Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry


  • 1/2 pound boneless tender beef steak
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chunked and separated
  • 1 carrot, cut diagonally into 1/8-inch slices


  1. Cut beef across grain into thin slices. Combine 1 tablespoon each cornstarch and soy sauce with sugar, ginger and garlic; stir in beef. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, remove florets from broccoli; if large, cut in half lengthwise. Cut stalks crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.
  3. Combine remaining cornstarch and soy sauce with 1 cup water. Set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Add meat and stir fry 1 minute; remove.
  5. Heat remaining oil in same wok. Add broccoli, onion and carrot; stir fry 4 minutes, or until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  6. Stir in meat and soy sauce mixture; bring to boil. Cook and stir until sauce thickens.
  7. Serve immediately.


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