I love making home made beef and broccoli. I use the cut of beef that *I* think is best and it turns out a good meal.
Here it is just before the leftovers went into the fridge:
It is REALLY simple to make.
Qty. 1 of a 1.5lb top loin steak, sliced in half then slice on the bias
6tbsp Soy Sauce
4tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Can chicken stock
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, chopped into small pieces
1 inch peeled ginger, chopped into small pieces
3 to 6 cloves of garlic chopped into small pieces
4 Qts. Brocolli florets
Marinate beef in 3 tbsp soy sauce. Stash in covered container in the fridge for 30 minutes. This is a good time to make some rice to go with the dish.
You can also chop up your aromatics.
Combine the ginger and garlic and add 1 or 2 tsp of peanut oil.
Reserve the Red Bell Pepper.
Once steak is marinated, heat a pan over high heat and add 2tsp of peanut oil and swirl it around. Now with regard to pans, I use a non-coated but you can use non-stick, just halve the oil. Fry each piece of beef and then put aside. You can put a batch of about 10 to 15 in a 12″ pan at a time.
Once the beef is done, add the peppers to the pan and cook until they start to blacken. Once that happens dump in the ginger/garlic mixture and count 30 seconds. Add 3 to 4 qts. of broccoli florets to the pan and add a little chicken stock.
Cover the pan. Combine 4tbsp Oyster Sauce, 1.5 cups chicken stock, 3 tbsp soy sauce, and two tbsp corn starch. Let the broccoli steam for 3 or 4 minutes.
Add the beef to the mixture and then pour in the combinations of stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce and starch. Cook for a few minutes until sauce thickens. It’s ready to serve.
Now lets cost the meal out:
The steak was $6.66
The ginger was $0.50
The pepper was $0.50
The garlic was $0.25
The stock was $1.39
I don’t count soy and oyster sauce since I always keep those on hand, but if I have to assign a cost:
Soy and Oyster was $0.50
Rice was $0.50
Total $10.30 – this makes approximately 4 servings. So per serving it is $2.58. Not too bad.
So total for dinners thus far over the past week:
$10.30 for two days
$11.28 for three days
$2.15 per day per person.
I like making big pot meals that last more than a day. It means I don’t have to cook every day.