Beef Teriyaki Stir Fry


For Teriyaki Sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
For Stir Fry:
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 pound beef sirloin or flank steak, cut into ½" strips
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch


Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add beef and sauté for 3-4 minutes just to brown it on all sides.
Remove from pan and set aside.
Add vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes more, until beginning to soften.
Stir in teriyaki sauce and allow mixture to come to a simmer.
Add beef and any drippings that have accumulated on the plate. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 2 tsp cold water to dissolve. Stir into the pan of beef and vegetables. Allow the mixture to simmer and thicken for 2 minutes. Toss to evenly coat vegetables and beef in teriyaki sauce. Serve.




This meal was so quick and tasted just like what I'd find at my favorite Chinese restaurant. Scratch that, it was much better. The place where I'd typically eat this meal is of the greasy spoon variety. The kind of restaurant where upon leaving, I feel as though I drank half a jug of canola oil and cleansed my palate with a teaspoon of iodized salt. So I guess this meal is a step above.

This homemade teriyaki sauce has a great salty sweet flavor contrast as well as a spicy kick from the ginger. But it's the toasted sesame oil that really makes it divine. It adds the most intoxicating rich, smoky depth.


2.0 servings


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 10:44am


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