Kids will love this delicious beef and broccoli stir-fry. The flavorful sweet-salty sauce helps make this veggie-packed dish full of flavor, while still being easy to enjoy. Perfect for busy weeknights, you'll have your family asking for seconds.
Mix the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and cornstarch in a bowl. Add the meat and stir so that it is well coated.
Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or deep frying pan. Add the meat, reserving the marinade, and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes. Transfer the meat to a plate and set it aside.
Add to the same wok, or pan, the broccoli, onion, carrot, water and sesame oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender but still somewhat crisp, 4-5 minutes.
Pour the marinade liquid in and bring it to a boil. Let it simmerl 1-2 minutes before putting the meat back into the pan. Let the meat heat through, 1-2 minutes and sprinkle the sliced spring onion on top before serving.
This beef and broccoli stir-fry can be served over cooked rice or noodles. Looks more appetizing when served in large bowls.
For speed, you can use quick-cooking rice or already-cooked rice that is heated in the microwave.
To cook noodles, bring plenty of water to a boil in a pot. Add the fiedes, let the water boil again and turn off the fire. Cover and leave for 6 minutes. Drain and serve. They can be seasoned with a little soy sauce.
To make this recipe more flavorful, you can add some fresh garlic or ginger, minced or grates, when searing the meat.
This recipe can be used with other types of meat, other vegetables and other vegetables. You can make a pork and broccoli stir-fry, a chicken stir-fry with green beans or snap peas, onion, and bell pepper, or a beef stir-fry with bok choi, onion, and mushrooms.