Monday, October 14, 2013

15 Minute Beef and Broccoli - Tastes like the real thing!

I'm sorry I only have one picture of this, but I didn't think of taking the step by step pictures until after I took this one and posted to my Facebook. But, it does show how YUMMY this really is!! Taste like carry-out - even got the approval of a 15 year old!!

PS: The left overs made great baby food for Jackson!!


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  •  1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
  •  1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  •  1/2 teaspoon beef seasoning (seriously, just use whatever "meat" seasoning you might have)
  • 3/4 pound beef cubes, sliced thin, maybe about 1/8 inch
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 pouch of 90 second microwave rice

    1. Toss together flour, salt, pepper, and beef in a bowl until meat is coated (or use a large Ziploc baggie!)           
    2. Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil in large skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then stir-fry beef until just cooked through, about 1-2 minutes (or just brown on the outside). Transfer with a slotted spoon to another bowl and keep warm, loosely covered with foil.
    3. Add remaining 2-3 tablespoons oil to skillet along with frozen broccoli and garlic, pepper flakes, beef seasoning and stir-fry over moderately high heat until broccoli is cooked and tender, about 7-9 minutes.
    4. While this is cooking, heat up the 90 second Rice in microwave (I used vegetable flavor).  
    5. Add soy sauce to water and bring to a quick boil, and then add to the broccoli. Return meat to skillet and mix everything together, until sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.
    6. Serve in bowl, rice first, then beef and broccoli. Top with sesame seeds if you have some on hand for a quick pretty garnish.

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