How to Make Beef and Broccoli
Beef and broccoli go together in Chinese cooking like peanut butter and jelly in western cuisine. The following easy Beef and Broccoli recipe is a classic stir fry dish and is well-suited for beginner cooks new to Chinese cooking because of its simplicity. If you are concerned about weight loss or high cholesterol, remember to use no more than 4 ounces of LEAN beef, and to trim off the fat.
Beef with Broccoli Recipe
- 4 ounces lean beef meat, thinly sliced against the grain
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry/dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 broccoli, cut into florets
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt to taste
Combine the beef with the wine and 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and let marinate for 20 minutes. Heat up a wok with 1 tablespoon oil. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 15 seconds, then add the beef and stir-fry for 1 minute or until the redness is gone, then transfer it to a dish. Add the remaining oil to the wok and heat it up. Add the broccoli and stir-fry until it becomes slightly soft, then return the beef to the wok. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and continue to stir-fry until the beef and broccoli are cooked through, add salt to taste, and serve with rice.
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