Quick, Easy, & Mouth Watering, Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

 

This recipe was born out of the need to use up a large gallon size of Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce.

Our family loves having Beef Broccoli Stir Fry for dinner, it’s one of our running staples.

We keep recipes like this one on a Family Favorites List especially for busy weeknights when there’s band practice or swim lessons to get to.

The last thing you want to worry about is fitting in a quick and healthy dinner that might also taste good too.

Having a Family Favorites List is a must-have when you are short on time and must do all-the-things.

Check out this Quick, Easy, & Mouth Watering, Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe below and save yourself some time and moolah from having to call for takeout.

 

Quick, Easy, & Mouth Watering, Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Yield: 8

Quick, Easy, & Mouth Watering, Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • ½ Red Onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp White Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground White Pepper
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • 1 small head of Broccoli Crown
  • 1 carrot, peeled & sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 can of Water Chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 handful/bunch of Sugar Snap Pea Pods
  • 1 can of Baby Corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 lb Beef Sirloin Steak, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Marinate the beef sirloin in a separate bowl by adding sesame oil, bbq sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, white granulated sugar, white pepper, black pepper, & a pinch of MSG (optional).
  2. Set beef aside and let marinate while prepping other ingredients.
  3. In a separate small bowl, add cornstarch to warm water and stir well to remove all lumps.
  4. Set aside to be used later.
  5. On medium heat, drizzle pan or wok with Olive/Vegetable Oil.
  6. Then add minced garlic to the oil to cook for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  7. Do not let the garlic burn or it will taste bitter and crunchy. (I’ve made this mistake once too many times. :/)
  8. Add the marinated beef to the hot pan or wok.
  9. Cook for about 5 minutes or until beef is done to desired wellness.
  10. Stir frequently to keep from burning.
  11. Lower your heat from medium to low and add the cornstarch mixture and the soy sauce to the cooked beef sirloin while stirring frequently.
  12. May need more water if the mixture is too thick or starts to burn due to high heat.
  13. Add all remaining vegetables to your wok: red onions, broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts, pea pods, & baby corn.
  14. Stir Fry quickly and make sure everything is well coated with sauce, about 15-30 minutes from the start of heating until ready to serve.
  15. Serve on a platter with a side of your favorite cooked white or brown rice.
  16. Optional: garnish with a handful of sliced scallions (green onions) or a few sprigs of cilantro right before serving.
  17. Enjoy! 😉
https://fulloffortunes.com/quickeasymouthwateringbeefbroccolistirfryrecipe/

 

Quick, Easy, & Mouth Watering, Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • ½ Red Onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp White Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground White Pepper
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • 1 small head of Broccoli Crown
  • 1 carrot, peeled & sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 can of Water Chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 handful/bunch of Sugar Snap Pea Pods
  • 1 can of Baby Corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 lb Beef Sirloin Steak, thinly sliced
  • Optional: garnish with a handful of sliced scallions (green onions) or a few sprigs of cilantro right before serving

 

Directions:

  • Marinate the beef sirloin in a separate bowl by adding sesame oil, bbq sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, white granulated sugar, white pepper, black pepper, & a pinch of MSG (optional). Set beef aside and let marinate while prepping other ingredients.
  • In a separate small bowl, add cornstarch to warm water and stir well to remove all lumps. Set aside to be used later.

 

  • On medium heat, drizzle pan or wok with Olive/Vegetable Oil. Then add minced garlic to the oil to cook for about 2 minutes or until fragrant. Do not let the garlic burn or it will taste bitter and crunchy. (I’ve made this mistake once too many times. :/)

 

  • Add the marinated beef to the hot pan or wok. Cook for about 5 minutes or until beef is done to desired wellness. Stir frequently to keep from burning.

 

  • Lower your heat from medium to low and add the cornstarch mixture and the soy sauce to the cooked beef sirloin while stirring frequently. May need more water if the mixture is too thick or starts to burn due to high heat.

 

  • Add all remaining vegetables to your wok: red onions, broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts, pea pods, & baby corn. Stir Fry quickly and make sure everything is well coated with sauce, about 15-30 minutes from the start of heating until ready to serve.

 

  • Serve on a platter with a side of your favorite cooked white or brown rice.

