Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stir-Fried Beef, Broccoli, and Yams

This recipe is another discovery from this month's issue of Bon Appetit. I was instantly drawn to it because of the incorporation of sweet potatoes (a family favorite around here) into an Asian recipe, and I have to say I was very happy to have given it a whirl. It is absolutely delicious, and talk about easy! (I was able to find the oyster sauce in the Asian food section at Kroger.)

Here is a link to the recipe on, and I will also post the recipe in its entirety here. Enjoy!

Stir-Fried Beef, Broccoli, and Yams
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
3 tablespoons oyster sauce*
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1-pound flank steak, cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil, divided
4 cups broccoli florets (about 8 ounces)
1 8-ounce yam (red-skinned sweet potato), peeled, cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices
2 teaspoons chopped peeled fresh ginger

Stir first 4 ingredients in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Set sauce aside. Place beef in large bowl; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add cornstarch and toss to coat.

Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in large wok over high heat. Add beef mixture; stir-fry until no longer pink outside, about 3 minutes. Transfer beef mixture to medium bowl. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet. Add broccoli, yam, and ginger. Toss to coat; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add sauce. Cover, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook until vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add beef mixture. Toss until sauce coats beef, about 1 minute. Serve.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

This sounds delicious!