Easy Beef and Broccoli

I love to eat Asian inspired dishes, but do to some crazy food allergies I have, I unfortunately don’t get to enjoy very many of them. Here is one dish that my family and I are able to enjoy at home.
So here is my take on Beef & Broccoli:
beef broccoli
First you need about 1 to 1 ½ lbs of flank steak, sliced into thin strips.
Then marinate the meat in this for at least an hour:

-1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

-1 Tsp Sugar

-1 Tbsp Cornstarch

-1 Tbsp Soy Sauce (low-sodium)

-1 Tbsp Water

-2 Tbsp Veg. Oil

For the sauce:

½ Cup Soy Sauce (low-sodium)

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

4 Cloves Garlic, minced

2 Tbsp Flour

3 Tbsp Veg Oil

2 Heads of Broccoli, crowns only

In a small bowl stir together: soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and flour. Set aside.

In a large wok or saute pan, heat 2 tbsp of veg oil over high/medium heat. Add broccoli and saute for about 3 minutes stirring frequently. Transfer broccoli to plate.

Add the remaining tbsp of oil to the hot pan. Add the marinated meat and half of the sauce mixture and saute for 3 to 4 minutes, stir often, cook until meat is cooked through. Stir in the broccoli and remaining sauce. Cook for about 1 minute then serve over rice.

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Yummy Flank Steak Wheels

The weather has been so great lately and we have been BBQ’ing a lot lately. But I’ve been looking for some new recipes for grilling. Then I remembered the pinwheels I used to get from Costco, and found this recipe. This actually turned out very, very good…

flanksteak

  • 1 Pound Flank Steak (butterflied)
  • Some Salt & Pepper
  • 6 oz Asiago Cheese (shredded)
  • 4 oz Spinach Leaves
  • 8 to 10 Wooden skewers (soaked in water)

To butterfly the flank steak, have the meat grain running up and down in front of you. With a knife, cut the meat in half. You want a thinner and larger steak. Continue cutting the steak in half until you reach 1 inch from completely cutting through.

Lay the cut steak so that the grain is running left to right.  Begin layering the flank steak with salt, pepper, cheese and then spinach.

Begin rolling the flank steak tightly and away from you. Evenly insert the skewers 1 to 2 inches along the seam of the “pinwheel” to hold it together. Cut in between each skewer but not against the skewer. Make sure there is an even amount of meat on each side of the skewer.

Grill the wheels on each side for about 4 minutes or until desired.