 

  • Optional: garnish with a handful of sliced scallions (green onions) or a few sprigs of cilantro right before serving.

 

  • Enjoy! 😉

Fast, Easy, & Yummy Zupa Toscana Replica

Fast, Easy, & Yummy Zupa Toscana Replica

 

Fast, Easy, & Yummy Zupa Toscana Replica

 

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of these links, I make a small commission at no cost to you whatsoever. Thank you so much for supporting my blog. 🙂

 

Make your very own Zupa Toscana Replica right at home!

When it’s pouring cats and dogs outside and you feel like there’s nothing that can warm the chill inside your bones and all you can think about is a warm bowl of that heavenly goodness of Italian sausage, creamy potatoes, and crisp kale from Olive Garden.

You know the one I’m talking about it.

The only reason you have that’s worth you getting up out of your chair for.

That’s right!

The only other special that matters besides the Never Ending Pasta special.

It’s during their seasonal soup and salad specials, of course! 😉

Yep! It’s that famous Zupa Toscana!

I just love that stuff, and apparently, and so does the rest of my family, especially, my son, who’s a super huge foodie!

 

This year, we are trying to get into the mindset of eating to live.

 

One too many trips to Olive Garden has spurred me to recreate this wannabe bowl at home. Not only does it save us money from eating out so much, but it also helps curb our appetites and waistline.

Truth be told, since I have decided to make it a family goal to be a little bit more intentional about our diet as well as our food budget this year. It has become quite a challenge for us on a weekly basis to follow through on that though.

 

However, what happens more often than not is that we tend to live to eat! 🙂

 

We love our food, and we do not want to sacrifice on the flavor nor the freshness of the ingredients that we use to prepare our meals. This Zupa recipe is a very close contender if not, a good replica of the real thing from our favorite Italian Food Chain Restaurant.

 

Cost Breakdown of the Fast, Easy, & Yummy Zupa Toscana Replica Meal:

Since I am all about living frugally, here is the true cost breakdown for this meal. I am using this helpful guide to assume prices at Kroger’s website, only because I like their search feature the best.

This meal serves a family of 4 and plenty for seconds and leftovers for meals during the week. You can also freeze the leftovers and eat them later. Just pop it in the microwave between 30 seconds – 1 minute per serving.

-1 Tube (1 lb) Ground Turkey 85/15————————-$2.49

-2 Tblsp. Olive Oil———————————————-on hand

-1 tsp. Salt——————————————————-on hand

-1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper———————————on hand

-1 tsp. minced garlic——————————————–$1.99

-1/2 tsp. Granulated White Sugar—————————on hand

-1/2 tsp. garlic salt———————————————-on hand

-1/2 tsp. onion powder—————————————–on hand

-2 Tblsp. Soy Sauce———————————————-on hand

-1 qt. Heavy Cream———————————————-$3.69

-1 package of frozen raw kale———————————$0.89 (I buy these fresh, wash, & freeze them for this recipe)

-1 chopped white onion—————————————–$0.67

-4 russet potatoes———————————————–$3.99

-1.5-2 qts. water (or ½ of a pot)

 

*Optional:

-Can also substitute ground turkey for Veggie Crumbles as a Vegetarian option

-2 strips of leftover cooked bacon from this morning’s breakfast

-Grated Parmesan as a garnish or to taste——————————-$2.49

-Bacon Bits/Imitation Bacon Bits as a garnish or to taste————–$1.49

Total Cost of this Family-Sized Meal: $17.70, which is $4.26 per person to feed a family of 4 plus leftovers!

 

Give it a try and see for yourself! Want more quick and frugal meal ideas, try this one here.

Let me know how it turns out for you, in the comments below.

