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Broccoli and Beef with Oyster Sauce

Photo: Romulo Yanes

Prep time 25 mins
Stand time 15 mins
Cook time 13 mins
Yield

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. dry sherry
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces flank steak, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 6 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Cooked jasmine rice, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 262
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 23 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 53 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 545 mg
  • calcium 84 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, stir 1 Tbsp. each soy sauce and sherry, 2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. sugar and a generous grind of pepper until sugar has dissolved. Stir in beef. Let stand for 15 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk remaining 2 tsp. each soy sauce and sherry, 1 tsp. each cornstarch and sugar, broth, oyster sauce and sesame oil.

  3. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp. peanut oil over medium-high heat until very hot; swirl to coat skillet. Spread half of beef in a single layer. Cook, undisturbed, for 90 seconds to sear, then stir-fry for 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate. Add another 1 1/2 tsp. peanut oil; repeat with remaining beef.

  4. Add 2 tsp. peanut oil and broccoli to skillet; stir-fry for 1 minute. Make a well in center and add remaining 1 tsp. peanut oil, scallion, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add 1/3 cup water and cover skillet; steam until broccoli is just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.

  5. Return beef to skillet. Whisk sauce and add to skillet. Cook, tossing well, until sauce is bubbling and thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with jasmine rice, if desired.