Food: Beef and Broccoli

I love making home made beef and broccoli. I use the cut of beef that *I* think is best and it turns out a good meal.

Here it is just before the leftovers went into the fridge:

Beef and Broccoli
Home made beef and broccoli.

It is REALLY simple to make.


Qty. 1 of a 1.5lb top loin steak, sliced in half then slice on the bias
6tbsp Soy Sauce
4tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Can chicken stock
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, chopped into small pieces
1 inch peeled ginger, chopped into small pieces
3 to 6 cloves of garlic chopped into small pieces
4 Qts. Brocolli florets

Marinate beef in 3 tbsp soy sauce. Stash in covered container in the fridge for 30 minutes. This is a good time to make some rice to go with the dish.

You can also chop up your aromatics.

Combine the ginger and garlic and add 1 or 2 tsp of peanut oil.

Reserve the Red Bell Pepper.

Once steak is marinated, heat a pan over high heat and add 2tsp of peanut oil and swirl it around. Now with regard to pans, I use a non-coated but you can use non-stick, just halve the oil. Fry each piece of beef and then put aside. You can put a batch of about 10 to 15 in a 12″ pan at a time.

Once the beef is done, add the peppers to the pan and cook until they start to blacken. Once that happens dump in the ginger/garlic mixture and count 30 seconds. Add 3 to 4 qts. of broccoli florets to the pan and add a little chicken stock.

Cover the pan. Combine 4tbsp Oyster Sauce, 1.5 cups chicken stock, 3 tbsp soy sauce, and two tbsp corn starch. Let the broccoli steam for 3 or 4 minutes.

Add the beef to the mixture and then pour in the combinations of stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce and starch. Cook for a few minutes until sauce thickens. It’s ready to serve.

Now lets cost the meal out:

The steak was $6.66
The ginger was $0.50
The pepper was $0.50
The garlic was $0.25
The stock was $1.39

I don’t count soy and oyster sauce since I always keep those on hand, but if I have to assign a cost:
Soy and Oyster was $0.50
Rice was $0.50

Total $10.30 – this makes approximately 4 servings. So per serving it is $2.58. Not too bad.

So total for dinners thus far over the past week:
$10.30 for two days
$11.28 for three days
So average:
$2.15 per day per person.

I like making big pot meals that last more than a day. It means I don’t have to cook every day.

4 thoughts on “Food: Beef and Broccoli

    1. Oh yeah – and I even add crushed red pepper flakes to spice it up a bit more. The problem with most Chinese restaurants in the U.S. is that they tend to cook the broccoli until it’s limp, and the sauce is too liquid. This has crunchy broccoli, and a nice sauce.

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