Spicy Beef Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients:

¾ Pound round steak

1 Celery stalk

2 Crowns of broccoli

1 Jalapeno (optional for those who like it spicy hot)

2 Inches of fresh ginger (or ¼ teaspoon of ginger powder)

3 Garlic cloves

¼ Sweet red pepper

¼ Medium sized onion

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

3 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 Teaspoons sesame oil

2 Teaspoons sugar

Minute rice or lo mein noodles

Instructions:

Rinse the celery stalk, red pepper and jalapeno. Mince the celery stalk. Remove the core and seeds from the red pepper and jalapeno then mince a quarter of the red pepper and all of the jalapeno. If you’re concerned about coming into contact with the jalapeno’s hot oil, wear a glove or use a knife and fork to mince it.

Finely sliver ¼ of the onion. Rinse the broccoli, Cut off the stem. Cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Cut the peel off the ginger then cut it into slices and mince them. Peel the garlic and mince it. Dice the steak into small bite-sized pieces.

Preheat your large sauce pan at just over medium heat. Add vegetable oil to the pan. Put the steak in the pan and cook it all the way through. Use your spatula to keep it moving as it browns. This should take 5-10 minutes. Set the steak aside.

Add more oil to the pan and stir fry the vegetables, ginger and garlic for about ten minutes. You want them to be sauteed slightly crisp, not limp. Stir the steak in. Then add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. If you like it saucy, you can add a cup or two of beef broth and a tablespoon or two of corn starch.

While the stir fry heats up, prepare the rice or lo mein. Once they’re done, it’s ready to serve.