BEEF AND BROCCOLI STIR-FRY

This classic Chinese recipe can be made in less time than it takes to order take-out. Serve with rice, noodles or large Bibb lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps.

Ingredients

2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, divided

1/4 tsp table salt

3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef, thinly sliced against the grain

2 tsp canola oil

1 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

5 cup(s) uncooked broccoli, florets (about a 12 oz bag)

1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced

2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste

1/4 cup(s) low-sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup(s) water

Instructions

  • On a plate, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and salt; add beef and toss to coat.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes; transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  • Add 1/2 cup broth to same pan; stir to loosen any bits on food on bottom of pan. Add broccoli; cover and cook, tossing occasionally and sprinkling with a tablespoon water if needed, until broccoli is almost crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Uncover pan and add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • In a cup, stir together soy sauce, remaining 1/2 cup broth, remaining 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch and water until blended; stir into pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.

Return beef and accumulated juices to pan; toss to coat. Serve. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

 

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