Sunday, 15 September 2013

Broccoli Beef Stir Fry

Broccoli Beef Stir Fry:  Carole's Chatter

This Broccoli Beef Stir Fry was not a total success.  This was not at all the fault of the Dishing with Leslie recipe that I used as a base – the mistakes were all mine.   The flavour was good and so I will be doing it again – but with a lot less cornflour (corn starch).

I am going to give you the quantities I should have used (sufficient for 3-4 people)

1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch dissolved in ¼ cup of water
2 cloves of garlic minced
Thinly sliced steaks (I used scotch fillet) – sliced against the grain – I had to get the assistance of my better half to work that one out!

Put the garlic into the cornstarch mixture and let it sit for a couple of minutes and then add the beef – and let that sit for 15 minutes or so.

Cut your broccoli up into nice, not too thick florets.
An onion cut into ½ slices
A thumb of ginger thinly julienned (if you use powdered ginger instead use a lot less)

1 Chilli finely diced – I used a small fiery hot one

Make up a sauce with 1 tablespoon cornflour, 1/3 cup soy sauce, splash of rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, your prepared ginger and a teaspoon of garlic chilli sauce and your chilli.

So stir fry your beef mixture on a high heat for 5 minutes.  Take the beef out.  Then fry off your onions and broccoli – about 5 minutes – no more or your broccoli will lose its bright green – which is what happened to mine.

Then in with your sauce and the beef and a final fry for a minute or 2.

Because this all cooks quickly you need to start heating your water for rice before you start cooking and time it all to be ready together.

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  1. Beef with Broccoli is one of my daughter's favorite stir-fries. I think I will try this soon!

  2. Stir frys are my go to mid week meal, you can always make a tasty stir fry with just a few ingredients. Yum :)

  3. Yum, I love Broccoli Beef. I will definitely give this a try. I have never actually made it myself yet. ;)


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