beef and broccoli stir-fry

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By Diana Adcock
from Yes, IL

The method used in this recipe is important. Please marinate the full 3 hours. You won't be sorry.

serves 3-4
prep time 4 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For beef and broccoli stir-fry

  • 1 lb
    beef cut into 1/4 inch strips, 2 inches long
  • 3 c
    broccoli florets
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    Tamari sauce
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 lg
    egg white, beaten until frothy
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp
    sherry wine
  • 1/4 c
    oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil

How To Make beef and broccoli stir-fry

  • 1
    A note about beef. Just about any cut will do, so don't feel you need to buy "the best". Make sure you cut your beef against the grain. This means when you look at your slice it will look like you cut through a handful of straws where all you see are little circles. If you cut your beef "with" the grain you will have chewy strips. Not good! Cut beef into 1/4 inch thick strips.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl mix together the beef strips and tamari sauce. Stir well making sure every piece is coated.
  • 3
    To the beef mixture add the white sugar and black pepper, stirring for 3 minutes to combine and help the sugar dissolve.
  • 4
    Add the whipped egg white and corn starch, again stirring for 3 minutes. You DO NOT want to see any sugar or corn starch.
  • 5
    Cover and let stand in the fridge for 3 hours, stirring once at 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • 6
    Bring a wok or very large skillet to medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and sesame oil.
  • 7
    Stir-fry the broccoli for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Using a slotted spoon remove to a bowl and set aside.
  • 8
    Add minced garlic to wok giving it a quick stir. Do not let it brown.
  • 9
    Add meat to the wok and stir-fry until "just" done, around 4-5 minutes tops.
  • 10
    Return broccoli to wok and give it a good stir.
  • 11
    Add the sherry and oyster sauce, stirring/tossing for 1 minute to make sure beef and broccoli are well coated with sauce.
  • 12
    Serve over hot white rice or noodles.

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