Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beef and Broccoli

This is a clean yet flavorful meal that I found on the Weight Watchers website. 

Start with 3/4 pound of lean thin sirloin steaks.

 Cut the steaks into thin strips.

Heat 2 teaspoons of canola or olive oil over medium high heat.[Please note my beautiful Cuisinart stainless steel pan I got for Christmas! So great! Thanks Dad!]

Toss steak slices in 2 tablespoons cornstarch.
Transfer steak to skillet and saute until brown, about 4 minutes, then remove from pan and let rest in a bowl. 
In skillet, add 1/2 cup chicken broth and broccoli, toss for 3 minutes or until tender but still firm. Add garlic, red pepper flakes [don't be shy with these, you want some kick!], and ginger. Stir remaining liquid ingredients together and pour into pan. Let thicken for one minute. Then add back steak to pan and toss with sauce and broccoli. 


Serve with white or brown rice. Enjoy!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Weight Watchers website

Ingredients

2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, divided   
1/4 tsp table salt   
  3/4 pound(s) lean sirloin beef, trimmed, thinly sliced against the grain   
2 tsp canola oil   
  1 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided   
  5 cup(s) broccoli, florets (about a 12 oz bag)   
1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced   
2 tsp minced garlic   
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste   
1/4 cup(s) low-sodium soy sauce   
1/2 cup(s) water   

Instructions

  • On a plate, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and salt; add beef and toss to coat.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 4 minutes; transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  • Add 1/2 cup broth to same pan; stir to loosen any bits on food on bottom of pan. Add broccoli; cover and cook, tossing occasionally and sprinkling with a tablespoon water if needed, until broccoli is almost crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Uncover pan and add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • In a cup, stir together soy sauce, remaining 1/2 cup broth, remaining 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch and water until blended; stir into pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Return beef and accumulated juices to pan; toss to coat. Serve. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.Each serving is 4 weight watchers points plus. Serve with white rice (1/2 cup is 3 points)

1 comment:

  1. ok, this is something i think i might actually be able to do despite my lack of kitchen skills. merci!

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