Beef and Broccoli

Oh goodness! We took some of our Wagyu Carne Asada and made it into Beef and Broccoli ūü•¶ on this cold winter day and let me tell you it hit the spot. The warmness of the soft heat from the sauce and freshness of broccoli pair so well with our Carne Asada and made for a wonderful quick lunch.

1 package Brough Ranch Carne Asada (you could also use skirt steak or fajita meat recipe)
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
1 to 2 teaspoons ginger, or to taste (fresh or dried is okay, use less dried than you would fresh)
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 cups light brown sugar
4 to 6 cups broccoli florets (dependent on preference for broccoli)
2 to 3 green onions, sliced into 1/4-inch long segments (I used dried chives because that’s what I had on hand)
Pinch of red pepper flakes, optional and to taste
sesame seeds, optional for garnishing

In a bowl or ziplock bag add the steak, cornstarch, seal, and toss to coat. Set aside while preparing the sauce.

In a steamer add cut broccoli and steam until fork tender.

To a medium saucepan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and heat over medium-high for about 1 minute, or just until garlic is fragrant, taking care not to scorch it.

Add the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and allow it to boil for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened and reduced. While it simmers, sear the steak.

To a large skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and the steak. Cook over medium-high or high heat until steak is cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes, flipping the pieces intermittently to ensure even cooking. Once done cooking I sliced into bite sized chunks before  placing back into the skillet. 

Add the broccoli.

Evenly drizzle in the soy sauce mixture, noting it will bubble up dramatically. Toss the beef and broccoli to coat evenly with the sauce. Simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes at medium-high heat.
Turn off the heat, add the green onions, and stir to incorporate.
Optionally, evenly sprinkle with red pepper flakes (makes the dish taste more authentic and gives it flavor without adding much heat),

optional- sprinkle with sesame seeds

serve immediately

Please note I am not a professional chef these directions worked for me but I do not guarantee outcome. 

This recipes has been adapted from

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