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How To Make Beef and Broccoli Recipe with Stir Fry Sauce

– Hey, everyone. It’s Natasha of, and today I’m gonna
show you how to we make beef and broccoli stir-fry. We’ve partnered with Beef.
It’s What’s For Dinner on behalf of the Beef Checkoff to help you get your school
year off to a great start. And this easy beef stir-fry is perfect for the busy back-to-school season. Now this recipe moves fast, so you want to have everything
prepped and ready to go before you get started. Beef is the superstar ingredient here, and you’ll need one pound of flank steak. Cover and put that in the
freezer for 30 minutes and it’ll be a lot easier to slice. To make this amazing stir-fry sauce, you’ll need to grate three garlic cloves to get about two teaspoons
of minced garlic. (upbeat music) Next, peel some fresh ginger. And if you’ve never worked with
ginger before, it’s so easy. All you need to peel it
is the edge of a teaspoon. Grate the ginger until
you have one teaspoon of loosely packed ginger. And make sure you don’t
overdo on the ginger. It has great but very strong flavor. Add those to a small mixing bowl. Then add one half cup of hot water to help dissolve the sugar. Next, add six tablespoons
of low-sodium soy sauce, three tablespoons of
packed light-brown sugar, one and a half tablespoons of cornstarch, two tablespoons of sesame
oil, which adds great flavor, and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper. Whisk that together until
the sugar is dissolved and set it aside. And take a whiff of that marinade
because it smells amazing. You’ll need about one
pound of broccoli crowns. Cut those into bite-size pieces
to get six cups of broccoli. And beef is so versatile that you could change up the recipe and use a variety of vegetables. All right, our beef
has been in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Now use a sharp knife to thinly
slice it against the grain. The thinner you slice, the
more tender the beef will be. We love flank steak because it’s lean but super tender and easy to chew. But you can use other cuts of beef to make a great beef stir-fry. Some choices would be top sirloin steak, top round steak, or tri-tip steak. Once you have that all sliced
up into bite-size pieces, place a large skillet over medium heat and add one tablespoon of oil. Add all of your broccoli pieces and saute partially covered
for about four to five minutes. And if you want your
broccoli to be more tender, you can add one to two
tablespoons of water to help the broccoli steam-cook. Once the broccoli is bright
green and crisp-tender or your desired doneness,
transfer that to a bowl. Place that same pan over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of oil. Then add all of the sliced
beef in a single layer. Saute about two minutes per side or just until the beef is cooked through. Quickly pull out a piece
to test for doneness. Now reduce the heat to low and
give the sauce a quick stir for pouring it over the beef. Let the sauce and beef simmer on low heat for about three to four
minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce should thicken nicely. Finally, return the
broccoli back to the pan and stir everything to combine. And if you want to thin
out the sauce a little bit, you can add one to tablespoons
of water at the end. Ho ho ho, beefy, saucy, and so delicious. All right, so all that’s
left to do is the taste test. So we’re gonna jump right into that. And I’ve got some steamy hot white rice. It’s just plain rice. A little bit of salt added while cooking. This is my favorite,
to serve it over rice. Okay, looks perfect. Okay. And I do love to garnish this with some toasted sesame seeds. Gives it that takeout flair. Okay. And then a generous portion for me. All right. Yum. I’m gonna dig right into this. Oh. And this is packed with protein. Beef has so much protein to
give you the strength you need to get through the busy
back-to-school season. Oh. And then it’s packed
with veggies and grains for the best school lunch ever. Oh. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Just let me have my moment. This is so good. It’s just the perfect
balance of sweet and salty and just the right amount of sauce. And the saucy beef reheats really well, so it’s perfect for to-go
lunch, school lunch, work lunch, any kind of lunch. And you can also put this in
a thermos for school lunch where you don’t have a microwave. And I’ll leave instructions
on how to use these to keep it a safe temperature. Or you can use a heat-safe Tupperware and just keep this refrigerated and heat it up when you’re ready to serve. Easy. This is perfect for busy weeknights and make-ahead lunches for
that hectic school season. This is easy, easy, easy. For more great lunch ideas using beef, visit, and we’ll see you in our next video.


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