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Beef and Broccoli

No need to call for take out with this recipe that recreates our Chinese food favorite.

2

Servings

50 Mins

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

Prep

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Prepare the Scallion Garnish

Thinly slice the scallion greens on a bias and reserve for garnishing. The remaining scallion whites can be finely chopped for the sauce base.

  • Scallion Greens(thinly sliced on a bias)1 ½
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Make the Marinade

In a mixing bowl combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger, chili flakes and salt.

  • Soy Sauce1 Tbsp.
  • Oyster Sauce½ Tbsp.
  • Ginger(finely chopped)½ tsp.
  • Chili Flakes⅛ tsp.
  • Kosher Salt½ tsp.
  • Black Pepper(freshly cracked)3 turns
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Prepare the Flat Iron

Cut the flat iron into 1/2 inch strips, crosswise.

  • Flat Iron Steak(or skirt steak- sliced)½ lb.
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Add the Beef to the Marinade

Gently mix the strips of beef into the marinade until well coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. For the tastiest results, we suggest marinating the flat iron for 30 minutes. If you're in a hurry, you can skip this step.

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Prepare the Broccoli

After removing the stalk, cut the broccoli into small florets (about the size of a quarter) and set aside.

  • Broccoli(florets)1 ½ cups
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Make the Sauce Base

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the beef stock, oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar and lemon juice. Set aside for later use.

  • Beef Stock2 Tbsps.
  • Oyster Sauce1 Tbsp.
  • Brown Sugar1 Tbsp.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar½ Tbsp.
  • Soy Sauce1 Tbsp.
  • Lemon Juice½ tsp.
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Prepare the Slurry

In a small bowl, stir the cornstarch and water until completely incorporated. Reserve for thickening the sauce.

  • Cornstarch½ Tbsp.
  • Water1 Tbsp.
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Cooking Steps

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1. Add the Sesame Oil while Preheating the Pan

Add the oil and preheat the pan to 300°F/148°C (medium-low).

  • Sesame Oil½ Tbsp.
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2. Add and Sauté the Garlic and Scallion Whites

Add the garlic and scallion whites and sauté for 50 seconds. Stir frequently.

  • Garlic Clove(finely chopped)1
  • Scallion, Whites(finely chopped)1 ½
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3. Add the Sauce Base and Bring to a Simmer

Reduce the temperature to 212°F/100°C (low), add the sauce base and season with black pepper. Bring to a gentle simmer before moving on to thickening the sauce.

  • Black Pepper5 turns
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4. Add the Cornstarch Slurry and Thicken the Sauce

Gradually whisk the slurry into the sauce base. Cook the sauce for 18 seconds while continuously stirring until the sauce has thickened.

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5. Remove the Sauce

Using a rubber spatula, carefully transfer the sauce to a small bowl. To keep warm, wrap the bowl tightly with foil until ready to serve. Thoroughly wash and dry the pan before continuing to the next step.

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6. Add the Oil while Preheating the Pan

Add the oil and preheat the pan to 400°F/204°C (medium-high). Tilt the pan to coat evenly.

  • High Heat Oil(grapeseed, vegetable, canola)1 Tbsp.
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7. Add and Sauté the Broccoli

Add the broccoli and sauté for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Stir frequently.

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8. Season the Broccoli

Remove from heat the before seasoning the broccoli with kosher salt, chili flakes, and black pepper.

  • Kosher Salt¼ tsp.
  • Black Pepper(freshly cracked)2 turns
  • Chili Flakes⅛ tsp.
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9. Remove the Broccoli

Using a pair of tongs, transfer the broccoli from the pan to a medium bowl and set aside. Thoroughly wipe the pan with a paper towel before continuing to the next step.

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10. Remove the Flat Iron from the Marinade

Remove the flat iron from the marinade and transfer to a paper towel lined tray or plate.

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11. Add the Oil while Preheating the Pan

Add the oil and preheat the pan to 425°F/218°C (high). Tilt the pan to coat evenly.

  • High Heat Oil(grapeseed, vegetable, canola)1 Tbsp.
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12. Add and Sear the Marinated Flat Iron

Using a pair of tongs, place 8-10 strips of the flat iron to the pan making sure not to overcrowd the pan and sear for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

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13. Sear the Second Side of the Flat Iron

Flip and sear the second side of the flat iron for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove the flat iron and reserve for later use.

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14. Re-Heat the Beef and Broccoli

Reduce the temperature 325°F/162°C (medium). Add the sauce, broccoli, and steak back in the pan and stir well. Reheat the beef and broccoli for 30 seconds while stirring continuously.

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15. Garnish and Serve

Remove the beef and broccoli to a dish for serving. Sprinkle the scallion greens over the beef and broccoli. Serve with steamed rice or enjoy all on its own!

  • Scallion, Greens(thinly sliced on a bias)1 ½
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