Friday, August 17, 2012

Simple Chinese Beef and Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

One evening, I had leftover roast beef and some beautiful broccoli.  So what to make for dinner seemed obvious.  However, I've never seen or heard of anyone making Chinese Beef and Broccoli with cooked roast beef.  I've only seen it done with thinly-sliced steak.  But the baby was fussy and I had to get dinner on the table quickly, so I decided to view it as having one step in the recipe done (cooking the meat).

I put on a small pot of brown rice to cook while I prepared the meal and it all came out at about the same time, 30 minutes-ish.  It was really easy to cut the beef (lengthwise with the grain) and broccoli; even more simple to put the sauce together.  The result is a nice, light beef and broccoli.  Does it taste exactly like what you would find in a Chinese restaurant?  Nope.  But it tastes very similar, just not as salty.  Baby Boy and Not So Little Man liked it, so I would call this meal a success.  I liked that it wasn't too heavy on a hot summer evening. 

Beef and Broccoli with Garlic Sauce
Serves 4

1 lb cooked beef, cut into small pieces (steak, or roast) GREAT FOR LEFTOVERS!
3 Tbsp. Oil - I used coconut oil
Dash white pepper
1 1/2 lbs. Fresh broccoli
1 tsp. cornstarch or xanthan gum
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 cup beef or chicken broth
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce or tamari
1 tsp. finely chopped ginger root

Cut broccoli stems into 1 inch pieces and cut off florets.  Place in boiling water, cover and cook for 2 minutes; drain and immediately rinse in cold water.  Set aside. 

Mix cornstarch, sesame oil and broth, set aside.  Heat wok or large frying pan until very hot.  Add 1 Tbsp oil to coat the wok.  Add beef with a dash of white pepper and heat for about 2 minutes, set aside.  Add remaining oil (1Tbsp) to wok , add garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, fry for 30 seconds.  Stir in beef and broccoli.  Stir in cornstarch mixture and cook for about 15 seconds or until thickened.  Serve over warm brown rice.  Enjoy!

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  1. Your sauce sounds delicious. I am sure my family would love this. Have a blessed day!

  2. Yummy! I love that you used what you had instead of going shopping. :)

    1. I avoid the grocery store any way I can. :) Not a fan of the crowded isles and shelves loaded with processed junk food. :) Thanks for stopping by

  3. Looks delicious! I saw it on the Healthy2day Wednesday and had to come check it out!

  4. I think my husband will really like this one. I always prefer chicken with my Asian dishes, and he likes beef.

    1. My hubby is a beef man also. I'm always looking for good meals for him that include beef. :)

  5. That looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Chicken Scratch. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Yum!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  7. LOVE fresh ginger. It's so inexpensive and an easy way to truly spice up any Asian dish. I've also added it to my smoothies for a nice AM kick. Great with peaches!

    1. That would be a kik in the morning! I usually don't use up all my fresh ginger right away, so I store the leftover in my freezer. Just throw the whole root in there and grate it from frozen when I need it. :)

  8. Looks great! We love chinese food here, so I'll be trying this one soon. Thanks!


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