Broccoli Beef

 recipe serves 4

recipe slightly adapted from Eat What You Want

  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1- 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets and blanched
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 scallions, sliced on the bias

Season the beef with the salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch. Set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil until just smoking. Add the beef and cook stirring occasionally, until the meat is just about cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet, then add the onions and cook until they are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the blanched and drained broccoli and cook for 1 minute. Then add the reserved garlic sauce and stir to coat. Return the beef to the skillet and continue to cook until the beef is cooked through and the sauce has reduced slightly, about 3 minutes more. Spoon over rice, sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions to garnish.