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Beef and Broccoli (Better than Takeout)

Two recipes in one day!! No way? 🙂 Yes way!!  Tonight’s dinner was better than take out.  By that I mean healthier than traditional Chinese food.  It tastes very delicious but I won’t say it’s better than that greasy goodness that comes in those awesome white take out containers.  I just won’t! However, it’s still very good and healthier.  So put away that take out menu and keep reading for the recipe!

I love Chinese food and unfortunately once I get the craving for it it’s like I have to have it within 24 hours or I’ll go crazy.  Not really, well maybe a little! Beef and Broccoli is one of my favorite Chinese meals.  I always feel like it’s healthier than my other favorite dishes that are fried.  I’m not sure that is the case but I like to tell myself that.

With trying to be healthy and make healthier food choices I decided to make Beef and Broccoli tonight.  I had all the ingredients and felt like making something new.  Below is my recipe for it.  Like I’ve said before probably not an authentic take on it, but it’s my take on Beef and Broccoli.  Get your chop sticks ready!!

Beef and Broccoli

Ingredients:
1.5 lbs flat iron steak cut into strips or chunks
4 cups broccoli, steamed
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 T cornstarch
2 T honey or brown sugar
1 T Sesame oil
1/2 T olive oil
1/4 cup & 2 T beef broth, no salt
2 T Scallions, sliced
2 t onion powder
2 t garlic powder
4 cup, cooked white rice

Directions: In a bowl whisk together 1/2 cup soy sauce, 2 T cornstarch, 2 T honey, 1 T Sesame oil, 2 T beef broth, minced garlic and onion and garlic powder.  Set aside till ready to use.  In another bowl whisk 1/4 cup beef broth and 1 T cornstarch then mix with the cut up beef.  Heat a wok or large saute pan on high heat. Add in the olive oil then add in the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes then add in the beef and cook about 5-6 minutes or until the meat is done to your liking.  Whisk the sauce up again to make sure the cornstarch didn’t stick to the bottom of the bowl.  Add half of the sauce into the the wok with the meat.  Mix well and constantly.  Cook for 1-2 minutes.  Next add in the steamed broccoli and the remaining sauce.  Again, mix well and constantly and cook about 2-3 minutes.  Serve immediately and with white rice and top with chopped scallions.

Note:  If you like ginger feel free to add ginger to the sauce either fresh or the spice.  I don’t care for ginger so I leave it out.  When cooking the broccoli I do steam it before hand to it’s tender when I finish the dish.  You will want to under steam the broccoli as it will be cooking a little in the wok as well.

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