Favorite Takeout Beef and Broccoli Becomes Quick and Easy

Favorite Takeout Beef and Broccoli Becomes Quick and Easy | 31Daily.com

A grain bowl favorite classic, Takeout Beef and Broccoli, can be quickly and easily made at home.




We all love takeout. And the Chinese Beef and Broccoli classic stir-fry dish simmered in a rich brown sauce is a perennial go-to choice for many of us.

And while I love to make it with a choice cut of beef, sometimes I need something simpler, easier, and economical.

This dish becomes all that when made with ground beef. It also becomes a perfect meal choice for busy weeknight dinners with simple pantry ingredients.

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For me, the brown rice absolutely makes the dish. I love the chewy, nutty flavor of brown basmati rice with Beef and Broccoli. Or any short grain brown rice. But on the nights when I don’t have 45 minutes to let it cook, brown minute rice is an excellent substitute.

Favorite Takeout Beef and Broccoli Becomes Quick and Easy

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Favorite Takeout Beef and Broccoli Becomes Quick and Easy

Favorite Takeout Beef and Broccoli Becomes Quick and Easy | 31Daily.com

A grain bowl favorite classic, Takeout Beef and Broccoli, can be quickly and easily made at home.

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Ingredients

Cooking Sauce

  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha

Thickening

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Beef and Broccoli

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • broccoli florets from 1 large head
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Cooked Brown Rice

Instructions

Cook brown rice according to package instructions.

Whisk together cooking sauce ingredients and set aside.

In a large skillet, cook ground beef until browned, crumbling it as it cooks. Drain any excess fat. Add broccoli, green onions, and cooking sauce. Stir to combine; simmer until the broccoli is tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add cornstarch and water to the skillet and cook until thickened, about 1 minute.

Serve over cooked brown rice.


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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.