Classic Beef & Broccoli Stir-fry

Everybody’s favourite –with ramen! Ready in 30 minutes, this is a classic dish the whole family will enjoy.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
Sauce
 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
 ¼ cup (60 mL) hoisin sauce
 3 tbsp (45 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
 3 tbsp (45 mL) dry sherry or Chinese cooking wine
 2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
 ½ tsp (2 mL) pepper
Stir-fry
 4 Beef Fast-fry Steaks (e.g. Strip Loin Fast-fry or Top Sirloin Fast-fry Steaks), about ¾ lb (375 g)
 1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets and stems peeled and sliced (about 4 cups/1 L)
 2 pkgs (EACH 85 g to 100 g) instant ramen or other noodle soup (discard flavouring packet)
 3 tsp (15 mL) vegetable oil, divided
 6 green onions, sliced
 6 green onions, sliced
 1 tsp (5 mL) minced fresh gingerroot
1

1. Sauce: Whisk together ⅔ cup (150 mL) water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sherry, sugar, sesame oil and pepper; set aside.

2. Stir-fry: Slice steaks across the grain into 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide stir-fry strips. Place in a bowl with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the Sauce; toss to coat and set aside.

3. Bring a large pot of water to a bowl. Add broccoli, return to boil and cook for 1 minute. Add ramen noodles and cook for 20 seconds. Remove from heat and separate the noodles with a chopstick or spoon. Drain and set aside.

4. Heat 1 tsp (5 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet; add half of the beef and cook for about 1 minute per side, until browned. Transfer to plate. Repeat with 1 tsp (5 mL) oil and remaining beef.

5. Set aside ¼ cup (60 mL) of green portion of green onions for garnish. Return skillet to medium-high heat and add remaining 1 tsp (5 mL) oil; add remaining green onions and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, broccoli, noodles and half of the remaining Sauce; stir-fry for 1 minute.

6. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan along with remaining Sauce; stir-fry for about 1 minute or until heated through and sauce is slightly thickened. Serve garnished with reserved green onions.

Tip
2

Any type of instant ramen or noodle soup will work here, just remember to discard the flavour packet that comes with the noodles.

Ingredients

Sauce
 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
 ¼ cup (60 mL) hoisin sauce
 3 tbsp (45 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
 3 tbsp (45 mL) dry sherry or Chinese cooking wine
 2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
 ½ tsp (2 mL) pepper
Stir-fry
 4 Beef Fast-fry Steaks (e.g. Strip Loin Fast-fry or Top Sirloin Fast-fry Steaks), about ¾ lb (375 g)
 1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets and stems peeled and sliced (about 4 cups/1 L)
 2 pkgs (EACH 85 g to 100 g) instant ramen or other noodle soup (discard flavouring packet)
 3 tsp (15 mL) vegetable oil, divided
 6 green onions, sliced
 6 green onions, sliced
 1 tsp (5 mL) minced fresh gingerroot

Directions

1

1. Sauce: Whisk together ⅔ cup (150 mL) water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sherry, sugar, sesame oil and pepper; set aside.

2. Stir-fry: Slice steaks across the grain into 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide stir-fry strips. Place in a bowl with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the Sauce; toss to coat and set aside.

3. Bring a large pot of water to a bowl. Add broccoli, return to boil and cook for 1 minute. Add ramen noodles and cook for 20 seconds. Remove from heat and separate the noodles with a chopstick or spoon. Drain and set aside.

4. Heat 1 tsp (5 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet; add half of the beef and cook for about 1 minute per side, until browned. Transfer to plate. Repeat with 1 tsp (5 mL) oil and remaining beef.

5. Set aside ¼ cup (60 mL) of green portion of green onions for garnish. Return skillet to medium-high heat and add remaining 1 tsp (5 mL) oil; add remaining green onions and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, broccoli, noodles and half of the remaining Sauce; stir-fry for 1 minute.

6. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan along with remaining Sauce; stir-fry for about 1 minute or until heated through and sauce is slightly thickened. Serve garnished with reserved green onions.

Tip
2

Any type of instant ramen or noodle soup will work here, just remember to discard the flavour packet that comes with the noodles.

Classic Beef & Broccoli Stir-fry