Ever want the addictive taste of Chinese take-out, but not want the MSG, additives, preservatives, sugar, salt, and calories??
The answer of course is, duh! Yes!
Good news! Making your own Beef & Broccoli at home is super simple, cheap, and nearly as fast as dialing and waiting for delivery. Try this easy weeknight favorite for yourself, and save the tip for a treat for yourself.
- 1 pound beef cubes (can use chicken or tofu too)
- 1 bag frozen broccoli cuts (or 1 head fresh broccoli chopped)
- 1 cup rice
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- Dash garlic
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, or 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 2 tbsp sriracha, or to taste
Step 1: Mix all but first three ingredients in a small bowl. If you have time, marinate the meat for 1-6 hours in refrigerator.
Step 2: Cook the beef in a frying pan 5-10 minutes until browned but not completely chewy. Meanwhile, use a sauce pot to boil rice, or a rice cooker.
Step 3: Add the sauce to the meat. Microwave the broccoli 3 minutes, or cook in the frying pan, covered, for 5-7 minutes.
Step 4: Mix beef and broccoli, serve over rice with extra sauce.
You can add cornstarch or a little flour if you like a thicker sauce, or add more water/fish sauce/vinegar for a thinner sauce. I added a little extra sriracha with servings because I like a little kick! Enjoy never having to stop for take-out again.