So it’s summer. And it’s hot. And I’m pregnant. And I’m trying not to slack on my dinner duties.
This is a quick and easy meal that will leave the dinner table silent less the sound of chewing. It got four out of four high fives in the Baker household.
Easy Peasy Broccoli Beef
3/4 lb top sirloin [Before we had kids we used filet mignon. Hehe.]
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons italian or oil and vinegar dressing
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
salt and pepper, to taste
chicken or beef broth
1 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 cup broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
Top with green onions and sesame seeds
Stir the soy sauce, dressing, oil, and garlic together. Add in the steak, sliced into 1 inch wide strips. Marinade for at least 15 minutes.
While that is marinating, start the quinoa [you could, of course, use rice if you’d rather]. Mix the quinoa, water, broth, and salt into a pot and heat until boiling. Once it begins to boil, lower the heat, cover, and set a timer for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off set the quinoa aside for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork.
After your meat has marinated at least 15 minutes, pour the meat and marinade into a hot skillet. Spread the beef strips out so that they’re in a single layer and cook for two minutes. Flip the beef and add the mushrooms on top. Cook for another minute and a half or until it’s as done as you’d like. Pull the beef strips out with a fork and leave the mushrooms. Stir them into the beef sauce still in the pan. Add the broccoli and add enough broth to cover the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir the broccoli around. Check on it after about two and a half minutes, stirring and making sure there’s still enough liquid. It will probably take about five minutes total to steam the broccoli. You’re looking for it to give a little when you pierce it with a fork but still have a good snap to it.
When it’s all done cover the bottom of your bowl with quinoa and top with the broccoli and beef.