Beef and Broccoli
  1. Cut beef along the grain into 1½-inch strips. Then cut each strip across the grain into ¼-inch slanting slices.
  2. In a bowl, mix together beef, soy sauce and garlic. Cover with wax paper and let marinate for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Put the cornstarch, red chile powder, broth, ginger and sherry into a medium bowl.
  4. Place large skillet or wok over high heat. When skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon oil. When oil is hot, add half of meat mixture and stir-fry until meat is browned (2 to 3 minutes). Place meat in a separate bowl and set aside. Repeat with the rest of the meat, using 1 tablespoon more of oil.
  5. Pour remaining 2 tablespoons of oil into skillet. When hot, add thawed broccoli and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add water, cover and cook. Stir frequently until broccoli is tender and crisp (about 3 minutes).
  6. Stir the cooking sauce, and add it with the meat to the skillet. Stir until sauce boils and thickens.

From Flavors of Fiesta by University of Illinois Extension

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