Lightweight Braised Beef with broccoli

Light flavorful recipe ideal for lunch or dinner that combines exquisite oriental scents a very low calorie dish.

Braised Beef with broccoli

(3 servings)

  • 2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 340 grams of lean beef sirloin, sliced ​​thin
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 170 grams of white button-type mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup beef broth, divided
  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup ginger root, fresh, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic and chili thai sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce.


  1. In a bowl combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, salt and pepper. Add the meat and cover well with the mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add meat and fry until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  4. Add ½ cup of broth to the pan. Stir in broccoli, cover and heat, basting with 1 tablespoon of water if necessary, until broccoli is crisp and smooth, about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in mushrooms, covered and heated, stirring occasionally.
  6. Uncover the pan. Add the ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for 1 minutes.
  7. Mixture in a cup water, Thai sauce, soy sauce, ½ cup beef broth and ½ tablespoon cornstarch until everything is well combined, add to the pan.
  8. Lower the temperature to medium-low and let simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  9. Returns meat and accumulated juices to the pan, stir well.
  10. Serve with rice.
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