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Chili beef and broccoli

Total Time
22 min
18 min
4 min
Flank steak is a very lean and flavorful cut of beef. Because it is also fairly inexpensive, it makes a great choice for a healthy, weeknight stir fry. Make sure you cut the flank steak slices against the grain to prevent the beef from being tough and chewy. The addition of a teaspoon of oil into the marinated beef also tenderizes the meat. Instead of chopping the broccoli florets yourself, save time and use the steam-in-the-bag variety from your produce section. If you cook the broccoli in their package according to its directions, you’ll save more time because you’ll have two less pots to clean.



3 cup(s), chopped, small florets

Uncooked lean flank steak

12 oz, trimmed

Fresh ginger

2 Tbsp, minced

Sherry (dry or sweet)

2 Tbsp, dry variety, divided

Less sodium soy sauce

1 tsp


1 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp, divided

Peanut oil

2 Tbsp, divided

Sriracha chili sauce

2 Tbsp

Hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp


½ cup(s), chopped, thinly sliced


  1. In a medium saucepan bring 4 cups water to a boil over high heat. Add broccoli and cook 1 minute or until water just returns to a boil. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  2. Cut beef along the grain into roughly 2-inch-wide strips. Cut each strip across grain into ¼-inch-thick slices. In a medium bowl, combine beef, ginger, 1 tablespoon of sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and stir to combine. Stir in 1 teaspoon of oil. In a small bowl, combine sriracha sauce, hoisin sauce and remaining sherry.
  3. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12 inch skillet over high heat until a bead of water dropped onto the surface vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in 1 tablespoon of peanut oil, add onions and stir-fry 10 seconds or until fragrant. Push onions to sides of wok, add beef and spread evenly in one layer in wok. Cook undisturbed 1 minute, letting beef begin to sear. Then, using a metal spatula, stir-fry 1 minute, incorporating onions or until beef is lightly browned but not cooked through.
  4. Swirl remaining 2 teaspoons oil into wok, add broccoli, sprinkle on remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and stir-fry 30 seconds or until just combined. Swirl sriracha mixture into wok, and stir-fry 30 seconds to 1 minute or until beef is just cooked through and vegetables are tender-crisp. Yields 1 cup per serving.