Monday, January 17, 2011

Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

Whenever I think of this dish, I remember a young man who worked for us. His name was Brian, but we nicknamed him "Fubu", because at 18, he was in to wearing that clothing line all the time. Told us he hated broccoli, but one day everyone got a carry out from the local Chinese restaurant and we sort of forced Fubu to try the beef and broccoli. He went bananas and eventually learned to make it himself...that's the way to get kids to eat their veggies!

For the beef:
1 to 1 1/2 lbs tender beef (sirloin, ribeye, flank steak) sliced about 1/4 inch against the grain
2Tbl soy sauce
2 Tbl dry sherry
Combine the ingredients and then stir fry in a wok or large frying pan in a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Remove and set aside.

In the same pan, stir fry the following:
1 large onion cut in wedges
1 lb broccoli florets
3 cloves minced garlic
1Tbl. grated ginger
Add the beef to this and then stir in:
1/c cup beef broth
2 Tbl brown sugar
3 Tbl soy sauce
1/2 tsp  crushed red pepper flakes
Thicken the mixture with a cornstarch slurry

Add 8 oz spaghetti cooked in beef broth and about 2 tsp sesame oil

Note: Instead of spaghetti you can use 2 packages of cooked beef ramen noodles or even cooked rice

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