Make your Favorite Takeout Meal at Home
At the beginning of every year, we tend to set resolutions, most of them regarding eating healthier. But eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to lose any of the flavor! Sometimes, eating healthy means making smarter choices and one of the smartest choices you can make in the new year is cooking more at home.
Deciding to stay in instead of ordering takeout is key to leading a healthier lifestyle. You can control the amount of salt, sugars, and fats in any recipe, plus you’ll know exactly what ingredients go into a dish. The best tip for using less fat in your kitchen is to start with a great pan, like the American Kitchen 10-inch Premium Stainless Steel Sauté Pan used in this recipe. You might think a nonstick would work best, but when you want to sear meats, a stainless steel pan will do just that with very minimal amount of oil (or even without any oil!) – just make sure to heat the pan (and oil) up really well first!
The great thing about this ever-so-popular takeout dish is how quick and easy it is to make at home. In just three steps you’ll have a meal the entire family will love: sear the meat, toss the broccoli, and simmer in the sauce! If you decide to take charge of your cooking habits during the new year and challenge yourself to cook more at home, this simple recipe will help you make it one of the easiest resolutions to keep.
Beef & Broccoli
Time: 20 minutes, Yield: 4 servings
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound flank or skirt steak, sliced thinly
1/2 large broccoli head, cut into florets
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken or beef stock
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 inch ginger, minced
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1. Heat the oil in the American Kitchen 10-inch Premium Stainless Steel Sauté pan and cook the meat in two batches, as to not overcrowd the pan. Cook until seared on both sides and remove from pan.
2. Add the broccoli and cook until bright green and still have some crunch.
3. Incorporate the cooked beef and drizzle the sauce over everything. Let cook for 5-10 minutes until sauce thickens.
4. Serve over rice, grains, or even pasta!
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