Chinese broccoli beef stir fry recipe
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Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

For best results usebeef eye fillet that's tender from the word go. This is because you will only be cooking the meat for a couple of minutes so you don't want anything that's tough unless you are going to velvet the meat to make it tender. You can use broccoli for this Chinese broccoli beef recipe, but broccolini works wonders as well. If using broccoli, cut it into bite-sized florets. Feel free to add sliced mushrooms that will help elevate the umami flavour of the dish, some snake or green beans, os snow peas as well. As for the sauce, a simple dousing with soy sauce is plenty, but if you prefer more complex flavours use a teriyaki stir-fry sauce or follow the recipe below. Hoisin sauce can also be a delicious alternative that adds sweetness and depth of flavour. Pouches of microwave brown rice provide a great shortcut for this recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour

For the Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry:

  • 500 g beef fillet steaks
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cm knob fresh ginger
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 2 spring onions
  • 200 g green beans
  • 1 head head broccoli or 1 bunch broccolini
  • 250 g sliced button mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil macadamia or olive oil

To serve:

  • 1 250 g packet microwave rice I used brown

Instructions

TO MAKE THE SAUCE:

  • Warm the honey in a measuring jug in a microwave for 20 seconds. Add tamari or soy sauce and corn starch. Mix well.

TO MAKE THE STIR FRY:

  • Slice beef fillet thinly, spread on the cutting board and season well with freshly ground black pepper.
  • Peel and mince garlic and ginger. Peel and finely dice Spanish onion. Chop spring onions finely. Top and tail beans and chop into bite-sized pieces. Cut broccoli or broccolini into florets, chop stems as well.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok or a fry pan until hot and fry beef slices in batches – only one layer should cover the pan at any time.
  • The meat will only take about 10-20 seconds to brown on each side. Flip using tongs and brown the other side. Place the meat in a bowl, set aside and repeat with the remaining slices.
  • Wipe down wok with some paper towel. Add 1 tablespoon oil and return to heat. Add garlic, ginger, onions, spring onions, beans and broccoli or broccolini. Stir fry until onion has separated and started to caramelise. Add mushrooms and stir fry for another couple of minutes.
  • Return beef to the wok and add sauce mixture. Stir fry for a minute for the sauce to thicken and coat the meat and vegetables.
  • Serve with steamed brown rice.
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