Hey there! Let me guess. You are reading this post because you love Chinese food and you crave it every once in a while?
Yeah? Bingo! High five!
In my apartment, there is this typical “banana” dude (Taiwanese American) who eats like every day is the last day of the world. There is also this Chinese girl who loves making food like it’s nobody’s business (right over here!). I guess we make a good team.
Because of this combination, the desire of American Chinese food comes out pretty often under our roof. As a result, I have got plenty of practice on cooking and tweaking American Chinese food at home. Today, I want to share a special version of Beef Broccoli with ya! It’s classic, easy and delicious!
Why is it special?
Other than BEEF and BROCCOLI as main ingredients, we are going to add MUSHROOM to bring more flavor and more nutrition to this dish. Not to mention that it takes zero effort to cook mushroom.
The key for this recipe is two sauces – the marinade and the cooking sauce.
Different from most of the Beef Broccoli recipes out there, red wine is my choice of marinating beef instead of Sherry. Red wine is so accessible and it doesn’t have to be fancy. A 5-buck bottle works just fine!
Another perfect match for beef is Worcestershire sauce, of course! It goes into our cooking sauce with oyster sauce and brown sugar, making the final touch of this famous Chinese dish speechlessly delicious.
Get the two sauces ready. You are good to go! You are going to have a classic and uber flavorful Beef Broccoli with Mushroom that goes extremely well with rice in less than 30 minutes. Go pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy! You deserve it!
Now, questions for you. How often do you crave Chinese food? Once a week? Once a month? Would you like to see more 30-minute Chinese recipes so that you can just make it at home without having to go out whenever you feel like Chinese food? Let me know in the comments. Cheers!
Red Wine Beef Broccoli With Mushroom
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Main Course, Meat
- Method: Stove
- Cuisine: Chinese
- 1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups white or crimini mushroom, sliced
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 slices fresh ginger
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
For the beef marinade:
- 1 tablespoon red wine
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the cooking sauce:
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Stir together the beef marinade ingredients in a medium bowl until cornstarch is dissolved. Add prepared beef into the marinade and coat well. Set aside.
- Prepare the cooking sauce by mixing the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well.
- Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over high heat until a drop of water sizzles. Add vegetable oil and swirl.
- Place ginger and garlic into the pan and quickly add beef, then immediately spread out beef in a single layer. Cook until beef reaches desired doneness (about 1-2 minutes).
- Remove beef from the pan and set aside. Use the remaining oil in the pan, cook broccoli over high heat for 3 minutes, and then stir in mushroom. Cook for another 2 minutes or until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
- Return beef to the pan and pour the cooking sauce over all the ingredients. Stir for another 30 seconds until even. Serve over rice.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 405
- Sugar: 3.4g
- Sodium: 470mg
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 16.7g
- Fiber: 2.3g
- Protein: 38g
- Cholesterol: 101mg