Thursday, February 10, 2011

Delicious Broccoli Beef Recipe


  • 2 cups of instant white rice, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 pound of beef
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup of french dressing
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger (minced)


  1. Begin by cooking the rice according to the directions on the package.
  2. In a large skillet, heat up the oil on medium-high heat.
  3. Take the beef and slice it into bite-sized strips.
  4. Add the beef strips and cook for 3 minutes or until evenly browned (make sure to stir frequently).
  5. Now add the broccoli, hoisin sauce, ginger and french dressing. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Cover the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. Pour the mixture over the rice and enjoy.
Cooking time (duration): 25 Minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4 People

Stir Frying Tips

Things that will make your cooking experience more enjoyable.

Since this is a dish that uses high heat there is less room for errors.
As such consider the following tips:

- You want to make sure everything you need is ready before you begin cooking.
- Everything should be mixed and chopped.
- Equal sized pieces will ensure equal cooking time.
- Whatever takes the longest to cook should be the first thing in the pan and so on.
- Make sure to stir continuously to avoid burning in the wok or hot skillet.
- Use only approved utensils to avoid melting them.

Where did Beef & Broccoli Popularity Come From?

This dish seems to have evolved into an American Chinese food. It is not even an item you would find on a Chinese menu. This dish typically utilizes western broccoli instead of Chinese broccoli in order to accommodate the western palate. Many Americans love their broccoli and they also their beef. By incorporating these two popular items and adding many variations of sauces this dish will remain popular for decades to come.

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