I am BEYOND excited to share today’s recipe, and I know you guys are going to just love it. By now, you know I’m a HUGE Skinnytaste fan and today’s recipe comes from her beautiful new cookbook.
As though her blog is not a wonderful enough resource, Gina has jumped into the cookbook business producing a food pictorial that is beyond beautiful… and FULL of amazing recipes. While we only had a brief meeting at Fitbloggin 2012, I absolutely loved meeting this lady! So down-to-earth and lovely…
This recipe stood out immediately, as I love Mongolian Beef and the idea of the dish being “volumized” with extra broccoli had me at hello. And, the flavors were phenomenal! I love the idea that Chinese food can be healthy… and that Mongolian beef can still be good, even if it’s not served in a restaurant. Like all of Gina’s recipe, this one was easy to pull together, with just a few quick ingredients.
Mongolian Beef and Broccoli
2 tsp. cornstarch
3 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. rice wine
4 tsp. sesame oil
1 lb. sirloin steak, trimmed of fat, thinly sliced against the grain
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
4 cups broccoli florets
4 medium scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces; white and greens separated
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
2 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1. In a shallow glass container, whisk together the cornstarch, 2 tsp. of soy sauce, the rice wine, and 1 tsp. sesame oil.
2. Slice your steak and season with salt. Add to the marinade, and turn to coat. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Note: I moved the mixture to a ziploc bag for ease of marinade.
3. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the broccoli and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking.
4. Heat a large nonstick wok or skillet over high heat. Add 1 tsp. of the oil, then half of the beef. Cook for 30 seconds without disturbing, flip, and cook for another 30 seconds, moving the meat around until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate and repeat with 1 tsp. oil and the remaining beef.
5. Heat the remaining 1 tsp. oil in the wok and add the scallion whites, garlic, and ginger. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
6. Add the broccoli, brown sugar, remaining 3 Tbsp. soy sauce, and the oyster sauce and cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
7. Add the beef and cook, stirring, 30 more seconds. Remove from the heat and stir in the scallion greens.
8. Serve and enjoy! Note: You could easily pair this dish with brown rice, quinoa, or your favorite grain.
Per 1 1/3 cup serving:
CAL 256; CARB 15g; FAT 10g; PROT 28g; FIB 0.5g; WW Points Plus: 12