Beef and Broccoli is a favorite of mine. It's important to take your time, mix well and marinate for the full 3 hours. You wont be sorry!
- 3⁄4 lb beef, cut into very thin strips, pencil thin and no longer that 2 inches in length
- 3 cups broccoli florets, bite sized
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (not lite)
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 egg white, beaten until frothy
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons sherry wine
- 1⁄4 cup oyster sauce
- 3 -4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a medium mixing bowl add together the beef strips and soy sauce.
- Mix to be sure all the beef is coated.
- Add the sugar and pepper, stirring for 3 minutes to be sure each piece is evenly coated and sugar is dissolving.
- Add the whipped egg white and slowly stir in the cornstarch, again stirring for 3 minutes to make sure the beef is evenly coated.
- You DO NOT want to see any sugar or cornstarch.
- Cover and let stand in the fridge for 3 hours, stirring well after 1 and 1/2 hours.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Bring a wok to medium high heat.
- Par boil the broccoli for 1 minute.
- Drain in colander in sink.
- Add 2 T. oil and garlic to wok and quickly"mush" around.
- Stir fry the broccoli until tender crisp, around 5-6 minutes tops.
- Remove broccoli to a bowl.
- Add the remaining oil if needed and stir fry the meat until just under done.
- Return broccoli to wok and stir.
- Add the sherry and oyster sauce.
- Stir fry for 1 minute making sure broccoli and beef is thoroughly coated with sauce.
- Serve over hot white rice.
I tweaked the recipe a bit for my tastes, and it came out very flavorful, and delicious. I added about 1/4 tsp of ground ginger to the marinade, and 1 large clove of minced garlic. I doubled the recipe, since I used a beef roast. I let it marinade for the 3 hours, and it was perfectly tender. I also chopped up a 1/2 an onion into strips to stir-fry with it. I just dumped all the meat into my pan, the onion, and the broccoli and fried it all up together for about 10-15 min. until the meat was done. Came out wonderful, and no other pan to clean up! The broccoli was frozen to begin with and was tender crisp when the meat was finished. Thanks for a great recipe!
This was excellent!! Didn't have time to marinate the full 3 hours, so it was almost 1 hour. I used NY Strip (a little pricey, but worth it to me). Like another rater, I am too lazy to parboil and dirty another pan. I used about an inch of water in the bottom of the wok and cooked the broccoli a few minutes this way. I found that this made it so I didn't have to use as much oil when I stir fried the broccoli (will definitely use this technique again). I threw a handful of peanuts on the top of mine when done. This is going to be a favorite! I can't wait to try it again fully marinated!
This was great! Hubby is allergic to oysters so I substituted black bean sauce in its place. I used sesame oil instead of vegetable oil. I marinade the meat during the day while I was gone, so for about 10 hrs. The meat was very tender and flavorful. I will certainly be making this again.