Monthly Archives: October 2015

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry



Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Very easy and delicious!  You may substitute chicken if you like.  Serve over rice.

  • 1/3 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 lb. beef round steak, cut into 1/8-inch thick strips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more if needed
  • 1 thin slice fresh ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 lb. broccoli, cut into florets

Whisk together oyster sauce, sesame oil, sherry, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl, and stir until the sugar has dissolved.  Place steak pieces into a shallow bowl, pour oyster sauce mixture over the meat, stir to coat well, and marinate for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.

Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the ginger and garlic.  Let them sizzle in the hot oil for about 1 minute to flavor the oil, then remove and discard.  Stir in the broccoli, and toss and stir in the hot oil until bright green and almost tender, 5 to 7 minutes.  Remove the broccoli from the wok, and set aside.

Pour a little more oil into the wok, if needed, and stir and toss the beef with the marinade until the sauce forms a glaze on the beef, and the meat is not longer pink, about 5 minutes.  Return the cooked broccoli to the wok, and stir until the meat and broccoli are heated through, about 3 minutes.

Serves 4.

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Hamburger Goulash



Hamburger Goulash

This is a quick and easy meal to make.  I think I have made this since the day I got married almost 54 years ago.  It is total comfort food!  Sprinkle some cheese on top if you like, but I like mine without.  Serve with green beans or a salad.

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz. small shell macaroni, cooked
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, if desired

Brown ground beef, onion and garlic until no longer pink and onion is translucent.  Stir in salt and paprika.

Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and simmer while cooking pasta.  Add pasta and serve.

Serves 6 to 8.  (If you’re lucky.  You might need to double this recipe.)

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