Two B-words in one recipe woo hoo! Stir fry is a favorite of mine; it stretches the meat and painlessly inserts vegetables into the meal.
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
2 large stalks broccoli
1 lb. beef top round, or other cut such as sirloin or chuck steak
¼ cup oil
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, in syrup
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (use less for less spicy)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Trim and slice broccoli diagonally. Slice beef in thin strips across the grain. Heat oil in wok or large skillet until very hot. Add broccoli and stir fry two or three minutes until barely tender. Add beef strips and cook just until brown. Remove pan from heat.
Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Mix syrup with soy sauce, vinegar, red pepper and cornstarch. Add pineapple, bean sprouts and sauce mixture to beef and broccoli in pan. Heat and stir until thickened. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve over rice or noodles. Makes four large servings; double for more.