 

Fast, Easy, & Yummy Zupa Toscana Replica

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: Soup

Cuisine: Italian

Serving Size: 8

Fast, Easy, & Yummy Zupa Toscana Replica

Ingredients

  • -1 Tube (1 lb) Ground Turkey 85/15
  • -2 Tblsp. Olive Oil
  • -1 tsp. Salt
  • -1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • -1 tsp. minced garlic
  • -1/2 tsp. Granulated White Sugar
  • -1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • -1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • -2 Tblsp. Soy Sauce
  • -1 qt. Heavy Cream
  • -1 package of frozen raw kale
  • -1 chopped white onion
  • -4 russet potatoes
  • -1.5-2 qts. water (or ½ of a pot)
  • *Optional:
  • -Can also substitute ground turkey for Veggie Crumbles as a Vegetarian option
  • -2 strips of leftover cooked bacon from this morning's breakfast
  • -Grated Parmesan as a garnish or to taste
  • -Bacon Bits/Imitation Bacon Bits as a garnish or to taste

Instructions

  1. 1- On your stovetop, drizzle in the oil. Then add your garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Next, add your onions and saute another minute or until translucent.
  2. 2- Add your "ground meat"  and the rest of the dry spices to your soup pot and cook and brown it evenly.  No need to dirty another pan, just drain the oil after the meat is cooked. This can be ground beef, turkey, ground Italian sausage, or even veggie crumbles. The choice is yours on how "healthy," you're choosing to consume your zupa tonight.
  3. 3- Add soy sauce to your meat mixture. This is my not-so-secret ingredient obviously because I always have it on hand and also because I can never justify buying Worcester sauce only to use it once in a blue moon. Sautee for another 2 minutes.
  4. 4-Add your potato wedges over top of your meat mixture and saute well for another couple minutes.
  5. 5-Add cold water to cover and submerge your potatoes in the soup pot. Cook on high until water is boiling, about 2 minutes depending on your stove.
  6. 6-Then simmer on low medium for at least 15 minutes, until potatoes are flaky and fully cooked.
  7. 7-Add the kale and the heavy cream right before serving.
  8. 8-Serve with your favorite garlic bread or freshly baked baguette.

Notes

This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker, if you are pressed for time. Just have all of your ingredients ready the night before and toss everything inside your slow cooker before you head off to work. You will have a gourmet meal waiting for you when you come back home in a few hours. No need to order take out.

Set the setting on your slow cooker to cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

Remember to ONLY add the kale and the heavy cream last, right before you serve.

Enjoy!

https://fulloffortunes.com/fast-easy-yummy-zupa-toscana-replica/

Directions: 

1- On your stovetop, drizzle in the oil. Then add your garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Next, add your onions and saute another minute or until translucent.

2- Add your “ground meat”  and the rest of the dry spices to your soup pot and cook and brown it evenly.  No need to dirty another pan, just drain the oil after the meat is cooked. This can be ground beef, turkey, ground Italian sausage, or even veggie crumbles. The choice is yours on how “healthy,” you’re choosing to consume your zupa tonight.

3- Add soy sauce to your meat mixture. This is my not-so-secret ingredient obviously because I always have it on hand and also because I can never justify buying Worcester sauce only to use it once in a blue moon. Sautee for another 2 minutes.

4-Add your potato wedges over top of your meat mixture and saute well for another couple of minutes.

5-Add cold water to cover and submerge your potatoes in the soup pot. Cook on high until water is boiling, about 2 minutes depending on your stove.

6-Then simmer on low medium for at least 15 minutes, until potatoes are flaky and fully cooked.

7-Add the kale and the heavy cream right before serving.

8-Serve with your favorite garlic bread or freshly baked baguette. Enjoy!

 

*Note:

This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker if you are pressed for time. Just have all of your ingredients ready the night before and toss everything inside your slow cooker before you head off to work.

You will have a gourmet meal waiting for you when you come back home in a few hours. No need to order takeout.

Set the setting on your slow cooker to cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

Remember to ONLY add the kale and the heavy cream last, right before you serve.

Enjoy!

 

Disclosure:

The purpose of this blog is to provide insight and enjoyment only. I am not nor do I claim to be an expert or professional in any manner. All opinions are 100% my own. Please do not copy any content from my website without my prior permission or written consent from me. However, you may link directly to my post for reference and to give credit.

Disclaimer:

This website contains affiliate links and sponsorships. I do not endorse nor would I recommend any products that I have not used nor trust to my readers. Thank you so much for your continued support in helping our small blog grow- at no costs to you whatsoever.

Contact:

Please contact me directly via email:  admin@fulloffortunes.com, if you have any questions and/or comments. Thanks for stopping by!