Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry

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Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean sirloin steak
  • 2 lb broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sherry or wine (red or white)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 5 tablespoon water
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice (cooked to package instructions)

Directions:

  1. Slice beef across the grain quarter-inch thick, then cut into pieces 2 inches long (discard all visible fat); set aside.
  2. Combine the soy sauce, cornstarch, sherry or wine and honey in a medium sized bowl and marinate the beef in this mixture for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Separate broccoli into florets and cut in half, peel stem and cut diagonally into 1/4 inch slices; set aside.
  4. Add the water to a 10-12 inch heavy skillet with a lid and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli, bring to a boil again, cover and reduce heat to steam for about 5 minutes. Broccoli should be starting to get tender, be bright green, but still crunchy.
  5. Remove the broccoli and remaining liquid from the pan and wipe clean.
  6. Coat the pan with cooking spray and heat to medium high.
  7. Add the beef, marinade liquid and garlic. Stir fry quickly for 1-2 minutes, until it loses most of its redness. Be careful not to burn the garlic, or it will taste bitter.
  8. Add the broccoli and its cooking liquid, stir frying for 1 minute to reheat.
  9. Pour in the broth and stir well, bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until the sauce starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately with cooked rice.
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