Tangy and spicy beef and broccoli are a winning combination in this quick stir-fry dinner.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut beef across grain into thin slices. Combine 1 Tbsp. each cornstarch and soy sauce with garlic and sugar in medium bowl; stir in beef. Let stand 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, remove flowerets from broccoli; cut into bite-size pieces. Peel stalks; cut diagonally into thin slices.

  • Combine 1 cup water, remaining 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 4 teaspoons cornstarch and crushed red pepper in small bowl. Set aside.

  • Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in hot wok or large skillet over high heat. Add beef and stir-fry 1 minute; remove.

  • Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in same pan. Add broccoli and onion; stir-fry 2 minutes. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. water over vegetables; cover and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add beef and soy sauce mixture; cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 15.2g 31% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 41.1mg 14% DV; sodium 826.5mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2011
I find I rely on stir fries like this a lot when I m headed out of town (again) and I need something quick nutritious delicious and puts to good use the produce in the fridge I don t want to go to waste. (In this case the broccoli and mushrooms I used made their way from Florida to Wisconsin before it all finally ended up on our plates) This Hot and Tangy Broccoli Beef was just what I was after. We can do the tangy however because of Hubs sensitive innards we can t do the hot so I had to leave out the red pepper flakes. It didn t make a difference this was plenty good without it. Mushrooms filled in for the onion because again I m leaving town again in the morning and wanted to use them up. But they couldn t have been a better choice had they been written into the recipe. Other than that substitution I followed the recipe fairly closely only substituting peanut oil for the vegetable oil. We try to monitor our carbs (especially after a couple weeks worth of pasta in Italy!) so I served this over Miracle Rice described as Shirataki rice guilt free rice zero calories soy free gluten free made in the USA. It is expensive smells foul looks unnatural and tastes like nothing. I d highly recommend substituting a little bit of rice or nothing at all... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2007
As written pretty bland. With some fixing-up however it was delicious! I tripled the garlic added 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger 1 tsp. beef bouillon (to the sauce) extra 1/4 tsp. red pepper and another tablespoon or so of soy sauce. Also used round steak which was much more tender and less fatty than sirloin. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2007
As written pretty bland. With some fixing-up however it was delicious! I tripled the garlic added 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger 1 tsp. beef bouillon (to the sauce) extra 1/4 tsp. red pepper and another tablespoon or so of soy sauce. Also used round steak which was much more tender and less fatty than sirloin. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2011
I find I rely on stir fries like this a lot when I m headed out of town (again) and I need something quick nutritious delicious and puts to good use the produce in the fridge I don t want to go to waste. (In this case the broccoli and mushrooms I used made their way from Florida to Wisconsin before it all finally ended up on our plates) This Hot and Tangy Broccoli Beef was just what I was after. We can do the tangy however because of Hubs sensitive innards we can t do the hot so I had to leave out the red pepper flakes. It didn t make a difference this was plenty good without it. Mushrooms filled in for the onion because again I m leaving town again in the morning and wanted to use them up. But they couldn t have been a better choice had they been written into the recipe. Other than that substitution I followed the recipe fairly closely only substituting peanut oil for the vegetable oil. We try to monitor our carbs (especially after a couple weeks worth of pasta in Italy!) so I served this over Miracle Rice described as Shirataki rice guilt free rice zero calories soy free gluten free made in the USA. It is expensive smells foul looks unnatural and tastes like nothing. I d highly recommend substituting a little bit of rice or nothing at all... Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2005
Good dish though not the taste I was looking for. Not as sweet as the usual order out I get but still very very good and something I'll remake. I used less broccoli and still had tons leftover so modifyig the amount of broccoli used is a per person thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2010
My Beef and Broccoli fanatic husband loved this! I only changed one thing I added a little ginger with the garlic. The only difference to me was that the broccoli tasted much fresher and was crunchier then from the restaurant nothing wrong with that! Love this can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2006
I loved this! I didn't use any vinegar mostly becasue I don't like it and also I just forgot:) It turned out really tasty. I would add more garlic and red pepper flakes next time. I actually liked how it wasn't super sweet. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2011
This recipe is fool-proof and very tasty. I felt it was better then most good restaurants. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
I've made this recipe several times. It's a great recipe to play with. I sometimes add carrots or snowpeas or whatever is on hand. I like things spicy so I up the red pepper to 1 teaspoon put in lots of garlic and add chopped fresh ginger. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2006
My husband and I tried this recipe and while it's good it needs.......something. Fresh ginger? Orange peel? More garlic? More red pepper? We don't know. It's a keeper because it makes a reasonably good quick meal but not something I'd do up for company. Thanks to the author for publishing it though:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2006
This was great! I added a bit more red pepper and sugar and forgot the vinegar but I think the vinegar would have made it better. Everyone at work wanted the recipe just from smelling the left overs! Read More
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