Monday, August 6, 2012

Broccoli Beef

Frog Prince really enjoys broccoli beef, and he misses regularly eating Asian food.

That’s one of the “perks” of being married to someone with a nut allergy…

On the plus side, I’m learning how to make some of his favorites at home.  We love sweet and sour chicken, and also fried rice.  And, now, we’re adding broccoli beef to that list. 

This skillet-based broccoli beef is wonderful.  It has a different texture and flavor than our crockpot version, and we liked it!  Plus, it was super easy to make. 

The only dinner time factor is that you’ll need to marinade the beef for about 1 hour before you start dinner.  So, plan accordingly! 

Broccoli Beef – Adapted from Rainy Day Gal


  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. + 2 tsp. honey, divided
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1 T + 1/2 C soy-sauce {we used low-sodium}, divided
  • 1 T water
  • 2 T white whole wheat flour
  • 1 lb. steak, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T white wine
  • 2 T olive oil, divided
  • 16 oz. broccoli florets


Begin by mixing together 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. honey, 1 T corn starch, 1 T soy-sauce and 1 T water.  Add in the beef and stir.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

When ready to make dinner, combine 1/2 C soy-sauce, 2 tsp. honey, 4 minced garlic cloves, 2 T white whole wheat flour, 1 T white wine & 1 T olive oil.  Whisk well and set aside. 

Meanwhile, heat 1 T olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. 

Add in the marinated beef.  You will want to remove the beef from the excess marinade.  Do not be surprised if it foams!!   That’s the baking soda. 

Cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring often, as your beef cooks.  When it is no longer pink, add in the broccoli florets. 

Add the sauce, and simmer until beef is done and broccoli is tender and sauce is… slightly thick and oh so tasty! 

Serve over brown rice. 



  1. This looks great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I haven't had chinese food in a while! This sounds like a great copycat recipe.

  3. We've made this same recipe and LOVE it!! :) It tastes like restaurant quality, don't you think??


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