Beef with Broccoli

10 August 2008 8 comments

Someone emailed me and asked me for a quick recipe that can be made with vegetables and meat. This is my 'fall back' dish whenever I'm in a rush or just too lazy to think of what to cook for dinner. This very basic dish can be made with any available ingredients in your fridge. For this recipe, I used beef tri-tips and broccoli. I blanched the broccoli in boiling water for one minute to keep the bright green color. You can adjust the amount of oyster sauce depending on your taste and the kind of chicken stock you use (canned stock are already salty.)

2 long strips of beef tri-tip, sliced thinly about 2-in. long
2 bunches of broccoli, cut into pieces and blanched for 1-min. in boiling water
1/4 onion, sliced thinly
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp Oyster sauce (Lee Kum Kee brand, for example)
2 tsp Chinese rice wine (or sweet rice wine like Mirin)
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp sesame oil
pinch of chili pepper flakes (optional)
1 tbsp canola oil

Mix oyster sauce, rice wine, sugar, cornstarch, chicken broth, sesame oil and ground pepper, set aside. Heat oil in a large pan or skillet. Saute garlic and onions over medium heat until limp. Add beef strips and chili pepper flakes, cook until no longer pink (this cooks quickly since it is sliced thin). Add broccoli pieces, and cook until broccoli stalk is tender but still crunchy, about 4 minutes or less. Add the sauce mixture, stir and mix until it thickens, about 1-1/2 minutes. Serve with steamed rice.

Tip: I purchase the family-size beef tri-tips pack and use the FoodSaver vacuum system to re-pack it in small portions, each pack is just enough for one dish.

8 comments: to “ Beef with Broccoli so far...

  • laura August 11, 2008

    fave ito ng asawa ko.

  • Keith August 11, 2008

    Salamat, Babette. I know if you cook for me, I would never go hungry. For now, I cook better than my significant other..... Sigh. I am thinking she may have me do all the cooking. I guess that would be alright.

    Broccoli with beef, always delightful

  • Gourmet Coffee August 14, 2008

    This is a very solid dish to fall back on... and to make on purpose. =P

  • haze August 14, 2008

    Hey you're back and I was out ! We went for a 3 weeks vacation and now I have to face tons of chores! Hay tapos na bakasyon !

    I have already tried this recipe, sarap :D!

  • Joy0z August 14, 2008

    hello Mam beth pa edit naman ng Joy6 mo into this url . Alam mo di ako marunong magluto hehe. Gagayahin ko yan recipe mo one day. Ayoko sa kusina kasi lagi ako napapaso Lol!

  • gLoR!e August 15, 2008

    Ang sarap naman starting to feel hungry now..huhuhu balik lang ako pag hindi na ako gutom..hehehe

  • gandarynako August 24, 2008

    huwaw this is one of my fave chinese dishes! now i wish i had something like this for dinner tonight ;-(

    it really looks delish! ;-)

  • Imelda August 31, 2008

    i will try this. thanks for posting this.