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beef and broccoli stir-fry

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Diana Adcock
Yes, IL

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Make sure to marinate the beef for this stir-fry as long as Diana suggests. It soaks up the delicious marinade and adds the perfect Asian flavor to the dish. The broccoli is crunchy and a nice contrast to the tender meat. Serve over rice for an Asian-inspired meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 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

  • Beef cut into slices.
    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.
  • Coating beef in tamari sauce.
    In a medium bowl mix together the beef strips and tamari sauce. Stir well making sure every piece is coated.
  • Sugar and black pepper added to the beef.
    To the beef mixture add the white sugar and black pepper, stirring for 3 minutes to combine and help the sugar dissolve.
  • Whipped egg whites and corn starch added to the beef.
    Add the whipped egg white and corn starch, again stirring for 3 minutes. You DO NOT want to see any sugar or corn starch.
  • Covering the beef to marinate.
    Cover and let stand in the fridge for 3 hours, stirring once at 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • Heating oil in a wok.
    Bring a wok or very large skillet to medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and sesame oil.
  • Frying broccoli in the wok.
    Stir-fry the broccoli for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Using a slotted spoon remove to a bowl and set aside.
  • Stirring minced garlic in the wok.
    Add minced garlic to wok giving it a quick stir. Do not let it brown.
  • Cooking beef in the wok.
    Add meat to the wok and stir-fry until "just" done, around 4-5 minutes tops.
  • Adding broccoli back to the wok.
    Return broccoli to wok and give it a good stir.
  • Stirring in sherry and oyster sauce.
    Add the sherry and oyster sauce, stirring/tossing for 1 minute to make sure beef and broccoli are well coated with sauce.
  • Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry served over rice.
    Serve over hot white rice or noodles.