Loaded with good for your veggies like broccoli and red bell peppers and a simple stir fry sauce, this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry can on the table in minutes!
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Stir Fries are Great for Using Up Vegetables!
With my CSA in full swing, I am often looking for recipes to use as many vegetables as possible. I find myself typing in things like: sweet potatoes, swiss chard, red bell peppers in Eat Your Books. After typing in all sorts of combinations, a light bulb went off.
Why not just make a stir fry using some of them up? It's quick and easy once you get past the preparation phase. Beef and broccoli is a pretty classic stir fry. All I needed to do was add a few more veggies to it, start some rice in the Rice Cooker and make up a simple stir fry sauce. Note - yes, I use a fairly expensive rice cooker. I bought it in 1994 when we adopted our daughters, and it's still going strong!
For this stir fry, I needed to use up some red bell pepper and broccoli, in Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry - I needed to use up broccoli and snow peas. In Spicy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts, I was able to use up some Brussels Sprouts!
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Red Bell Peppers
Oyster sauce is a classic for Beef and Broccoli, but I didn't have any! So, I used Hoisin Sauce instead. Hoisin sauce is so flavorful, it almost makes it own sauce, but I added a few more simple pantry and fridge ingredients to boost it a bit. Fresh grated ginger is one of my favorite things to add to any stir fry sauce. I keep ginger in the freezer and using a microplane, I just grate it frozen, so easy! I'm giving measurements for the veggies in this stir fry, but it's pretty adaptable.
Some more broccoli recipes you might like:
Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cranberries - so delicious!
Everyone loves this easy Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad!
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
- 1 pound beef sirloin cut into bite size pieces
- 2 red bell peppers seeded and cut into large dice
- 1 bunch of broccoli use the florets and keep stems for another use
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup of beef or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in wok over high heat. Add beef and stir fry, leaving it a little pink. Remove and place in bowl. Add more oil to wok and add broccoli, stir fry for about 2-3 minutes or until starting to brown in places. Add onions, garlic, and red bell pepper. Stir fry for about 2 more minutes or until onions are tender.
- Add beef back to wok. If wok is smoking, you might need to turn heat down to medium high. Add sauce ingredients and stir until everything is coated.
- Serve over rice.
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