recipe

Tender beef and broccoli in a sweet and tangy sauce—now you can make this takeout classic at home!

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Advanced
time
  • 50 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4

Prepare Ingredients

1 tablespoon plus ¼ cup
water, measured separately
2 tablespoons
soy sauce
1½ teaspoons
cornstarch
¼ teaspoon
baking soda
1 pound
flank steak
¼ cup
hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons
Asian chili-garlic sauce
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
6 cups
broccoli florets, cut into 1-inch pieces
4
garlic cloves, peeled and minced

Gather Cooking Equipment

2
medium bowls
Whisk
Cutting board
Chef's knife
Ruler
Rubber Spatula
12-inch nonstick skillet
Large plate
1
 
1 tablespoon
water
2 tablespoons
soy sauce
1½ teaspoons
cornstarch
¼ teaspoon
baking soda

In medium bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon water, soy sauce, cornstarch, and baking soda until combined.

 
2
 
1 pound
flank steak

Use chef’s knife to cut steak into ¼-inch-thick slices (see photos below). Add sliced beef to bowl with soy sauce mixture. Wash your hands. Use rubber spatula to stir to coat. Let beef sit for 15 minutes.

Prepping Flank Steak Photos

Use chef’s knife to cut steak with grain (long lines running length of steak) into 3 or 4 strips (each about 2 inches wide).

Cut each strip across grain into thin slices, about ¼ inch thick.

 
3
 
¼ cup
hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons
Asian chili-garlic sauce
¼ cup
water

While beef sits, in second medium bowl, whisk hoisin sauce, chili-garlic sauce, and remaining ¼ cup water until combined.

 
4
 
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil

When beef is ready, heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute (oil should be hot but not smoking). Use rubber spatula to carefully add beef to skillet and spread it into even layer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is lightly browned on both sides, 2 to 4 minutes. Turn off heat and use clean rubber spatula to transfer beef to large plate.

 
5
 
6 cups
broccoli florets, cut into 1-inch pieces
4
garlic cloves, peeled and minced

Add hoisin mixture, broccoli, and garlic to skillet and return to medium high-heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes.

 
6
 

Stir beef and juices on plate back into skillet and cook for 1 minute. Turn off heat. Serve.