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An easy to make, way better than take out, insanely delicious beef and broccoli! And if that is not enough, amazing knives, a giveaway of said knives, and a video to show you just how easy making this beef and broccoli is!
You guys! I can’t tell you just how much I love beef and broccoli. I don’t make it nearly enough, but it is certainly a family favorite, and so easy to make. Remind me why I don’t make it more often…oh yeah, because I have to keep creating new recipes for the bliggity blawg. But trust me, this one makes the “cut” and will be made over and over in our house. Which is saying a lot since food bloggers rarely eat the same things over and over.
But the amazing flavors, and downright ease of making this is what puts it on our regular dinner rotation. In fact, it is so easy I HAD to SHOW you. So I made this little video. Check it out!
One of the things that made this one of the easiest ever beef and broccoli recipes is the knives I used! I know, it sounds insane, but really, the worst part of making beef and broccoli for me is having to hack and saw my way through the beef to get those thin and amazing strips for the beef and broccoli. With the Calphalon knives, particularly the 7″ Santoku, it was seriously like slicing butter. I kept trying to make it harder than it is, which you can see in the video. I had to pull the beef apart to make sure it was cut through. And it was!
These knives rocked my world. In fact, I love them so much, and the fact that they self-sharpen, yep, you read that right, self sharpen, that I decided I had to give a set away to my readers. So one lucky reader will win a set of Self Sharpening Cutlery from Calphalon. Keep reading to learn how to enter.
Can I gush about these knives for a minute more? I got the whole set, and I love every knife. I used the pairing knife to make those Mini Muffin Tin Salted Caramel Apple Pies the other day, and it was so easy (Check out the video for it to see just how easy it was)!
You guys, I thought I had great knives, until I used these. And maybe it is that they are brand new, but that is the beauty of this set. They come with “SharpIN Technology” which means they will seem like new every time I use them. What is SharpIN technology? It is ceramic sharpeners that are built into the slots of the stainless steel part of each storage block to automatically sharpen knives with every use. How amazing is that? No dangerous sharpening it yourself, just put it in the block, and it will come out sharp!
This means that you get effortless slicing, even in a marbled cut of meat like the skirt steak I used for this yummy recipe. Honestly, I can’t think of a single kitchen that couldn’t benefit from these high-carbon, stainless steel knives. They are comfortable to hold and easy to use, and come in 3 different sets to fit your needs.
And, if that is not enough, Calphalon also has a website that helps to keep your skills as sharp as your knives, with tutorial videos for knife skills. Check this one out:
Find more knife skills videos here. And to learn more about the leading manufacturer of premium quality cookware, cutlery, bakeware, and accessories for the home cook, Calphalon, just head to their website www.calphalon.com.
Then go make yourself some better than takeout, super easy, beef and broccoli!
Easy Beef and Broccoli
- 1 1/3- 1 1/2 lb skirt steak cut into thin strips
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbs minced garlic
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbs rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 Tbs ginger paste
- 1/2 Tbs sesame oil
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup chicken or beef stock
- 2 Tbs corn starch
- Mix together all sauce ingredients.
- Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan
- Add beef, and cook 1-2 minutes per side
- Dump sauce over the top and bring to a boil
- Continue to boil until sauce thickens (3-5 minutes)
- Add in broccoli, stir to coat completely.
- Put lid on and let steam for 1 minute.
- Remove lid, serve over white rice.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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