Beef

Beef & Broccoli

My son, daughter and myself all like Chinese food

My wife, however, can do without it

Now let’s get some background

She worked in a Chinese food restaurant for years when she was a teenager, and sometimes too much of a good thing is well, too much

However, when I make Chinese food at home, everyone loves it

Typically you can use many cuts of beef here to make this dish however they had a really good sale on a beef filet roast

I used the main filet to make Grilled Filet Mignon and what I had left over was the thinner tail and a flap from the front of the filet which went to this dish

You heard it right, I used filet here

I have about 1.5 pounds of meat here that I will cut into chunks

Then into strips

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Now for the marinade

We will need 3/4 cup of teriyaki sauce, 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, 1 tablespoon Gravy Master, 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger, 3 garlic cloves grated and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil

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Add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk

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Place the meat in a resealable bag and pour in the marinade

Force all the air out of the baggie and seal

Refrigerate for a couple hours or overnight

After the meat marinates strain it reserving the liquid

Place the marinade in a pot, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes

Set the meat aside and allow it to come to room temperature

Next lets work on the broccoli

I’m going to steam the broccoli to par cook it

This way I can just finish it off in the pan without over cooking it

I have three large bunches of broccoli

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Next we are going to cut florets off discarding the bulk of the stems

Then place them in a steam basket

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Get 1 cup of water boiling then place the broccoli steam basket over it

Cook 5-6 minutes or until you can just pierce it with a knife

Remember your going to cook it a bit more in the pan

 

Remove the broccoli from heat and get it into an ice and water bath to stop the cooking process

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Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat

Add in the beef and give it a quick sear for 2-3 minutes per side then remove and set aside

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Next we will need 2 onions and 2 red bell peppers

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Peel the onions and cut them into strips along with the peppers

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Add them into the pan you seared the meat in stirring up the juice and browned bits from the bottom

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Cook for 5-6 minutes or until they are nicely caramelized but still maintain a bit of crunch

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Add the meat back in along with the cooked down marinade

If you want to thicken this at all simply whisk together 1/4 cup of stock with 2 tablespoons of flour or corn starch and stir it in

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Add in the broccoli and mix together

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Cook another 4-6 minutes to allow the flavors to meld

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Remove from the heat

I like to chop up some fresh parsley and scallions to top this off with

We also sprinkle it with some crushed red pepper

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Beef & Broccoli

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

1.5 pounds of beef

For the marinade

3/4 cup of teriyaki sauce

1/2 cup of soy sauce

3 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of fish sauce

1 tablespoon of Gravy Master

1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger

3 garlic cloves grated

2 teaspoons of sesame oil

For the stir fry

3 large heads of broccoli (lightly steamed)

2 onions

2 red bell peppers

2 scallions

2 tablespoons of fresh parsley

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 cup of stock (optional for a thickener)

2 tablespoons of flour (optional as a thickener)

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions

Cut  1.5 pounds of beef into chunks then into strips.  In a bowl whisk together 3/4 cup of teriyaki sauce, 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, 1 tablespoon Gravy Master, 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger, 3 garlic cloves grated and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil.  Place the meat in a resealable bag and pour in the marinade Force all the air out of the baggie and seal.  Refrigerate for a couple hours or overnight

After the meat marinates strain it reserving the marinade.  Place the marinade in a pot, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes

Cut the florets from three large bunches of broccoli, discarding the bulk of the stems. Then place them in a steam basket.  Get 1 cup of water boiling then place the broccoli steam basket over it.  Cook 5-6 minutes or until you can just pierce it with a knife     Remove the broccoli from heat and get it into an ice and water bath to stop the cooking process

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.  Add in the beef and give it a quick sear for 2-3 minutes per side then remove and set aside

Peel 2 onions and cut them into strips along with 2 red bell peppers.  Add them into the pan you seared the meat in stirring up the juice and browned bits from the pan.  Cook for 5-6 minutes or until they are nicely caramelized but still maintain a bit of crunch

Add the meat back in along with the cooked down marinade.  If you want to thicken this at all simply whisk together 1/4 cup of stock with 2 tablespoons of flour or corn starch and stir it in.  Add in the broccoli and mix together. Cook another 4-6 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.  Remove from the heat.  Sprinkle with fresh parsley, scallions and crushed red pepper flakes

Tools used to make this recipe 

Simply Bamboo Cutting Board

OXO Good Grips Fish Turner

Lodge Cast Iron Pan

Cook N Home Stainless Steel 4-Piece Pasta Cooker Steamer

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2 comments on “Beef & Broccoli

  1. Mike looks amazing can’t wait to try it!!!!!!

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