I know I'm not the only kid that was elated when we were going to have Chinese takeout for dinner! I remember those nights I couldn't decide if I wanted beef and broccoli (the only time I'll eat broccoli) or sesame chicken. With fried rice, of course, and those sugary Chinese donuts. This was gourmet living for a kid in the nineties.
Living in New York, Chinese restaurants were as ubiquitous as coffeeshops. It's been ages since I've had Chinese takeoutOne thing is for sure is this beef and broccoli recipe hits the spot at any time.
So glad I acquired my taste for broccoli. And I'm so glad I got a wok. I julienned some beautifully bright colored vegetables...bell peppers, red cabbage, onion, and of course, broccoli.
I highly recommend using a wok. And not just for Asian cuisine. There are so many things that a wok can do much better than your frying pan actually. Really! For example, the wok gets hotter so that'll cut your cooking time in half, plus it's much easier to control the heat. It also allows you to evenly cook your food. Oh, and if you take care of it, it'll last forever.
beef + broccoli
serves 2-4, 4.5 hour prep time + 20 min cook time