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Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli

If I will be asked to choose my favorite cooking method, I'll definitely choose stir frying. It only involves heating oil in a pan then adding and stirring the ingredients until they are cooked, and you have a delicious meal in less than ten minutes. Stir fried dishes are also healthy and very flexible. You can pretty much toss in whatever combination of meat and vegetables that you have in the refrigerator. What could be better than that?

This Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli that I am sharing with you today is one of my family's favorite stir fry dishes. Not only is it very easy to cook, it's healthy and delicious too. Cutting the ingredients may be a little time consuming, but considering how good this dish is, it's all worth it! You should try it!

  • 1 lb sirloin, flank or eye of round steak, cut into thin strips across the grain
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium sized carrot, peeled and cut intro strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced or grated
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp cornstarch(dissolved in 2 Tbsp water) + another 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 4 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2½ Tbsp pure olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil + another 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
1. Season beef with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper. Add 1 tsp cornstarch, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil. Mix well and set aside. Let sit for about 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, mix oyster sauce, remaining light soy sauce, hoisin sauce, dissolved cornstarch and remaining sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. In a wok or big non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, stir fry garlic, onions and ginger in 1½ Tbsp pure olive oil for about 30 seconds. Add beef and stir fry for 3 minutes or until there's no more red showing.
4. Add remaining pure olive oil to the wok. Add broccoli florets and carrots and stir. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until desired crunchiness of broccoli and carrots is obtained. Add the sauce. Stir for a minute. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste. Add 1 Tbsp sesame oil. Stir some more. Remove from heat. Garnish with roasted sesame seeds if desired. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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