January’s Mouth-Friendly Recipe

Beef and broccoli stir fry

You’ll be ready to skip takeout with this tasty, low-calorie meal that’s surprisingly quick and easy to make at home. As a bonus, the broccoli is an excellent source of calcium if you’re lactose intolerant.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Slice sirloin steak into thin strips.
  2. Place steak into a large plastic bag and pour in salt and half of the cornstarch. Shake until well coated.
  3. Heat sesame oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Sauté beef in skillet, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes or until it is no longer pink. Place beef in bowl and set aside.
  5. Add garlic to skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add water and broccoli, cooking for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Mix remaining cornstarch, vegetable broth and soy sauce in a separate dish.
  7. Put soy sauce mixture and beef in skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce thickens.

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