Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Broccoli Beef without the iffy ingredients.

As anyone with a nut allergy knows, Asian food and food allergies don't mix well. I thought my son would never  be able to try Chinese food, my favorite broccoli beef. But, then today while grocery shopping for tonight's dinner, it hit me. I CAN MAKE IT MYSELF!  So, I threw some ingredients in my cart that I thought would make it work and to my surprise it tasted EXACTLY like what I order at most Chinese food restaurants! So, I thought I would share.

I did not know that this would turn out so great so I didn't prepare with pictures and such. But, next time I make it I will take pictures and update the recipe.

Broccoli Beef

What you will need:
Thin steak, cut into strips or not, you can cut it yourself.
Broccoli crowns
Teriyaki Sauce (I use Kikkoman)
White Rice (I use minute)
Olive Oil
zip lock bag

First you will want to get the strips of beef and put into a zip lock bag. Pour some of your Teriyaki Sauce into the bag, seal and place in fridge. Keep it in fridge for at least three hours or let it sit over night. Be sure to flip the bag a few times while it is marinating. Once the meat has sat in the marinade (Teriyaki Sauce) long enough put some olive oil into a skillet and heat it to just over medium while you cut the strips to size, Id say about 2 inches long or so. Place the strips into the skillet and treat as a stir-fry until the meat is brown. Add Teriyaki as needed to add flavor and  help with cooking without burning. Remove browned meat and place broccoli that has been cut down into skillet, using juices left from beef to cook in. Add Teriyaki over top while cooking. Fry for 5 minutes or until the broccoli looks cooked and not dry. Add meat back in and cook together with more Teriyaki for a few minutes or until broccoli reaches desired tenderness.

Serve over prepared rice with juices from pan and/or teriyaki sauce to get the full effect and allow to mix in with rice. :)

Side Note: It may seem like a lot of teriyaki sauce but it burns off as you cook so it is necessary to keep adding to keep up with flavoring and such. I actually didn't even use a whole bottle tonight and I was serving 4.
I did not give you amounts this time because it all depends on how many people you are cooking for. Just be sure to make enough so that each person gets about a serving or a little more of the meat, broccoli and rice.

I hope you all enjoy, I love feedback and would love to hear how it turns out for anyone to try it!!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute and very clever!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this idea. Jiffy bags