I barbecued a steak the other night and had a good-sized piece left over. Usually, I’ll turn leftover steak into either fried rice or burritos, but I had a nice bit of broccoli as well, so opted for a stir fry combo. I combined a few different recipes, based on what sounded good and what I had around. You could, of course, use raw meat and stir fry a little longer, until cooked through.
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry from Leftover Steak
- leftover cooked steak, about 1/2 pound
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 Tbs sherry
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 Tbs sesame oil
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- about 1 pound of broccoli
- 3-4 Tbs oil, divided
- Slice the meat into 1/4″ thick strips of bite sized pieces. Put in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 Tbs of soy sauce and sherry, mix together, and let sit for a quick marinade.
- Slice the broccoli into florets. Slice any thick stems into 1/4″ pieces.
- Mix together the cornstarch, water, 4 tsp soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. If you want it spicy, add some red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp or so.
- Heat 2 Tbs of oil in a skillet over medium high. When it’s hot, add the beef, stirring frequently. Cooked meat will only take a minute or two. Raw meat should cook in 3-4 minutes. Remove the meat.
- Add the other 1-2 Tbs oil and then cook the broccoli 2-3 minutes, until softened a bit. Put the meat back in the pan. Reduce the heat a bit, pour in the cornstarch mix and stir together. Cook 2-3 minutes.