This is a homemade version of our favorite Chinese takeout. Delicious beef and broccoli stir fry is perfect to serve with rice for an easy and quick weeknight dinner.
1 lb. beef, round cut into strips; or, another TENDER cut
¼ c. low sodium soy sauce
½ c. beef broth
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp dried onion powder
¼ tsp ground ginger or more to taste
½ tsp dried garlic powder or more to taste
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
minced fresh garlic and minced fresh ginger to taste
1 lb. broccoli florets
1 tbsp oil
Step 1: To marinate the beef, first mix the beef broth with soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, cornstarch, spices, and fresh garlic/ginger, if used in a medium bowl until well combined. Then, stir in the beef and set it aside.
Step 2: In a large saute pan, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the broccoli to the pan and stir fry for about 5 minutes until the broccoli is just tender. Set the broccoli aside when done.
Step 3: Adjust the heat to medium-high. In the same pan, add the beef with the marinade and stir-fry for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes until the beef is just cooked. Adjust the cooking time depending on how you want the beef.
Step 4: Into the beef, stir in the broccoli, and simmer for about 30 to 60 seconds or until the sauce has thickened. To taste, add more soy sauce or salt.