September is a great month! I’ve heard it’s the best time of the year because the kids are back to school…lol! Fine so they’re are back to school and here you are again juggling with time! Between homework, hockey games, ballet rehearsals, music lessons, often it doesn’t leave you too much time to prepare a good meal.
You don’t need to have kids to be squeezed by lack of time. Commuting can takes a whole lot of time (or that) and when you get home, you just want something quick & easy to prepare. Store-bought meals, to my opinion, are very bad for you. Why feeding your body with something that can make you sick in the long run? I realize not all of us have the luxury of “time” but there are ways to have a very decent, healthy meal if you organize your schedule properly. Cutting corners to save “time” is totally acceptable.
The recipe I’m showing you in this video is my Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry. You can prep your vegetables as well as marinating your beef ahead so when you’re ready to cook, this meal will be on your dinner table in no “time. It is a flavorful dish and your family will totally enjoy it!
P.S. I don’t like to repeat the same words but honestly I couldn’t find anything else to describe “time”
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 2 1/2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 4 large cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
- 2 tsp. cornstarch *SEE FOOTNOTE
- 1 lb. round steak, sliced into 1/4-inch thick x 2-inch long
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 cup red onion, cut into strips
- 1 medium celery rib, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1/2 medium poblano pepper, cut into strips
- 1/2 medium red pepper, cut into strips
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup bean sprouts, washed and drained
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
FOOTNOTE: Using cornstarch in marinades helps to bind liquid ingredients to the meat. It also prevents meats from overcooking and getting tough by lightly coating it and protecting it from the intense heat. It also helps thicken the sauce.