Beef & Broccoli with noodles or rice is one of our family’s go-to dishes for a quick, delicious and nutritious workday meal.
Originally published june 2010.
Served with noodles or rice, Beef & Broccoli is one of our family’s go to dishes for a quick healthy meal.
This beef and broccoli recipe, a Chinese take-out favourite, makes a terrific quick cook meal for a busy weekday or busier weekend supper. We serve it with steamed rice or Chinese noodles.
This is also a great buffet dish when serving a crowd or at potluck dinners. It always disappears quickly. We often carry a separate pot of plain steamed rice to add to the buffet and serve with it.
I find that the plain steamed rice is far less fussy than making noodles in advance which would just stick to each other. Rice is easily reheated in the microwave too.
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Beef and Broccoli with noodles or rice is one of our family's go-to dishes for a quick, delicious and nutritious workday meal.
- 1 1/2 pounds of broccoli, (cleaned and cut into 1 1/2 inch florets)
- 1 1/2 pounds strip loin steak, ask for it thick cut to 1 1/2 inches
- salt and pepper to season
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tbsp peanut oil, or canola oil
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
- 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2/3 cup beef stock
- Cornstarch Slurry, 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp cold water
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- Steam the broccoli florets for only about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Drop the steamed florets into a big bowl of ice water to stop the cooking action. Drain the florets from the cold water and set aside.
- Slice the beef across the grain in thin slices. Heat the peanut oil in a wok at the highest heat. Lightly season the beef strips with salt and pepper and cook the beef strips in small batches for only a couple of minutes in the wok. Set aside.
- Saute the minced garlic in the wok for a minute before adding the freshly ground nutmeg, Chinese five spice powder, fresh grated ginger , hoisin sauce, oyster sauce and beef stock. Simmer together for a few minutes before adding enough of the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce. Taste the sauce and do a final seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
- Add the toasted sesame oil.
- Toss the cooked beef strips and broccoli back into the sauce and toss together over high heat only for a minute until the broccoli is heated through.
- Serve over rice or Chinese noodles. Toasted cashews make a nice garnish too.
Serving Size4 servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 559Saturated Fat 12gCholesterol 137mgSodium 729mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 41g