuine recipe now that I’m back on my feet (literally).

Beef and Broccoli

I took the idea from a combination of my love of stir-fry experimentation and a recipe from Ruth Stahl. Bon appetit!

  • 1 lb angus or chuck steak (I went with angus for this one).
  • 2-3 large heads of broccoli
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes

Beef and broccoli

  1. Stir together 2-2.5 tablespoons of cornstarch, granulated garlic, and 3 tablespoons of water in a medium bowl
  2. Cut the steak into thin strips, roughly 3 inches in length
  3. Add the steak strips to the bowl and toss until coated with cornstarch mixture
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil (I like to use Sesame Oil in my stir-fry) in a large skillet or wok and add strips of steak
  5. Stir-fry the beef until cooked thoroughly (I am a well-done type of person, but that’s your call)
  6. Using the same skillet/wok, set aside the beef and cook the onion and broccoli until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes
  7. Return the beef to skillet and cook, adding water if the liquid gets too low
  8. Mix together the soy sauce, sugar, ginger, chili powder and flakes, and minced garlic and add the remaining water and cornstarch; add to skillet
  9. Cook for a few more minutes
  10. Bask in your sense of accomplishment

 

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