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A Chinese takeout staple, beef broccoli is one of the quickest and best ways to get both protein and veggies in one bite. Crunchy, sweet broccoli mingles with tender and savory beef, resulting in a heavenly combination. Beef broccoli is great for all audiences: from kids who can be picky about vegetables to adults who want a quick fix for lunch or dinner. Regardless of your age group, barely anyone can resist the savory, garlicky taste of this takeout classic. But why not just skip the takeout? In this recipe, you’ll learn how you can cook and enjoy beef broccoli from the comfort of your own home.
One of the best things about beef broccoli is that it’s a one pan meal. This means, as the name might suggest, you only need the one pan to cook it! Indeed, all your ingredients in this dish come together quite quickly. This tasty stir fry will take you half an hour to make, but the results are definitely worth it. Saucy, savory, and scrumptious, the smell alone will make cooking this dish worthwhile!
Only the best for your beef
Most of the time you dedicate to this recipe is spent on your beef. In this beef broccoli recipe, we’re using thin slices of beef sirloin. The goal is to get our meat so juicy and tender it practically melts in your mouth. And like all good things, this takes time. You’ll notice, then, that 25 minutes of this recipe — about 80% of the actual prep time — goes into ensuring your beef is cooking low and slow. Low and slow is always key for cooking any kind of meat, in order to ensure you get the tender texture you desire.
Another important aspect of cooking beef broccoli is ensuring that you have a good marinade. Nothing makes a good meal better like a tasty marinade that your meat absolutely seeps up. The flavors of this beef broccoli wouldn’t be complete without your juicy and tender sirloin’s sauce. A combination of soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and Knorr Beef Cube results in an umami and garlicky delight! With garlic, onions, and garlic infused oil, too, your beef is not only juicy — but insanely tasty!
Beef broccoli is great — but this recipe makes it even better!
You may be asking, how so? Well, the answer is simple: this beef broccoli recipe includes the addition of carrots! These bright and crunchy veggies not only add extra color to your dish, but make it even tastier. You and your family will love how your carrots soak up the tasty sauce of this dish and lend it a mildly sweet flavor of its own! Further, carrots make sure that alongside your broccoli, you’re getting your daily dose of vegetables that you need for a balanced diet. Once you have your beef broccoli with carrots, you won’t be able to enjoy it any other way again!
What goes well with your beef broccoli?
Beef broccoli is a takeout favorite. So why not, when cooking it, enjoy it with other takeout favorites, too? Skip your regular delivery hotlines and opt for something more fulfilling and arguably even tastier that you can make from home!
One such popular Chinese dish is a yummy, saucy orange chicken! The citrus flavors of this chicken make it a treat for kids and adults alike. From fast food like Panda Express to grand Chinese buffets, orange chicken is almost definitely a staple. Plus, its flavors go hand in hand with the ones our beef broccoli will have to offer! Add some more protein to your dish that is sure to satisfy with this tangy treat!
But don’t forget to skimp on your carbs, either! Luckily, that’s where your lo mein will come in! Stir fried noodles are yet another takeout classic, and this lo mein with beef broccoli will surely hit the spot. All of these savory dishes come together in a marriage of flavors that are just so mind-bogglingly good. Lo mein takes your favorite chewy noodles and tosses it in a thick combo of soy and oyster sauce, among others, for that perfect bite. You’re in for a treat when you take all these yummy dishes together with your beef broccoli!
How to Make Beef Broccoli with Carrots
Your journey to making this delicious beef broccoli begins with heating 3 tablespoons of garlic infused oil in a pan. Once hot, sauté your onion and garlic pieces together, adding your sirloin slices in once your onion softens. Continue cooking until your beef turns light brown, then add in your marinade! This is a combination of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. After stirring the three together, add a Knorr Beef Cube to your mix and pour water into the pan. Cover your pan and cook it on low heat for about 25 minutes. Again, low and slow is the key to marinating your meat! Make sure it soaks up all these flavors well!
When 25 minutes is up, add in your brown sugar, carrots, and broccoli; this will give the dish that extra kick of sweetness. Cover the pan once more and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. While waiting, combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water as a thickening agent. Once you’ve mixed these two well, the next step would be to pour it into the pan. Stir and cook your beef broccoli until you have a sauce as thick as you desire it.
After seasoning with salt and ground black pepper to taste, your dish should be ready! Finish your beef broccoli with carrots off with some toasted sesame seeds, then pour your dish over your carbs of choice. The fragrant aroma and even more enticing appearance will surely make your stomach rumble!
You and your family can now enjoy this delectable and delightful beef broccoli with carrots. Share and enjoy, and as always, let us know what you think!
- 1 ½ lbs beef sirloin thinly sliced
- 1 Knorr Beef Cube
- 1 cups broccoli floret
- 2 carrots sliced
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons garlic-infused oil
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a pan. Sauté onion and garlic.
- Add beef once the onion softens. Continue cooking until the beef turns light brown.
- Pour the soy sauce into the pan along with the oyster sauce and sesame oil. Stir.
- Add Knorr Beef Cube. Pour water into the pan. Cover and then cook in low heat for 25 minutes.
- Add brown sugar, carrots, and broccoli. Cover the pan and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
- Combine cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water. Mix well. Pour the mixture into the pan. Stir and cook until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
- Season with salt and ground black pepper.
- Finish by adding toasted sesame seeds.
- Serve over rice. Share and enjoy!