Saturday, March 29, 2008

Beef and Broccoli, 25th Post!!

Woo hoo, its my 25th post! Tonight I made beef and broccoli and it tasted just like Chinese take-out! Gotta love that. I started with this recipe:,1727,154186-237202,00.html

and altered it a bit to get the following recipe:

Beef and Broccoli with Rice

Quick Brown Rice (your favorite brand)

1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 lb. thin beef
Olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced (or desired amount of jarred
1/4 tsp. red pepper, crushed, dried
2 c. broccoli flowerets
1/2 c. beef broth

In a bowl, combine cornstarch and soy sauce with a whisk. Coat thin beef with sauce, cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours (or overnight). Drain, Reserve marinade (important!!). Cut beef into thin, bite sized strips.

Cook rice according to package directions.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to electric skillet or skillet on cook top on medium-low (250 degrees). Add garlic and red pepper. Cook for 2 minutes and remove- place in same bowl as reserved marinade. Add 1 tablespoon oil and broccoli, cook 2 minutes and remove to separate bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil and beef and cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add beef broth, reserved marinade and garlic/red pepper, bring to boil, stirring constantly, cook for 1 minute. Add broccoli and cook 2-3 minutes or until broccoli is at desired tenderness (make sure you don't burn the sauce). Serve with rice.

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