Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This is meant to be made with a “cheap” cut of beef.  It does not sacrifice on flavor, though.  What could be better than a delicious yet inexpensive meal that only took 15 minutes to make?  Nothing!


4-6 lb flank steak or top round or sirloin (this can be in as many pieces as is economical, just make sure the total weight is 4-6lbs)
1/4 cup tamari
2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup chicken stock

For the dish
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup tamari
1 Tbsp. Asian chili-garlic sauce (or 1 Tbsp. minced garlic)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4-6 lb. marinated steak, thinly sliced*
1 lb. or more broccoli florets cut into 1-inch pieces, stems peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped or 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds, optional

*For easiest slicing, freeze the steak for 15 minutes beforehand.  Then slice the beef with the grain into three long strips, then cut each strip across the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices.

What to Do

  • Make the marinade:  combine the tamari, worcestershire and stock in a large ziplock bag or baking dish.  Add the beef and marinate for anywhere from 2 – 24 hours.  Place in freezer 15 minutes before ready to slice (see note above)
  • Combine the chicken stock, tamari, chili-garlic sauce (or garlic) in a bowl, set aside.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.
  • Cook half of the steak until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side (do not overcook this.  Some of the steak should still be red and/or pink. It will finish cooking later).  Transfer to a plate and repeat with additional Tbsp. of oil and remaining steak. Remove to plate
  • Add a little more oil to the skillet and add broccoli, bell peppers (or carrots) cooking, covered, until nearly tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in ginger and cook for 30 seconds.  Add the tamari mixture and any accumulated beef juices and simmer until sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender, 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in beef and sprinkle with sesame seeds (if using)
  • Serve

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