Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry
3 tablespoons cornstarch , divided
1/2 cup water , plus
2 tablespoons water , divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 lb boneless round steak or 1 lb charcoal chuck steak , cut into thin 3-inch strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil , divided
4 cups broccoli florets
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion , cut into wedges
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
hot cooked rice
1-In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
2-Add beef and toss.
3-In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm. (Don't over cook the meat or it will be tough)
4-Stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes.
5-Return beef to pan.
6-For the sauce combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan.
7-Cook and stir for 2 minutes. It will thicken fast so get it quickly tossed around to coat everything.
8-Serve over rice.