Friday, January 13, 2012

Weight Watchers Broccoli Beef

Well, so I jumped on the Weight Watchers band wagon and I guess if I am going to keep this blog going, I'm going to have to try recipes that fit into my new lifestyle. I hope you will still try these out. I will be a good judge of if they are good or not and I probably WON'T be posting anything that is not good. So I tried out this broccoli beef recipe and totally loved it. It is easy to make and very very tasty. I love this kind of stuff anyway so it will fit right into my recipe book. I was lazy and didn't take a bunch of pics with this one but I hope you will try it anyway. I did make a couple of changes though. Some out of necessity and some out of laziness. It calls for fresh ginger and I didn't have any so I used my ground ginger and used only about half. I used beef broth instead of chicken-that just seemed like a no brainer to me. And I used garlic powder instead of the fresh stuff-that was the laziness. I also added onions because I didn't have enough broccoli and didn't want to go out into the cold to buy more (the laziness again). I liked it and think next time I will also add fresh mushrooms. Add what you like or keep it simple. Just sayin:)

Give it try. Even if you aren't watching what you eat, this is a good recipe to hold onto. You can serve it with rice, noodles, or eat it plain. Have fun:)

Weight Watchers Broccoli Beef

2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, divided
1/4 tsp table salt
3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef, thinly sliced against the grain
2 tsp canola oil
1 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
5 cup(s) uncooked broccoli, florets (about a 12 oz bag)
1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/4 cup(s) low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup(s) water

• On a plate, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and salt; add beef and toss to coat.
• Heat oil in a large nonstick wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes; transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
• Add 1/2 cup broth to same pan; stir to loosen any bits on food on bottom of pan. Add broccoli; cover and cook, tossing occasionally and sprinkling with a tablespoon water if needed, until broccoli is almost crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Uncover pan and add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
• In a cup, stir together soy sauce, remaining 1/2 cup broth, remaining 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch and water until blended; stir into pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
• Return beef and accumulated juices to pan; toss to coat. Serve. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving


  1. I made this tonight for supper, and it was so delicious. I pinned many of your recipes and look forward to making them. When I do I will think of your beautiful daughter, and hope you continue to honor her request. What a wonder way to remember her every day.

  2. Do you know the points value of this recipe?