Beef & Broccoli

Friends, I had my very very last day of work this past Friday and ever since I’ve been go, go, go! I only have about three short weeks until I begin my newest adventure as a MSW student at Simmons College. Yikes! I can’t believe how fast it’s approaching, but I’m much looking forward to some time off beforehand. Paul and I visited the Cape for a night and boy did I get a little taffy/candy/seafood crazy! I had a legitimate food hangover today.

Due to my food hangover, I decided to try and get back on track today and whipped up a delicious, clean eating dinner. I’ve been wanting to make this Beef & Broccoli all week and today was the perfect opportunity since I already had the ingredients. Here ya go!

Beef & Broccoli

  • 1/2 lb beef sirloin, cut into stir-fry strips. (Got mine at Whole Foods)
  • 1 small broccoli crown
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion; sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced
  • 2 tbl soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

.Steam broccoli (or boil if you don’t have a steamer) until tender. A fork should be able to easily pierce it. Set aside.
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In a non-stick pan, heat on medium-low and cook beef until browned. Remove grease from pan and set beef aside.
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Use the same pan and heat olive oil to medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent.IMG_1008
Whisk cornstarch and water together in a separate cup. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch-water mixture, and ginger to garlic-onion mixture. Continue to cook on medium until liquid has a thickened- about 3 minutes. IMG_1009
Add broccoli and beef to pan and incorporate. Allow mixture to heat evenly, about a minute,. We poured ours over brown rice and devoured it! Better than take-out!IMG_1011