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B squared August 27, 2009

Filed under: Beef — WannaBe Chef @ 7:47 pm

This dinner was meant for last night… however, a LOT of drama with Wayne and his ankle happened.  We ended up eating disgusting, lukewarm pizza from the hospital cafeteria just before we learned about the blood clot in Wayne’s calf.  It was a baaad night and continues to be a bad day!  On a good note, we got the pouring leak in our bathroom fixed.  And I got some goodies at my workplace’s farmer’s market today!  So here is tonight’s dinner… from the Pillsbury book again, sorry! 

Beef with Broccoli
Pillsbury’s Money Saving Meals

2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
1 3/4 cup water
1 cup beef broth
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh grated gingerroot
1 lb boneless beef round or tip steak, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
1/2 lb fresh broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces

– Cook rice in water per package directions
– Meanwhile, mix broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar in small bowl
– Heat oil in large skillet.  Add beef, onion, ginger and season with salt and pepper.  Cook 2-4 minutes until beef browns.  Remove mixture from skillet, keep warm.
– Add broth mixture and broccoli to skillet.  Heat to boiling then reduce heat.  Cook 5-10 minutes until broccoli tender.  Return meat to skillet, cook until hot. 
– Serve over rice

The verdict:  I think this was a good base recipe for beef and broccoli, but it needed something.  More ginger, more sugar, more seasoning… I don’t know… something to kick it up a little!  Satisfying but not spectacular.


2 Responses to “B squared”

  1. erin Says:

    try some red perrper flakes

  2. erin Says:

    opps, that’s red PEPPER flakes. glad you enjoyed the tomatoes.

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