This is a quick supper and has so much flavour…

First you will need:

  • 1 lb thin cut of beef sliced across the grain into strips
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda

I found the most amazing tip somewhere on the internet a while back. I usually don’t like beef strips because they often turn out tough and chewy, however, adding a tsp of basking soda to the marinade makes all of the difference. The beef is tender, soft and absolutely perfect! However, very important.. don’t leave it in the marinade for more than 30 min!!

While the beef is marinating, make the sauce and prepare 4-5 cups of broccoli florets.

For the sauce

  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp water

Add an 1-2 inches of oil to your wok for deep frying, and in batches, deep fry the beef for about a minute until golden brown and set aside.

When the beef is done, pour all but about 2 tsp of oil out of the wok and heat back up…

To the hot wok add 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced and one chopped onion and stir fry until the onion is translucent.

Add the brocoli and cook until it has changed colour but is still has crunch to it.

Add the sauce to the broccoli and cook down for a min or two and then thicken the sauce with a mix of 2 tsp of cornstarch and 2 tbsp of water…

Add the beef and you are done…

You can serve this on rice, as I believe most people do, but we like it on its own…

Beef and Broccoli