Ginger Sesame Beef with Broccoli
Dress Up the Ordinary
Love "takeout" beef with broccoli? Here's a homemade version that will have your favorite takeout place wondering where you've been: tasty strips of beef and crisp-tender broccoli flavored with fresh ginger, sesame, and garlic and napped in a spicy, savory sauce. Serve it over Asian noodles or jasmine rice.
1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin, cut in 2-inch wide and 1/4 inch thick slices
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
2 tablespoons minced ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
6 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 teaspoons Glace de Viande Gold® dissolved in 1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
Toss the beef slices with the cornstarch so the meat is completely coated.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the beef and stir-fry it until is browned and just cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Remove the beef from the pan and set it aside.
Add the remaining tablespoon of peanut oil and the sesame oil to the pan and then the broccoli, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir fry for 1 minute. Add the green onions and stir fry for another minute, until the broccoli is crisp-tender.
Stir in the diluted Glace de Viande Gold®, fish sauce, and soy sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Return the beef to the pan and cook, stirring, just until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 minute.
Serve immediately, topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Wine Pairing: Beaujolais or Zinfandel