Contestant Yaku Moton-Spruill's dish, Beef and Broccoli Chip Stack Soup, for the Mentor Challenge, ET Don't Phone In, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 12.
Recipe courtesy of Yaku Moton-Spruill

Beef and Broccoli Stem Soup

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



Special equipment:
a deep-fry thermometer
  1. Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high heat.
  2. Simmer the 6 thinly sliced broccoli stems (reserve the extra-thinly-sliced stem) in the beef broth to infuse the broth, 15 minutes. Strain out the broccoli pieces and discard.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the pepper tops and sweet chile sauce in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the steak all over with the soy sauce, brown sugar and some salt and pepper.
  5. Lightly oil the grill grates and then grill the steak to the desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let rest.
  6. Fill a large Dutch oven halfway with oil; slowly heat to 350 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer. Fry the reserved broccoli until golden brown.
  7. Divide the finished broth among 4 bowls. Thinly slice the steak and divide it among the bowls. Spoon on the pepper-sweet chile relish, and top with the fried broccoli stem chips.
  8. Garnish with chives.