We’ve been hitting the take out hard this past week. Sometimes we just can’t get dinner together and honestly, that’s just fine. However, we have yet to find a go to Chinese restaurant, which is probably for the best 🤣. Instead, we do a quick and easy, better than take out, skillet beef and broccoli!
Skip the restaurant line with this recipe thrown together in a skillet in less than 30 minutes! I swear, it’s so simple to make I can’t believe we actually ordered the take out version.
Whisk sauce. Sear beef. Remove beef and cook broccoli. Add beef and sauce to pot. Simmer 2 minutes…
Quick and easy right??
No more Chinese food take out for us. Skillet beef and broccoli for the win!Print
Skip the restaurant with this better than take out beef and broccoli recipe thrown together in a skillet in just 25 minutes!
- 1 1/2 lbs flank steak, cut into 1-inch chunks*
- 4 cups broccoli florettes
- 1 inch fresh ginger root, grated (about 1 teaspoon)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Sesame seeds, thinly sliced chives to garnish
- In a small bowl, whisk together ginger, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce, and sesame oil. Set aside.
- In a large, nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium high heat. Add steak chunks and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sear until almost cooked through, about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove steak to a plate and let rest.
- Heat remaining oil in the same skillet over medium high heat. Add broccoli and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover the skillet, letting the broccoli steam until tender, about 3 more minutes.
- Remove the lid, add the steak back to the pan and pour in the whisked sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is somewhat thickened.
- Serve immediately over your favorite rice with sesame seeds and sliced chives.
You can also thinly slice the steak instead of chunks for a more traditional style. If so, sear the beef for 3-4 minutes (instead of 6-8) in step 2 and then follow the rest of the recipe as written.