My family loves Chinese food. I’ve never made it at home, though. I’ve wanted to but just never found a recipe that would suit all of us since our tastes are so different. While shopping at Publix recently, the Apron’s Cooking station was making this beef and broccoli recipe so I stopped for a sample. Immediately I knew this was the recipe I needed to try at home. The week 25 recipe in the 52 Week New Recipe Challenge is beef and broccoli with fried rice.
It was a hit with the family and a recipe that will definitely go into my rotation.
I like to get as much prepared in advance as possible so I can just throw recipes together. I usually purchase a head of broccoli but the bagged florets were on sale so I thought I’d save myself some time. I still had to cut those florets to bite-sized pieces.
Slicing the steak when you bring it home from the store will also save time. If the dish is on a future menu, freeze it sliced and you’re ready to go. It’s important to note to have everything prepared as this dish comes together quickly. I think my family would agree that this was just as yummy as take-out.
Homemade Chinese Takeout – Beef and Broccoli
Homemade Beef and Broccoli with Fried Rice is better than takeout.
- 12 ounces fresh broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 ½ pounds top sirloin, cut into strips for stir-fry
- 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- ½ cups reduced-sodium stir-fry sauce
- ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 ¾ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 2 cups instant brown rice
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- ¼ cup sliced green onions
- 1 tablespoon butter
- For the beef and broccoli:
- Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Steam in a small amount of water until crisp tender but not completely cooked.
- Preheat a large saute pan on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add steak, garlic and ginger paste.; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. While steak cooks, combine remaining ingredients, except broccoli in a small bowl until well blended.
- Stir broccoli and sauce mixture into beef. Bring to a boil; cook 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens and broccoli is tender. Serve with fried rice.
- For the fried rice:
- In a medium saute pan saute red pepper in butter until soft. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In a large saute pan combine broth, soy sauce and garlic. Bring to a boil on high. Stir in rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peas, green onions and red peppers. Cover and let stand 5-7 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Fluff with fork and serve.
For a change, stir in sliced water chestnuts to the beef with the sauce.
Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn says
Chinese food is definitely my favorite food and I am always looking for good recipes…I’ve never been able to make authentic tasting Chinese food still yet. Excited to try this one out!!
Anamika Ojha says
Wow it looks so yummy…thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂
Oh this is my boyfriends favorite food! I bet he would love if I made it for him 😉
That looks so, so delicious. Why spend money on takeout when you can make it at home?! Great post!
♡ Julia | lifeofjules.com
Ellen Folkman says
Thanks, Julia. I hope to experiment more soon.
Wow, that sounds pretty quick and easy! I’m not crazy about beef but I’m sure it would be just as nice with chicken and I love broccoli too, delicious combo!
Ellen Folkman says
Chicken would be a great substitution and I think would work well with the flavors.
Samantha Tetrault says
I really really needed this, I spend way too much money on take out!
Ellen Folkman says
I know, right?! Us too and I’m trying to get better. This recipe was a good start for us.