what meat for beef and broccoli

Flank steak is the classic choice for beef and broccoli. It’s marbled with fat, full of beefy flavor, and easy to cut into super-thin, tender slices. But flank isn’t the only option. Skirt steak will give you a very similar result, and if you’re watching your wallet, sirloin is another great choice.

How to Ensure Tender Beef?

The right cut (see list above) can make all the difference in a stir fry. Here are our best tips to achieve tender beef:

  • Freeze steak 30 minutes for easier slicing
  • Use a sharp knife to cut super thin slices against the grain
  • Add steak to a HOT skillet to sear and seal in juices
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan or it cools quickly and will steam cook

How to Make Beef and Broccoli:

This recipe moves fast and comes together in 1 skillet, so you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you fire up the stove. It is just 6 steps in one skillet!

  • Slice beef strips
  • Make stir fry sauce
  • Cook broccoli and remove from pan.
  • Cook beef
  • Add stir fry sauce
  • Return broccoli to the pan

The Best Beef and Broccoli Sauce:

Many stir fry recipes have gone wrong with a poorly made sauce. We tested this recipe over and over until we arrived at the perfect balance of sweet and savory. For the best stir fry sauce:

  • Use low sodium soy sauce (or Gluten Free Tamari)
  • Use the right amount of fresh ginger – it has strong flavor so don’t overdo it.
  • Do not skip the sesame oil as it gives authentic flavor
  • Simmer sauce at least 3 minutes to mellow out garlic and ginger
  • For a thinner sauce, add 2 Tbsp water at the end

Flank steak is the classic choice for beef and broccoli. It’s marbled with fat, full of beefy flavor, and easy to cut into super-thin, tender slices. But flank isn’t the only option. Skirt steak will give you a very similar result, and if you’re watching your wallet, sirloin is another great choice.

FAQ

What cut of meat should I use for beef and broccoli?

Beef flank steak is the best cut for quick stir fry dishes like beef and broccoli. It’s cheap but still flavorful, and you can easily tenderize it with a little bit of baking soda.

What kind of beef is used for stir-fry?

What Cut of Beef Is Best For Beef Stir-Fry? Flank steaks are the most popular choice for making a stir-fry. However, you can also use sirloin steak, skirt steak, Denver steak, or even beef chuck. Beef chuck steak is the most economical choice, but it does require some extra trimming.

What is beef and broccoli made of?

Beef and Broccoli has easily become one of the dishes in the weekly rotation! It’s really a simple combination of the tender marinated flank steak, crisp broccoli, aromatics, and savory umami rich sauce that really brings it all together!

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