How To Make Sauce For Beef And Broccoli

How to Pack a Hot Thermos:

Pack a hot thermos in the morning and it will be warm at lunchtime. A hot thermos can keep food hot for 5 hours before it’s eaten, and this Broccoli Beef is the Best. School. Lunch. Ever!

  • Prior to adding food, preheat the thermos by filling it 3/4 full with boiling water (do not overfill), covering it with a lid, and letting it sit for five minutes before draining.
  • Meanwhile, heat food to 165˚F. Place into the heated thermos and close with lid.

Why you’ll love it

If you’re anything like me, you consider ordering takeout to be one of the little pleasures in life. But you know what’s even better? Preparing this easy recipe for beef and broccoli in your own kitchen will make you forget all about takeout. It has tender beef ribbons cut thinly and covered in a delectable sauce that is both savory and sweet.

My easy beef and broccoli dish is another fantastic, inexpensive supper choice. Compared to takeout, it’s fresher and healthier, and you can customize every ingredient. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare, requires no difficult-to-find ingredients, and is a tried-and-true method of getting the kids to eat broccoli.

For the stir fry

  • Beef and broccoli are usually served with flank steak. It’s a lean all-purpose cut of beef that’s fairly inexpensive.
  • Broccoli – I prefer fresh broccoli for this recipe. To ensure even cooking, cut into relatively small, uniformly sized pieces.
  • Olive oil – for sautéing
  • Soy sauce – use the low sodium variety
  • Water – for the base of the sauce
  • Brown sugar – to add a hint of sweetness. It just evens everything out and keeps it from being unduly sweet.
  • Apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar can be used to add a hint of tanginess and acidity.
  • Ginger – for that zesty quality. Unbelievably, I always freeze fresh ginger because it keeps better and is much easier to grate when frozen! I use my handy Microplane.
  • I’m pretty generous when it comes to garlic, but feel free to use even more than recommended. I use this garlic press to mince it. You don’t even need to peel the cloves beforehand.
  • Crushed red pepper flakes: If you like things spicy, feel free to add more of them; we’re just using enough to give it a very mild kick.
  • Toasted sesame oil: look for the variety labeled “toasted” or “pure” in the grocery store’s Asian foods section. It’s darker in color than regular sesame oil.
  • Cornstarch – it’s a thickening agent

How To Make Sauce For Beef And Broccoli

How to Make Beef and Broccoli:

Since this recipe only requires one skillet to prepare and cook, you should have all of your ingredients ready to go before lighting the stove. It is just 6 steps in one skillet!.

  • Slice beef strips
  • Make stir fry sauce
  • Cook broccoli and remove from pan.
  • Cook beef
  • Add stir fry sauce
  • Return broccoli to the pan