Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beef with Broccoli - 1,000 Low Fat Recipes

1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 pound boneless beef top sirloin or flank steak, trimmed of fat
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup onions, sliced thick into 2-inch long pieces
4 cups broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper, julienned
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Combine the sugar, sherry, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger. Add the pepper flakes, if desired. Slice the beef into thin 2 inch long strips. Stir into the marinade and let rest for 1/2 hour.

Heat a large nonstick wok. Pour in the vegetable oil. Stir in the onions and cook about 1 minute. Put the meat and marinade into the wok and cook, stirring constantly, until the steak is browned on all sides. Stir in the broccoli and bell pepper. Cook about 3 minutes, covered, until the broccoli softens slightly and turns bright green. Shake the pan frequently.

Stir the cornstarch and water together until a paste forms and pour it into the wok. Stir constantly and cook over high heat until the sauce thickens.

Makes 5 servings.

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