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cheapo broccoli beef

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carol Flynn
Tyler, TX

What I love about this recipe is that it is versatile and can be prepared any number of ways. I have used an oriental mix of vegetables in place of the broccoli and carrots. I have used chicken or pork in place of the beef. I can adapt it to serve as many or few people as I need to (I never know when my son or daughter will pop in for dinner and the grand babies love this meal!). I hope you enjoy this as much as my family.

(1 rating)
yield 4 - a whole crowd
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cheapo broccoli beef

  • 1 1/2 - 2 lb
    cheap cut of beef (usually use roundsteak)
  • 2 c
    fresh broccoli or 1 - 16 oz bag frozen broccoli
  • 2 c
    fresh sliced carrots or 1 - 16 oz bag of frozen carrots
  • 1 pkg
    per person, oriental flavored ramen noodles
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch per person
  • 1/2 c
    hot water per person
  • 2 Tbsp
  • soy sauce
  • salt and pepper

How To Make cheapo broccoli beef

  • 1
    Prep: Cut beef into bite sized pieces. Kitchen scissors makes this quick and easy. Cut broccoli and carrots into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with soy sauce. Measure hot water and add seasoning packets from noodles and corn starch. Stir until dissolved and set aside.
  • 2
    Cook: Heat skillet or wok on med to med high heat.
  • 3
    Add oil.
  • 4
    Add meat and stir fry until done to preference.
  • 5
    Add vegetables at any stage and stir fry to preferred tenderness. Since I am usually cooking multiple servings, I cook the meat and vegetables separately.
  • 6
    Remove meat and vegetables, leaving drippings in pan.
  • 7
    Stir cornstarch mixture and slowly add to skillet, stir with a wire whisk until clear and bubbly (mixture will be cloudy until properly cooked.) If sauce is too thick, add hot water a little at a time until preferred consistency. If sauce is too thin, mix 1 - 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to enough water to make a paste that is pouring consistency and pour into sauce. Continue in this manner until the sauce is to your desired consistency.
  • 8
    Add meat and vegetables to sauce and let simmer a few minutes until everything is hot and bubbly.
  • 9
    Boil noodles per package direction, or until just tender. You don't want to over cook the noodles!
  • 10
    Spoon the sauce mixture over hot noodles.
  • 11
    Sprinkle with soy sauce, salt and pepper.