Stir-Fry Beef and Broccoli

Make tasty Asian restaurant fare at home--and do it in less than 30 minutes! Stir-fry is weeknight easy.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Beef

1 1/4
lb beef flank steak, cut into thin slices
2
tablespoons soy sauce
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot, if desired

Sauce

1/3
cup hoisin sauce
1/3
cup water
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Stir-Fry

2
tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
2
cups fresh small broccoli florets
1 1/2
cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise into julienne (2x1/4x1/4-inch) strips
2
tablespoons water
1/2
cup cashew halves, if desired
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix beef, soy sauce, garlic and gingerroot; set aside. In small bowl, mix sauce ingredients with wire whisk until well blended; set aside.
  • 2 In wok or 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over high heat about 1 minute. Add beef mixture, breaking up clumps of beef with wooden spoon; cook 1 minute without stirring. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until beef is browned around edges. Transfer beef mixture to clean bowl.
  • 3 To empty wok, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; heat over high heat about 1 minute. Add broccoli and carrots; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 2 tablespoons water; cover and cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until broccoli and carrots are crisp-tender.
  • 4 Return beef mixture to wok. Mix sauce mixture again with wire whisk to recombine; pour into wok. Stir to coat mixture with sauce. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle each serving with cashews.

Expert Tips

To make cutting the beef easier, put the uncooked flank steak in the freezer for 15 minutes. Cutting with the grain, cut the steak into 3 long strips, then cut each strip across the grain into 1/8-inch-thick slices.

Serve the stir-fry mixture over hot cooked rice or Asian noodles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
660mg
660%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
44g
44%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
160%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.