Thursday, September 6, 2012

Beef with Broccoli, Onions and Potatoes

Carole's Chatter, a really lovely blog, has a round-up each week showcasing one ingredient called Food on Friday. After Friday she showcases a few highlights in a new post. Recently the topic was beef. One recipe that caught my eye was a Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry from Dishing with Leslie. I had to make a few adaptions because we were riced out, having had it for the past few days, and I had some potatoes that needed to be used sooner rather than later. And while I was a little hesitant about using potatoes, they really worked out nicely in the dish. Had some beautiful little yellow cherry tomatoes that needed to be used up so I threw them in, too! Delicious. Had to decrease the heat a little, Grandma was here for dinner. It was enough that she noticed but not too much that her mouth was on fire. Been there, done that, but Grandma is a good sport! This was a keeper. Excellent. We'll try it with next time to soak up all that delicious sauce. And maybe add more chili-garlic sauce, too.




Beef with Broccoli, Onions and Potatoes
Adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Source: original recipe by Dishing with Leslie
Printable Recipe

4 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
4 tablespoons water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb skirt steak, cut in strips, round or sirloin steak, cut against the grain into thin strips
vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
3 cups broccoli florets
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
2 cups baby potatoes or large potatoes cut into smaller pieces, par-boiled in microwave or on top of the stove
1 onion, cut into wedges
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce

In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 3-4 tablespoons water; whisk until smooth. Add the minced garlic and let sit a few minutes. Add in beef and toss to coat; let sit about 15 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water with remaining 2 tablespoons corn starch; whisk  until smooth. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, seasoned rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic chili sauce. Set aside.

In large non-stick skillet or a wok, heat about a tablespoon or two of vegetable oil over medium/high heat. Add beef and stir until lightly browned; remove from wok and keep warm. Add a little bit more vegetable oil to pan, add potatoes, onion and broccoli, cook until it softens. Return beef to pan. Pour sauce mixture in, add tomatoes, gently stir. Cook for another 5 -10 minutes. Serve.



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52 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, and I think the potatoes are a nice touch.

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  2. That looks delicious and potatoes in a stir fry would sure make Ken smile! Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Carol, how lovely of you to mention Carole's Chatter. Have a good one.

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  4. This looks like a great recipe! Thanks for always linking up with Foodie Friends Friday and for always linking back to my blog! You're the best!!

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  5. You have lots of great flavors in this dish, sounds like a hearty and healthy meal:@)

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  6. Oh this looks outstanding! so full of flavor and deliciousness!!
    Mary x

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  7. Looks better than the local Thai place!

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  8. I like beef with broccoli and like that you added the cherry tomatoes. I'm sure that they added to the overall goodness of the dish.

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  9. What a great stir fry! I love how you just kind of added in whatever you had on hand!

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  10. What a great recipe! The dinners that are created by throwing stuff in are always the best. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday. Don't forget to come back on Sunday to vote for your three favorites.

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  11. Wow, this sounds like an absolutely delicious meal. Must try soon!

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  12. This is dish my son would love! He's a real meat and potatoes guy! And, of course, I'd love it too!!

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  13. Oh yeah....this looks amazing! I can definitely see this meal in our future. David is going tolove the addition of potatoes. They are his favorite.

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  14. Carol, this looks delicious! My hubby would love this one with the meat and potatoes. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Wishing you a great weekend!

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  15. Love that you improvised and added potatoes in lieu of the rice, that was brilliant! This looks like a wonderful "comfort" dinner!

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  16. I love the shine of the dish, if that makes sense. I don't eat beef, but I love the potato-broccoli combi.

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  17. Yum. I bet the potatoes were perfect with that great sauce. I too like Carol's blog and have found some great recipes.

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  18. That looks excellent. Think I wil try that this week for sure.

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  19. Hi Carol,
    This is a fabulous recipe with a flavor combination that we will just love. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. Chinese is always a hit in my house! This looks like the perfect meal for us too Carol!

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  21. This looks delicious and I love the idea of using potato instead of rice, very filling!

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  22. This is making me seriously hungry! What time is dinner?

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  23. This sounds similar to a beef and broccoli stir fry that I used to make years ago but I love the potatoes in this instead of rice! I think the chili garlic sauce would be wonderful in it also. I'm ready for fall cooking!

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  24. Don't you love it when you can toss in whatever needs to be used! It looks delicious.

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  25. This looks delicious! And I'm glad to hear you can scale back the heat level successfully. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  26. great combo - thanks for sharing!

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  27. Wonderful deep flavors in this dish, Carol. Definitely saving the recipe for a chilly day in winter. (yes, it does get chilly down here once in a while!)

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    1. Thanks! I know it gets cold there, once got frosted out of Disney, years ago :)

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  28. Thanks for all the nice comments!

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  29. Substituting potatoes for rice is a good idea, Carol. It's fun to change things up from time to time. This looks like a delicious dish.

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  30. That sounds really good. I would never have thought of putting potatoes in a stir fry but I can see, now, that it would work!

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  31. When you posted this, I was multi-tasking on my lunch hour and couldn't comment, so had to come back to enjoy it! This sounds wonderful! I'm printing it right now.

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  32. It looks like the potato substitution worked out well. Good thinking.

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  33. This looks delicious! I love the baby potatoes you used, Carol. I always buy them when I see them in Costco.

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  34. The stir-fry looks simply mouthwatering! I too love to make a stir-fry with broccoli, but usually with chicken.

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  35. Great stir-fry!I'm not surprised that you all enjoyed it!!We'd have no leftovers with this one...

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  36. Although I don't eat beef, this looks tempting. Nice.

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  37. I would love a bowl please. Sometimes I so crave for the slow cook and the thick sauce from these dishes.

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  38. Such a hearty and delicious looking meal my friend :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  39. Looks delicious Carol...you have everything you need in a meal...
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  40. Anything with broccoli and I'm hooked!

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  41. I love all the flavors here...It sounds sooo delicious!Great recipe,Carol!

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  42. That looks delicious wished there was smello-net :-)

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  43. Looks fantastic! I actually love potatoes stir fried and I think this is a great match up with the beef and broccoli. Sounds like the perfect one dish meal to me - lol although the Asian would come out and I would probably have some rice with it too :P

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  44. Hmmm, we have all the ingredients except the beef, but considering my wife is a vegetarian I may make this with tempeh

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