Chinese Beef With Broccoli

Total Time:
30 min
20 min
10 min

4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 thin slices peeled ginger
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)

Whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large bowl. Add the steak and toss to coat; refrigerate until ready to cook.

Whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon each cornstarch and soy sauce, the oyster sauce and chicken broth in a small bowl; set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the ginger, broccoli and the remaining 1 teaspoon sugar and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes; transfer to a plate. Heat 1 more tablespoon peanut oil in the skillet, add the onion and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, turning gently, 2 minutes. Transfer the onion and tomatoes to the plate with the broccoli.

Reduce the heat to medium high; add the remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil to the skillet. Add the garlic and steak and stir-fry 1 minute. Whisk the sauce mixture, then add to the skillet and simmer 1 minute. Return the vegetables to the skillet; cook until the meat is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with rice, if desired.

Per serving: Calories 404; Fat 24 g (Saturated 6 g); Cholesterol 45 mg; Sodium 1,055 mg; Carbohydrate 18 g; Fiber 4 g; Protein 30 g

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No. No. No. Did not like it at all! Added hoisin sauce and honey and that helped but without doing that it was not good.It just was not a good flavor. Way to salty and I used low sodium soy sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only change I made was I omitted the tomatoes (it just didnt sound right with this dish and added some mushrooms (sautéed with diced shallots, oyster sauce, chicken stock and ginger; then added to the recipe at the end. The main dish with the meat turned out a little too salty because I didn't use low-salt soy sauce...but putting it over plain white rice made it almost perfect! And the flavor of the broccoli and onions were fantastic! I will be making this again.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
With a few tweaks to the recipe, we devoured it! While I didn't have any ginger, I think it would add good flavor, so I'll use it next time. This time I doubled the garlic, added red pepper flakes to the meat marinade, and added Sriracha sauce to the nearly finished dish. It was great, and I'll replicate this same recipe again, but add a little ginger to it next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME! This was so easy & so delicious. We did it as a 'beef and broccoli'. i didn't do the tomatoes or onions and i doubled everything else. it was sooooo good. Both of my picky boys loved it, as did I. This is for sure my "go to" beef/broccoli recipe from now on! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night and was very disappointed. I followed the recipe and used only fresh herbs and it was still very bland. The meat was excellent, but that was it. I even added red pepper to give it some kick, but that really do it, either. I have made far better Chinese dishes than this one. I won't be making it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was excellent! I omitted the tomatoes. Next time I would use more ginger and more garlic.I might consider adding red bell pepper, sliced carrots or mushrooms. Or I think you could substitute green bell pepper for the broccoli. This was by far the best chinese recipe I've ever tried. Thank you Food Network magazine! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. I did not use broccoli and used asparagus and little sweet peppers in all the colors instead. Changed up the tomatoes for little grape tomatoes. I also added a little siracha hot sauce at the end since I like spicy and garnished with some fresh cilantro. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! I chose not to use the tomatoes, and I added red pepper flakes when I added the garlic for some heat and depth of flavor. I think next time I'll include half of the garlic in the meat marinade as well and maybe add some red bell peppers for an extra veggie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tasted really healthy! However, it was a bit bland for my liking. I suggest adding more oyster sauce while stir frying the beef. A tablespoon will do. I'm going to try adding some carrots the next time I make this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really yummy! I didn't have any oyster sauce so I used the juice from a can of clams I had in the cupboard. Also used olive instead of peanut oil. Still tasted awesome. Great base recipe to add different veggies and experiment with. I'm definately going to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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