Beef, Broccoli, and Bella Stir-fry

27 May

Another recipe inspired by one by Martha Stewart from Food Everyday that is thrifty, tasty, and goes together fairly fast. Serve with noodles or rice.

Time: 35 min           Serves: 4


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp apple juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds flank steak or skirt steak, trimmed of fat & membrane & cut into strips about 1/2 inch x 3 inches
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms
  • sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, chopped

How to make it

  • In a large, shallow bowl mix soy sauce, apple juice, vinegar, sugar, garlic, shallot, red and black pepper. Mix well and add steak. Allow to marinate at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat half of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meat in two batches, about 2-3 minutes, turning once. Set meat aside and add 1/2 cup of water to the pan. Stir up the brown bits and pour into marinade. Whisk cornstarch into marinade mixture.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining vegetable oil and sesame oil. Add broccoli and mushrooms until broccoli is bright green and crisp, stirring often – about 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup of water and cook until broccoli is tender, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir marinade and add to pan. Bring to a gentle boil and cook until thickened, stirring constantly – about 1 minute. Return meat to pan and toss to coat. Season with salt and peppers. Garnish with scallions.

One Response to “Beef, Broccoli, and Bella Stir-fry”


  1. Chinese New Year Celebration « detroittokyo - January 22, 2012

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