Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Broccoli & Beef Ramen

This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-takeout family dinner.


This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-take-out family dinner.

You guys, this dinner hit the spot! It was sooooo good. The kind of good that you dream about for days and fight over the leftovers (not that there was much left to be had!). 

I'm actually not typically a beef and broccoli fan. I love orange chicken, honey chicken, sweet and sour chicken... basically all of your general sweet-sauced chicken chinese food entrees. 

But something about this recipe (maybe the ramen, since I'm a closet ramen addict) caught my eye and drew me in. 

This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-take-out family dinner.

It became an instant family favorite. My veggie-hating daughter loved it so much that she proclaimed broccoli to be her new favorite food after one bite!

I don't know that I'd go that far. But I will say that this has made my all-time top 5 favorite homemade dinners (a list which includes these Winger's Sticky Fingers Copycat, Mom's Enchiladas, and Belgian Waffles).

This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-takeout family dinner.


This recipe is easy enough, but it does require some planning ahead and about 30 minutes at the stove top. I'll also go ahead and warn you that it requires more than one pot (despite my best efforts) and more ingredients than I typically like to pull out for a quick weeknight dinner.

However, it is completely worth it. And WAY better than takeout. I'd say it's the perfect weekend meal at home. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did!




Yield: 4 servings

Beef & Broccoli Ramen

This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-takeout family dinner.
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INGREDIENTS

Beef Marinade
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 lb flank steak
Everything Else
  • 2 packages beef ramen
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • salt, pepper, green onions, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Make the Marinade
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the marinade, and set aside.
  2. Slice the steak into thin strips and place inside a gallon sized zip top bag. Pour the marinade inside and seal. Chill for 6-8 hours.
Make the Meal
  1. Cook the ramen noodles to al dente, reserving the beef seasoning packets. Drain the noodles in cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  2. Cut the broccoli to bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil on medium-high heat. While oil is heating: remove the steak from the marinade, draining the excess liquid from the bag. Dredge the pieces of steak in the cornstarch (adding more if needed).
  4. Once the oil is heated, place a single layer of the coated steak (about 1/2 of the prepared steak pieces) in the oil and let cook for about 3 minutes without moving. Flip each piece and allow to cook for another minute or so. If some pink still remains, it's ok as the steak will eventually be going back into the hot skillet after it's removed and will cook further.
  5. Remove the cooked steak pieces and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat cooking with the remaining 1 tbsp oil and coated steak. Remove the steak to the plate.
  6. Immediately add the garlic powder, soy sauce, sesame soil, brown sugar, ginger, water, fish sauce, and one packet of beef seasoning (from the ramen) to the same skillet. Whisk together and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until it has reduced by about 1/3.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil and add the broccoli in an even layer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for about 3 minutes.
  8. Add the ramen and meat, and toss until everything is coated in the sauce.
  9. Top with green onions, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds if desired.
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My family is obsessed with this homemade beef & broccoli recipe. Better than takeout for sure!

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