Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beef and Broccoli

You know when you crave a particular Chinese food dish and then you think to yourself, "Ehhh, it's so bad for you," or "Ehhh, it's so expensive..."? This dish (from AllRecipes) is my answer for anyone craving beef and broccoli. The only differences are that it's not covered in grease and has a more unique flavor. Again, it's another recipe that doesn't call for many more ingredients than what you probably already have. Try this for an at-home Asian night to save some money ... or some calories.

Prep time: 15 min.
Total time: 1 hour
Servings: 2.5 full-size, 4 as an appe-teaser


  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fat-free Italian dressing
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 lb round steak, cut into strips
  • 6 C water
  • 5 cubes beef bouillon
  • 4 oz. linguine pasta, uncooked
  • 1/2 C fat-free beef broth
  • 1 C fresh mushrooms, sliced (*I omit.)
  • 1/2 C sliced green onion
  • 1 lb broccoli, separated into florets
  1. In a shallow glass dish or bowl, stir together the soy sauce, Italian dressing, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger. Place steak strips in the mixture to marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. While the beef is marinating, combine the bouillon cubes in water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, and add pasta. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove beef from marinade with a slotted spoon and place in the hot skillet. Discard marinade. 
  4. Cook beef, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes, or until mostly browned. Stir in the beef broth, mushrooms and green onions, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes.

  5. Remove lid, add broccoli, and cook until broccoli is bright green and tender but still crisp. 
  6. Add drained linguine, toss, and serve. 
Et voila!

1 comment:

  1. Okay this looks good! I love at home take out. Not only do I think it tastes better than the low quality cuts of meats they usually use but you save so much money and not to mention calories.