Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stir-Fry Broccoli with Beef Tenderloin

Carlos is not a big fan of my Malaysian food so if I am cooking Chinese at home I have to create something simple that he will eat. I will usually cook some quick stir-fry of vegetables like French beans, broccoli, red and yellow peppers with either beef or chicken like this dish. This is another popular dish at the Chinese take out place here. A stir-fry is absolutely wonderful to go with rice. I just love the way the broccoli soaks up all the flavors of the sauce and the thinly cut beef are so tender and flavorful.


1/2 pound of beef tenderloin or flank steak , sliced thinly into bite-sized pieces
1 pound of broccoli - cut small
1/2 red pepper - cut into bite size pieces
1/2 yellow pepper - cut into bite size pieces
1 small onion - cut into bit size pieces
1 cloves of garlic - chopped
1 tbsp of chopped ginger

Marinade for Beef:

2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of cooking wine
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp of oil

For Sauce :

2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp of pepper
1 cup of chicken stock (more or less depend on how much sauce you like)
1 tsp of cornstarch

1. Marinade sliced beef for thirty minutes. Mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
2. Heat pan with about 2 tbsp of olive oil. When oil is hot, add beef and stir-fry until it is nearly cooked. Remove beef and set aside.
3. In the same pan, heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil, stir fry garlic, ginger and onions until fragrant and lightly brown.
4. Add in the peppers and broccoli and stir fry for a minute. Add in the sauce and bring it up to a boil. Cook until the broccoli and peppers is cooked but still crunchy.
5. Lastly add in the beef, stir-fry for a few second or until sauce thicken and everything is well mixed. Check seasoning. Dish out and serve with warm rice.

I'm submitting this dish to Weekend Wokking , a world-wide food blogging event created by Wandering Chopsticks to celebrate the multiple ways we can cook one ingredient. The host this month is Noobcook and this month secret ingredient is Broccoli. Do check out her blog on the 3rd of December 2008 for the round-up.


Noob Cook said...

I love the combination of beef, broccoli and peppers. This dish looks so delicious and colourful. Thanks for sharing with ww =)

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Can't go wrong with beef and broccoli. It's always a classic combo. Too bad Carlos doesn't like Malaysian food. Is the belacan is too strong for him?

Anonymous said...

Beef & broccoli is always a good combination! The beef looks so tender and juicy!

Salt N Turmeric said...

If i get some chinese food, broccoli beef is def a must. Thanks for the recipe Gert.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love this colorful dish of yours!

Mat Gebu said...

I pun selalu masak macam tu kat rumah...simple tapi sedap, and we Malay (aiseyy!! only half malay lahh!!!), sambal belacan mesti ada...

Elin Chia said...

Sedap sedap..simple yet delicious :)

Debbie said...

Looks wonderful and I think my son would eat this. I will have to try it!

Christelle said...

Hum, lovely and healthy! :)

Food For Tots said...

Your 1-dish meal is so colourful like rainbow! Luv the sauce you made. Looks so tasty when serving with rice! ;)

ICook4Fun said...

noobcook, I can't wait to see the round up :)

Wandering chopstick, Carlos said our Malaysian food smell is too strong :)

Mycookinghut, yea the beef is really tender.

Farina, you are most welcome.

LCOM, thank you.

Mat, I pun suka sambal belachan tapi I tak pernah buat. Nanti suami complain :)

Elin, I like cooking this kind of quick stir-fry.

Deb, I am sure your son will like this dish.

Christelle, yeap real healthy.

Food for tots, I really like it will plenty of gravy so I can mix it with rice :)

vanillasugarblog said...

Mmmm...the colors, the juicy beef. How perfect.
Whatever Carlos doesn't want I will have!

Nazarina A said...

The colors says it all dear! Juicy and full of flavor! Yep, if Carlos does not want, I'll too have it!

Heather said...

oh, yum! this looks delicious :)

dailydelicious said...

Hi, Thank you so much for your concern about my health.
You have a wonderful blog, too.

tigerfish said...

The beef looks really tender! This is one broccoli classic, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Simple, yummy, colorful, nutritious and easy to prepare... all I love in a dish! :)

Yan said...

And out of good fun, i have also submitted my entry...
but yours is a sure hit with my siblings than mine though...

ICook4Fun said...

Dawn, wish we are neighbor as we can share our food. I share with you some savory dishes and you share with me your killer dessert ;) :)

Nazarina, same goes to you too ;)

Heather, thank you.

Dailydelicious, thank you.

Tigerfish, yeap. Classic chinese take-out food :)

Ya, you dish look great too!