Hi! You are probably wondering if you are at the right blog address…right? A recipe on Michelle James Designs? I know, I am not a very good cook or food blogger and I have never posted a recipe in my life but there is a first time for everything. Jeff and I have been making this homemade beef and broccoli and I thought I would share because it is really good. It is also important for you to know that he does most of the good cooking at our house but this one and a few others are a team effort.
Homemade Beef and Broccoli
Beef Steak – cut into slices – we like to use a flat iron steak
Broccoli – we use fresh but I think that frozen would probably be fine
Garlic – I like the kind in the jar that is all ready to go.
Salt and Pepper
Kikkoman Broccoli-Beef Stir Fry Seasoning Mix
Crushed Red Pepper – Optional
Ground Fresh Chili Paste – Optional
Pure Sesame Oil
Soy Sauce – Optional
So basically you can follow the instructions on the back of the seasoning packet but we have incorporated a few changes along the way. This is what we do.
First dissolve the seasoning mix with 2/3 cup of water and set it aside (straight from the packet)
Place some of the sesame oil into the stir fry pan and add the cut up onion.
Stir fry the onions for a few minutes then add the cut up beef steak pieces. As the beef is cooking I add in some garlic, salt, pepper and the red pepper flakes and some of the chili paste. We like ours with a little kick of spice. The packet says to stir fry the beef for one minute but we go quite a bit longer than that. Probably about 7 – 10 minutes. We like the steak to be done. When it is done remove it from the pan and set is aside until a little later.
Now place the broccoli with a little water in the pan. We let this go for a while as well because we don’t like it to be crunchy. After about 4 minutes we add some more water. The packet says 1 Tbsp but we don’t measure…just pour a little in.
When the broccoli is just about ready we add back in the beef and the seasoning mixture that was set aside at the beginning. Sometimes I sneak in some more red pepper flakes at this point as well.
Then we just let the whole thing go on a lower temp, stirring often, so the flavors mix and everything is as done as we like. It gets pretty saucy.
That is it! Then you just enjoy your meal. Jeff likes rice with his but I like mine just the way it is.
I hope you like it as well.
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