Sometimes after a long day, I am so tired or simply cannot be bothered to cook. Instead of reaching for my phone and ordering a takeaway, I made a simple, delicious meal that can be done within 20 minutes! Yes you heard 20 minutes… faster than a takeaway delivery, a fraction of the price, healthier and the entire family will love it. Isabelle ate it like I have not fed her in days!
I am not one to stick to measurements strictly and only use it as a guideline.
2 tbsps. Soy sauce
2 tbsps. Brown sugar
1 tbsp. Corn-starch
½ Beef stock
1 tbsp. Vegetable oil
1 tsp Sesame oil (optional)
Sirloin steak, thinly sliced (I bought a ready sliced pack from the supermarket)
1 Onion, finely sliced
½ tsp Garlic (I had run out of garlic clove so I used garlic powder instead)
1 tsp Ginger (reduce to ½ tsp if ginger is not you’re thing)
Broccoli florets (frozen/fresh)
(Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything!)
In a bowl, make beef stock as instructed on the packaging. Add corn-starch, brown sugar and soy sauce and whisk. In a pan (wok, pan… potatoes patata) heat oil over medium heat, add steak and cook until it is no longer pink (be sure to toss often). Remove and set aside.
Add onions in the same pan and sauté for 3 minute. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for about half a second. Add the beef sauce and broccoli*. Cover pan and cook until broccoli is tender crisp. Add the beef back to the pan and stir. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Serve with plain rice or fried rice.
*If using frozen broccoli, you may want to steam it first and add it to the pan when adding the beef.
Voila, dinner is served.