Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is one of the most popular takeaway dishes, my version uses all of the broccoli and is super quick.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is one of the most popular takeaway dishes, my version uses all of the broccoli and is super quick.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry.

A Beef and Broccoli stir fry is quite rightly one of the most popular takeaway recipes. As I have spent the downtime between Christmas writing a new eBook to thank those of you that sign up for my email list. I figured it was time to dust off my recipe for this family favourite.

Now if you have already signed up for my email list don’t feel left out, leave me a comment below. Don’t worry only I can see your email address and ask me for a copy and I will gladly send you a link to download my new book.

But back to this classic fakeaway recipe.

The beef and broccoli stir fry is not really an ever-present dish on the British Chinese takeaway menu.

It seems very much to be a US Chinese phenomenon, that is not a bad thing, just a different thing. It is however very delicious!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is one of the most popular takeaway dishes, my version uses all of the broccoli and is super quick.

Use All Of The Broccoli!

This beef and broccoli stir fry unashamedly uses all of the broccoli. I do get frustrated when people throw away the stalk of the broccoli. Why? Well because it has a wonderful flavour and texture so it is always a part of this recipe for me.

Just peel, dice and soften in boiling water a little and then add it to the stir-fry.

I’m definitely not one of those people that feels the need to diet after the Christmas festivities.

I do definitely have the need to mind the pennies though! Cooking fakeaways at home can save a bucket load of cash. This beef and broccoli stir fry shows just how easy that can be.

In fact, referring back to my eBook, I have a page in there that fills out both my Asian and Indian store cupboard.

All of the ingredients needed to cook either Indian or Asian fakeaways at home any old time you like. And you still have not signed up yet? Why on earth not?

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is one of the most popular takeaway dishes, my version uses all of the broccoli and is super quick.

Cooking Takeaways At Home… Fakeaway!

I take a huge amount of joy out of cooking fakeaway recipes at home. I have always loved to cook and takeaways really were not a massive part of our diet in the UK. We did however love them, there is just something so indulgent about picking up the phone and have someone bring you food.

They always seemed so exotic and cooking styles that were seemingly impossible to recreate at home. Well, that is utter nonsense. With a fairly modest store cupboard you can rock fakeaway any time you like.

By definition, most are quick to cook and relatively frugal. So you will not only be pleasing your belly but your wallet too.

It is also not just Chinese food like this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe. Indian is just as achievable as many of you who hang out here will probably know.

So whether you fancy Kung Pao Chicken, Lamb Madras or Chicken Tikka Masala, put down the takeaway menu. Stroll to the kitchen. Then cook, you really will surprise yourself with what you can achieve!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is one of the most popular takeaway dishes, my version uses all of the broccoli and is super quick.
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is one of the most popular takeaway dishes, my version uses all of the broccoli and is super quick.

Ingredients

  • 300 g Broccoli
  • 300 g Sirloin Steak, Cut into 3mm slices cut across the steak
  • 2 Tsp Cornflour, Corn starch in the US
  • 1 Tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Shao Xing Rice Wine
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped
  • 35 g Ginger, Sliced into thin batons about 2.5cm long
  • 2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Spring Onions, Cut into 1 cm lengths
  • 50 g Peanuts, Raw but peeled
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds, Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Flavourless Cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and prepare your broccoli by cutting the head into florets then trimming down the stem and chopping in to 1cm cubes.
  2. Place the cubes in the boiling water for 2 minutes and then drop in the florets and blanch for a further 2 minutes, when blanched refresh in ice cold water and set aside.
  3. Mix together the cornflour, light and dark soy sauces along with half of the rice wine, add in the beef and allow to marinade whilst you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix together the oyster sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon of rice wine, sesame oil, water and black pepper and set aside.
  5. Heat a wok over a high heat and toast the sesame seeds, this should take no more than a minute, remove and set aside.
  6. Repeat this process with the nuts, this should take 2 minutes again setting aside when cooked.
  7. Now add in the cooking oil and when hot stir fry the garlic ginger and spring onions for 60 seconds.
  8. Now in with the beef, leaving as much of the marinade in the bowl as possible and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  9. Throw in the broccoli and stir fry for a further minute.
  10. No add in the remaining marinade, the sauce we made earlier and the peanuts and simmer for 2 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the ingredients.
  11. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds to when served.

Notes

Stir fried food moves fast so get all ingredients ready before starting to cook. I like to serve this with simple jasmine rice but noodles would work just as well.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1083 Total Fat: 71g Saturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 43g Cholesterol: 245mg Sodium: 1035mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 4g Protein: 82g

Readers Comments

14 thoughts on “Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry”

  1. This looks SO stinking yummy. As in, my kids won’t even mind eating their veggies kind of yummy. Definitely going on the dinner menu very soon!

  2. Fakeaway indeed! You make it look so easy Brian, I just signed up and cannot wait to try all of them – starting with this one! My my, the broccoli looks amazing, and I don’t even like them little suckers!

    • Hahaha, I know many people that are not so keen on broccoli, this works well with cauliflower too with exactly the same technique if that is more your thing πŸ™‚

  3. Broccoli is one of my favourite flavour vehicles! It soaks up sauce and is magical…even those stalks! I signed up late last year and definitely would appreciate a link to your e-book.

  4. YUM! Beef and broccoli is what I usually order! And I love using broccoli stems! They are such a great and useable part of broccoli! Will have to try this!

    • Super have fun… Broccoli stems are such an underused part of the vegetable, much like cauli stems, both make great purees too πŸ™‚

  5. Yum! This looks delicious! Completely agree that the stalks of broccoli can give just as much flavor….and….I really need that eBook of yours!!

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