Here is another great kid-friendly recipe from my mother-in-law. It’s originally from The Pampered Chef. Sometime in our first year of marriage, I brought my recipe notebook to her kitchen and asked to copy down all my husband’s favorite meals. This was one of those favorites. And the next generation is calling it a favorite too. I usually double it–the leftovers are great.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs. cornstarch
3 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
1 boneless beef sirloin (about 1 1/4 lbs.)
3 cups broccoli florets
1 med. onion, chopped
1 med. red bell pepper (I usually don’t add this, but it would be good!)
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 to 1 cup beef broth, depending on how saucy you like it. (I add 1 cup)
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
Red pepper flakes, to taste (for the adults)
- Whisk soy sauce, cornstarch, and oil.
- Cut steak lengthwise in half, and then crosswise into 1/4” strips.
- Add beef to soy sauce mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 15 min. to marinate (if you have time).
- Meanwhile, cut broccoli into florets and onion into wedges. Cut bell pepper into thin strips. Press garlic. Set vegetables aside
- Heat 1 tsp. oil in large skillet over med. high heat. Add half of beef and 1/4 tsp. ginger and stir-fry 2-3 min. Repeat with remaining oil and beef and last 1/4 tsp. ginger. (I usually stir-fry all the beef at once in a very large skillet just to save time.) Then transfer beef to different bowl.
- Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in skillet. Add broccoli, onion, and bell pepper, and stir-fry 3-4 min. until everything is tender enough for the kids to like!
- Return beef to skillet and add broth.
- Stir gently for 1 min until sauce is thickened.
- Serve over brown rice.
- Cut beef strips into tiny pieces for the little ones.
- Pass the red pepper flakes shaker to the adults for some extra spice!