This is a great weekday dinner idea. It’s easy, it’s fast, is, simple! The world’s easiest broccoli beef.
No. Seriously. It really is the world’s easiest recipe. You probably don’t even have to follow my measurements! There are a few key things when making this dish that ensures it comes out a success, and I will share it with you now. (Trust me! I’m Chinese, I know what I’m doing it when it comes to broccoli beef!). To make it even healthier, serve over a bed of brown rice to get your whole grains.
You ready? You ready for the beef and broccoli tips that will change your life?
Here they are:
1) Make sure you get the right cut of beef. Preferred: hangar, flank, flatiron. Then make sure you slice against the grain. These cuts offer the perfect amount of tenderness, and cutting against the grain helps to make sure it is nice and soft and not too chewy.
2) When marinating the meat, baking soda is the active ingredient that really makes the meat soft and tender. Don’t skip it! I know, it’s weird. Why would I put the same ingredient I use to wash stains out of stuff on my meat? Trust me! It does some break down on the meat and it’s key.
3) When making the stir-fry slurry/sauce; make sure you use 1 cup chicken broth vs. water. It makes the sauce that much more flavorful and all the flavors round out when you’re finished sautéing everything.
4) Don’t pre-cook the broccoli. Use fresh broccoli, and just throw it in to the pan after the meat is sautéed. The steam/sauce in the pan will cook it just enough while keeping it crunchy and crisp. If you cook it before and put it back into the pan, the broccoli can become overcooked and soggy. And who loves mushy broccoli?Print
I'm author of The Juicy Peach Diaries. I believe that being healthy can taste delicious and be awesome. I am not strictly gluten-free, diary-free, or meat-free. I believe we can get all of the nutrients we need from a variety of foods, and that life is all about joy & balance. When I’m not blogging, you’ll likely find me on a kayak, in new countries & tasting foods I’ve never had, or hand-picking fruit on a farm.