- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons apple juice
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Ground pepper
- 1 1/4 pounds flank steak, cut diagonally across the grain into 1/2-inch-by-3-inch strips
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 head broccoli, stems trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch rounds, florets separated into bite-size pieces
- Coarse salt
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. In two batches, cook meat until lightly browned, turning once, about 2 minutes per batch. Remove meat. Add 1/2 cup water to pan; stir up browned bits with a wooden spoon. Pour into marinade; whisk in cornstarch.
In same skillet, fry broccoli in remaining teaspoon oil over high heat until bright green and crisp, tossing often, 2 minutes. Add 1 cup water; cook until broccoli is tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
Stir marinade, add to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until thickened, 30 seconds. Return meat to pan; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
I love this recipe because it is easy to make and clean up after. I pretty much just follow this recipe straight through and I served it with 10 minute rice (which is also so easy).I did forget to get the broccoli today though. I pull out all of the ingredients we already have so I can see what I need. I thought didn't make a list this time because all I needed was the steak, apple juice, and broccoli, really who makes a list for three things. Apparently I need to because when I got home, I apologized to my sister as I couldn't find the snack she asked me to get and then I realized I forgot the broccoli. I went all the way back to the store while the steak sat in the marinade, which ended up being perfect timing. The girl at Shaw's said "back so soon." Dinner did turn out really well and I know next time to make a list :)