Stir-Fried Ginger Beef with Broccoli and Mushrooms
Try a zesty spin on this traditional takeout dish.
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil or canola oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 minced or grated fresh ginger, divided
- Salt to taste
- 2 teaspoons minced or crushed garlic
- About a dozen medium mushrooms, sliced
- 1 medium bunch broccoli, coarsely chopped (peel and include as much of the stalks as feasible)
- 3/4 pound sirloin steak or flank steak, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- Dark sesame oil, drizzled to taste
- Chili flakes to taste
- Place a wok or large, deep skillet over medium heat and wait about a minute. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Turn the heat to high, add the onion and half the ginger, and stir-fry for about a minute. Sprinkle lightly with salt, if using.
- Add 1 teaspoon of the garlic and all of the mushrooms, and salt lightly (if using). Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms soften.
- Keeping the heat high, toss in the broccoli, salt lightly again, and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is bright green, but still crisp. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl, and return the wok or skillet to the stove over high heat.
- Wait 30 seconds, then add the other tablespoon oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the strips of beef and the remaining ginger, salting lightly. Stir-fry for just 1 to 2 minutes for medium. During the last 20 seconds or so of cooking, sprinkle in the remaining teaspoon of garlic and the balsamic vinegar, then add the vegetables back in, stirring to combine. Remove from heat, and serve right away, over rice.
- Pass a bottle of dark sesame oil and a container of chili flakes at the table to sprinkle over the top of each serving.
- Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving, and 1/4 teaspoon of dark sesame oil drizzled.
Per serving: 397 kcal cal., 14 g fat (3 g sat. fat), 42 g carb., 5 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 26 g pro., 107 mg calcium, 4 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet