Cheapo Broccoli Beef

Cheapo Broccoli Beef Recipe

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Carol Flynn


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.


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4 - a whole crowd
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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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


  • 1Prep:
    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.
  • 2Cook:
    Heat skillet or wok on med to med high heat.
  • 3Add oil.
  • 4Add meat and stir fry until done to preference.
  • 5Add vegetables at any stage and stir fry to preferred tenderness. Since I am usually cooking multiple servings, I cook the meat and vegetables separately.
  • 6Remove meat and vegetables, leaving drippings in pan.
  • 7Stir 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.
  • 8Add meat and vegetables to sauce and let simmer a few minutes until everything is hot and bubbly.
  • 9Boil noodles per package direction, or until just tender. You don't want to over cook the noodles!
  • 10Spoon the sauce mixture over hot noodles.
  • 11Sprinkle with soy sauce, salt and pepper.

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About Cheapo Broccoli Beef

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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