Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Our Home Grown Beef Stir Fry

Of all stir fries that can be prepared and done in your kitchens, beef stir fries could probably be the most popular and best loved by the family.  On my growing days, I refused to eat veggies and wanted to take more on pork and beef or chicken as we could remember.  But when it comes to beef stir fries, I could really remember taking my first bite of veggies in my entire life.  That was a beef and broccoli stir fry.  I enjoyed the first bite, maybe because the broccoli was soft, the meat was tender and juicy and the sauce was really great. 

We used to have this recipe at home most of the time and the family never missed a single piece behind, because of its amazing flavor and tender juicy beef.  It has received rave reviews from us so Mom had to cook it several times every month, it becoming a traditional home grown meal for the entire family.  Because of its flavorful and aromatic attributes, we learned and continue to cook the dish in our very own kitchens.

In this article let us share a simply beef stir fry that was improved in our kitchen for a better tasting beef and broccoli stir fry like it has never been before.  It has all the traditional ingredients however we manage to alter a few ingredients in its sauce.  Let us try them in your kitchen and hope your family will love them they way we did. 


  • One tablespoon soy sauce
  • One tablespoon brown sugar
  • One tablespoon rice vinegar
  • One teaspoon red chili pepper
  • One teaspoon garlic powder
  • One teaspoon cornstarch and two teaspoons water, mix into a slurry
  • Two tablespoon soy sauce
  • One teaspoon cornstarch
  • One pound steak, please cut into thin bite pieces
  • One pound broccoli florets, please remove stems and slice into bite sizes
  • One teaspoon ginger, please peel and sliced into matchsticks
  • One teaspoon garlic, please remove skin and crush then chop finely
  • One onion, please remove skin and sliced thinly
  • As an option you can also garnish it with toasted sesame seeds

  • Begin by mixing the beef cuts with the marinade in a medium size bowl.  Let it sit for at least thirty minutes.  
  • Prepare the sauce by combining the ingredients, but separate the cornstarch slurry.
  • Prepare the broccoli.  Boil a pot of water and add some salt.  Blanch the broccoli floret in it for at least thirty seconds.  Drain the water and reserve the broccoli florets.
  • Begin frying by heating a large skillet or wok over high heat on your American stove.  Add a tablespoon of oil and throw half of the beef with the marinade in the pan and let it sear and cook until they turn brown in color.  Repeat the procedure with the remaining beef.  Reserve the beef on a plate.
  • Reheat you pan, if it is not dirty enough, add more oil and season it with the ginger, the garlic and the onion.  Stir until fragrant then add the broccoli florets and continue to stir. 
  • Then add the sauce to the pan and stir for a few seconds then add the beef back to the wok.
  • Combine everything by stirring constantly until the sauce sticks to the meat and the veggies.  Then pour in the slurry and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve this beef stir fry with steamed rice.     
You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Beef Stir Fry.

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