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Beef and Broccoli with Stir-Fried Vegetables

Beef and Broccoli with Stir-Fried Vegetables

Happy Monday everyone! I have a fun new recipe to share! Shay had requested for me to make beef and broccoli for him. Problem was, I had never cooked beef and broccoli before, unless you count those skillet meals found in the frozen section of the grocery store.

You can probably guess Shay had the beef and broccoli and I had some stir-fried vegetables over rice.

Beef and Broccoli (Shay’s Way):

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lb beef steak cut into strips (I used round steak but you can use flank)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey (or brown sugar/sweetener of your choice)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 ½- 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Dash of ground ginger
  • Several squirts of Sriracha
  • 1 bag of broccoli florets, frozen
  • 1-2 tbsp cornstarch

In a small bowl, I mixed all the wet ingredients and spices before pouring it over the beef in a Crock Pot. The meat and sauce cooked on low for about 4-5 hours. During the last thirty minutes, I added the broccoli. I also removed about a ½ cup of the sauce from the Crockpot and mixed it with cornstarch. I would start off with a few teaspoons and add more in order to reach the desired consistency.  Serve over rice with green onions, toasted sesame seeds, or drizzle with Sriracha.

Stir-Fry Vegetables (Shan’s Plan):

  • ½ bag of carrots
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 bag of broccoli florets, frozen
  • About ½ onion
  • Gluten-free teriyaki sauce
  • Sesame oil or olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dice up all of the vegetables. For the broccoli, I cooked the bag in the microwave to give it a “head start.” Heat some sesame oil or olive oil in a skillet before adding in your garlic. Toss in all of your vegetables and drizzle in your teriyaki sauce. As the vegetables begin to tenderize, I added in more sauce. I cooked the vegetables until I started to see slight browning on them since I enjoy the Hibachi-style look of vegetables! Altogether, I used probably about ½ cup of teriyaki sauce. It’s purely up to your taste. This dish would also taste delicious if you wanted to use ordinary soy or tamari sauce with some white vinegar. Serve your vegetables over rice or alongside beef and broccoli if you would like, and top with onions.

So there you have it! Shay was impressed I was able to make something resembling the Chinese take out places. Successfully slayed 🙂

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