Dreaming of Chinese food, but don’t want to pay the cost ($$$ and calories)?? Try out this light and easy substitution that is sure to hit the spot of any craving! I found a similar recipe on Weight Watchers years ago and over the years have perfected it to my taste as outlined below. Enjoy!
Light & Easy Beef and Broccoli
- 1/2 lb beef, lean sirloin, thinly sliced (ALSO DELISH WITH CHICKEN!)
- 2 1/2 T cornstarch divided
- 2 t olive oil
- 1 c chicken broth reduced sodium, divided
- 4 c broccoli chopped
- 1 T ginger powder
- 1 T garlic minced
- 1/4 c water
- 1/4 c soy sauce low sodium
In a small bowl, toss beef with 2 T cornstarch.
Heat oil in a wok or deep pan over medium-high heat. Add beef, cooking until medium-well done (~5 minutes). Transfer beef to a separate plate.
Add 1/2 c broth to wok with broccoli. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is almost crisp (~4 minutes).
In a small bowl, stir together ginger, garlic, water, soy sauce, remaining 1/2 c broth, and remaining 1/2 T cornstarch until well blended.
Add soy sauce mixture to wok. Bring to a simmer, continuously stirring until slightly thickened (~2 minutes).
Return beef to wok and toss to coat.