Beef and broccoli is take-out that I love making at home.
Cooking this classic in your own kitchen allows you to control key elements the dish, like the crunchiness of the broccoli, the cut of beef and the saltiness of your sauce.
I like using a lot of broccoli in my beef and broccoli. It’s my favorite part. I love how the florets catch the sauce and they give a great crunch to the tender seared beef.
The sauce is perfectly seasoned. It’s not too salty and the sherry and ginger add a few more levels of flavor. It’s better than a lot of beef and broccoli I’ve ordered for take-out. Plus, it’s easy and fast to make.
I love making a big batch of this for weekend movie night. It’s fun to go back for seconds…or thirds of this delish beef and broccoli take-out at home!
Beef & Broccoli
Adapted from Rainy Day Gal
1 lb flank steak
3 crowns of broccoli
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon sherry
2-3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons canola oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup beef broth
salt + pepper
rice or chow mein for serving
Put flank steak in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before slicing. This makes it easier to slice thin pieces. When cutting, go against the grain so the meat remains tender. Set aside when finished and begin making marinade.
Combine the soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk together. Add the sherry, oyster sauce, canola oil, garlic, ginger and brown sugar and mix thoroughly. Pour half of the sauce on the flank steak slices and another in a separate bowl and set aside.
Steam your broccoli and make rice. Set broccoli aside when it reaches your desired crunch level.
When your rice is nearly done, preheat a large saute pan to sear your flank steak.
When the pan is ready, add the steak in an even layer cooking in separate batches if necessary. Do not overcrowd the pan or the steak will steam and not sear.
Remove all steak from pan and add beef stock and reserved marinade to pan, stir together cook until the sauce becomes slightly thickened. Add the steak and broccoli to the sauce and stir together. Cook for several minutes being sure to coat everything in the sauce.
Serve with rice or chow mein and enjoy!