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Beef and Broccoli

Hands-On time 20 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup beef mixture, 1/2 cup rice, and 1/2 garlic clove)
Loaded with the flavors you crave, but packed with enough broccoli and lean flank steak to make it nutritious, this is a great meal for any night of the week. Gluten-free tamari is a delicious stand-in for the soy sauce.


  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (chile paste with garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 1 (12-ounce) package broccoli florets
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 291
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 7.6 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 2.9 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 21.5 g
  • carbohydrate 32.6 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 378 mg
  • calcium 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. Freeze steak 30 minutes. Cut steak across grain into 1/4-inch-thick strips.

  2. Combine brown sugar and next 5 ingredients (through chile paste) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Place a wok or large frying pan over high heat until very hot. Drizzle oil around sides of wok to coat sides and bottom. When oil is very hot, but not smoking, add garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds or until golden. Remove garlic using slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add ginger, onion, and broccoli to pan; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add steak; stir-fry 2 minutes or just until no longer pink.

  4. Stir in soy sauce mixture. Cook 1 minute or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Serve over rice. Top with garlic slices.

Cook's Notes

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