Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spicy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

taken from ** Pampered Chef Main Dishes** Recipes at the Heart of Every Meal ** page 16

1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 boneless beef top sirloin steak (1-1/4 pounds), trimmed
3 cups broccoli flouwerets
1 medium onion
1 medium red bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 teaspoon peeled fresh ginger root, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup beef broth

  1. In bowl, whisk together soy sauce, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Cut steak lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1/4 inch thick strips. Add beef to soy sauce mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, cut broccoli into flowerets and onion into thin wedges; Cut bell pepper into thin strips, 2 incehs long. Set vegetables aside. Press garlic and finely chop ginger root.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of remaining oil in skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add half each of beef, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes to skillet. Stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook). Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with 1 teaspoon of the remaining oil and remaining beef, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Remove from skillet.
  4. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet until hot. Add broccoli, onion and bell pepper; stir-fry 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return beef to skillet; add broth. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring gently, until sauce is slightly thickened.
yield 4 servings

I give this recipe a:
I didn't have any fresh ginger so I used powdered ginger. I also used a green pepper instead of a red pepper and omitted the red pepper flakes because my kids were eating it. All in all...this was terrific. The meat was tender and the flavoring was great! I served over rice! 


amy said...

thanks for the follow Erica. And the recipe. I am always lookikng for something good to fix. have a great week.

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Kim said...

Sounds yummy! I love recipes from Pampered Chef!

Amy said...

thanks for the follow Erica. And the recipe. I am always lookikng for something good to fix. have a great week.

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