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Playing How To Make Chinese Beef and Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce By Rachael

An easy beef marinade and stir-fried veggies come together for a quick and easy dinner that's faster than ordering in.


For the rice:
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Salt
  • 1 cup white long grain rice
For the beef marinade:
  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ pounds thin sirloin steaks or flank steak, thinly sliced on bias
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground Sichuan pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
For the sauce and stir fry:
  • About ⅓ cup black bean sauce
  • About ¼ cup Shaoxing Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha or chili paste, optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup chicken or beef stock , or bone broth
  • 4 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 leek, quartered and washed, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ inches ginger, chopped into thin matchsticks or grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced or chopped
  • 1 pound broccoli tops or 1 large bunch broccolini, thinly sliced and cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced


Serves: 4


For the rice, heat 1 ½ cups water to boil, salt it and add the rice, then stir and cover and cook about 15-18 minutes. Turn off heat, and fluff with fork to serve.

Meanwhile, for the beef, combine beef and marinade and let stand 15 minutes.

For the sauce, whisk up sauce in a medium bowl: black bean sauce, rice wine or sherry, chili sauce, cornstarch and stock or broth – reserving oil for stir-frying the vegetables.  

For the stir-fry, heat a large cast-iron skillet or large frying pan over medium-high to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil, brown meat well and remove to a plate.   

Add remaining oil to pan, 2 turns of the pan, then add the leeks, ginger, garlic, broccoli and chili pepper, toss 2-3 minutes, add ¼ cup water and cover 2 minutes, then add back beef and black bean sauce, thicken, and toss to combine.  

Fluff rice and serve topped with beef and broccoli in black bean sauce.