Easy Beef and Broccoli
Save your money and make your favorite beef and broccoli at home. It’s even easier than driving to your favorite Chinese take-out place.
I’m actually not the biggest fan of Chinese food. It took me a long time, a trip to Thailand, and really good Vietnamese food near my house to realize my devotions. I LOVE the vinegar-ey flavors of Thai & Vietnamese food, but I also looooove beef & broccoli. So it’s all good. It’s especially good because this homemade restaurant style beef & broccoli is so quick and easy, you know it’s one of those things that just seems too good to be true…. but it’s not.
Beef & broccoli is a go-to order at Asian restaurants…. even sometimes at Thai restaurants, like I said on self.com. These versions are pretty different, and now I really want to make a Thai style beef & broccoli…. but I gotta make room in my fridge for oyster and fish sauce. womp, womp. In the meantime, enjoy this really easy & super delicious soy sauce based beef & broccoli. Annnd just like all my other recipes, this takes right around 30 minutes. So seriously, unless you live next door to a Chinese restaurant, it’s just as quick as take-out.
Save your money and make your favorite beef and broccoli at home. It's even easier than driving to your favorite Chinese take-out place.
- 1 cup brown rice quick cooking
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 pound flank steak sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup beef stock
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 pound broccoli pre-chopped
- 1 cup edamame beans removed from shells
Cook rice according to instructions
Pour canola oil into medium-hot pan, add chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes, then add chopped garlic. Cook until onion is translucent, about 3-4 additional minutes.
Add flank steak to onion and garlic mixture. Sear on each side, about 2-3 minutes/side. While flank steak is cooking, mix together beef stock, soy sauce, and brown sugar.
Add soy sauce mixture to beef, stir together. Add broccoli and edamame. MIx all ingredients together, cover pan, and simmer until broccoli is soft, and sauce has thickened up.
Serve over brown rice.
Sesame seeds and red pepper flakes make for delicious toppings to this dish.
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