Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
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beef and brocoli

Quit your whining and roll up your sleeves! We're making a classic Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry that will knock your socks off. This dish is packed with flavor, and if you follow these instructions to the letter, you might just impress someone for once. Let's get to it!


  • 1 lb (450g) flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 lb (450g) broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and cornstarch. Toss in the thinly sliced flank steak and coat it well. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Boil water in a large pot and add a pinch of salt. Throw in the broccoli florets and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking. Drain again and set aside.
  3. Get your wok or large skillet screaming hot. Add the vegetable oil.
  4. Add the marinated beef to the pan in a single layer. Do not overcrowd. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until it's browned but not fully cooked through. Remove the beef and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add a bit more oil if needed. Toss in the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  6. Return the beef to the pan along with the blanched broccoli. Pour in the beef broth and add the hoisin sauce. Stir everything together and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens and everything is cooked through.
  7. Turn off the heat and drizzle with sesame oil. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and red pepper flakes if you're feeling bold. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
  8. Plate it up and serve immediately.

If you followed these steps and didn't cut corners, you should have a dish that's worthy of praise. Don't get cocky; there's always room for improvement. Keep practicing, and maybe one day, you'll be able to cook without me yelling in your ear. Now, clean up your station!

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