• 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound boneless round or chuck steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges

A quick and delicious Asian dish that is a tasty alternative to traditional holiday fare
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
During the holiday season, I’m always looking for meals that break up the typical turkey or ham type dinners. That is when I turn to some of my favorite Asian dishes. One of my favorites is my Beef and Broccoli. It is simple to make and tastes even better than the Chinese restaurant. You can use any type of steak for this dish, so I usually go with a chuck or round steak. Leaner is better with this recipe. The sauce is so tasty and goes great over rice. And that is all you need for a complete meal. When things get busy this time of year, this dish is great because it is quick, easy, and so delicious!
Belle’s Beef and Broccoli
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoons cornstarch
1 pound boneless round or chuck steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
2 tablespoons oil
4 cups broccoli florets
1 onion, cut into wedges
In bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth. Set aside. In a gallon size zip close plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons water, garlic powder, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch, until smooth. Add the sliced beef to the bag, close, and toss to coat all pieces.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the beef and stir-fry beef until medium rare (about 3 minutes). Remove and keep warm. Add the remaining oil, the broccoli and onion and cook about 5 minutes, then return the beef to the pan. Pour the sauce over top and cook and stir until it thickens. Serve over rice.