Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry

This recipe is a really good version of an old stand by. Very quick, very easy. Just add chopsticks.

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry


1/2 cup water
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sherry
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp cornstarch
3 Tbs vegetable oil
1 lb thinly sliced flank steak
1 lb broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper, sliced (add a jalapeño, too, if you like a spicier dish)
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs grated ginger


1. Mix water, hoisin, sherry, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch in a bowl.

2. Heat 1 Tbs oil in wok. Cook half of steak until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl and repeat with additional Tbs oil and remaining steak.

3. Add broccoli, bell pepper and remaining oil to wok and cook, covered, for about 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Return steak and any accumulated juices to the pan. Stir in hoisin mixture and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Serves 4

From America’s Test Kitchen

I’m afraid the broccoli in the stir fry is a different type of green to that in this song.
The Early November-Dinner At The Money Table

I don’t know about you, but I am crazy about Florence & The Machine. No, the band has nothing to do with dinner, beef, broccoli or stir fries. They just popped into my head as I was thinking about the Mardi Gras Cupcakes. Typical me and my flight of ideas. Although these days, when am I not thinking of cupcakes? Anyway back to the music.

I think Florence Welch is gorgeous and I am all over her cool sense of style. The band’s album, ‘Lungs’, is just song after song of musical goodness.
Florence & The Machine-Dog Days Are Over

You can get yourself  Lungs over here.


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3 Responses to Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry

  1. James! says:

    Aww. I saw it had broccoli in it and was hoping youd have some song ideas for this next cp! Dang. The food looks amazing as usual. And I am proud of you or bringing out some early November!

  2. mjrc says:

    i was hoping the same thing! i’m trying to think outside the box on this one, but i’m coming up short.

    • You and James are too funny! This broccoli post was purely coincidental as I tried to line up some posts before I went away.

      Anyhow, I had three solid (ish) broccoli songs (ish) and Tim okayed one. The boy chooses a tough topic!!!

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