Monday, July 30, 2007
Beef with Broccoli
Just wanted to post another recipe that is easy to prepare. This is what we had for dinner last night :)
500 gms beef tips
1 head broccoli
1/2 stick carrot
4-5pcs (fresh) button mushrooms
Salt and pepper
½ cup water
¼ cube of beef or chicken bullion
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp flour
Season the beef tips with salt and pepper and set aside. Wash the vegetables thoroughly. Remove the stalk of the broccoli and cut the flowerets into smaller pieces. Slice the mushrooms and carrots (into chips) and finely chop the garlic.
Boil some water in a sauce pan. Once water is boiling, add the carrots. After 1-2 minutes, add the broccoli. The water should stop bubbling at this point. When water resumes boiling, wait a few seconds then drain the veggies and set aside.
Prepare the sauce by adding the bullion cube to the half cup of hot water. Stir until bullion is dissolved. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and stir together until thoroughly dissolved. Taste and adjust accordingly.
On a wok or skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. When oil is hot, add the seasoned beef tips and cook until meat is brown. Once cooked, set the meat aside with its juices.
In the same pan, add another 1 tbsp of olive oil and sauté the garlic until almost brown. Add the beef tips with all its juices and sauté with the garlic. Push the beef to the sides of the pan and add the mushrooms in the middle. Cook mushrooms until soft. Add the broccoli and carrots in the pan. Mix well so that all the flavors infuse. At this point, add the sauce mixture and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Serve with white rice.