15 Minute Beef & Broccoli Stir-fry



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It’s Friday and rather than pop out to your local takeaway, why not throw this quick, Chinese inspired, healthy stir fry together ? Flavoured with Chinese Five Spice, ginger and garlic the smell wafting from the kitchen was gorgeous. If you have a wok then use it, if not you will need a large frying pan. I used bavette steak as it’s reasonably priced, but if you want to splash out a bit then sirloin or fillet would be lovely. Enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS

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800g bavette steak - sliced into strips across the grain

200g tenderstem broccoli - halved

1/2 cauliflower - cut into small florets

1 onion - finely sliced

1 chilli - sliced

3 cloves garlic - crushed

1 thumb sized piece of ginger - cut into matchsticks

2 spring onions - cut into matchsticks

1 teaspoon Chinese five spice

2 handfuls of cashew nuts

100ml water

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Sauce

1 teaspoon Chinese five spice

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon maple syrup

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Coat the beef in 1 teaspoon of Chinese five spice and season. Add some oil to a wok or large frying pan on a high heat and add the beef. Stir until coloured but still nice and rare. Remove from the pan and set aside onto a plate.

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Add the onion for 2 minutes to the wok adding a little more oil if needed. Keep stirring the whole time. Now add the chilli, garlic, ginger, broccoli and cauliflower and continue to stir for 2 minutes. Add water if it looks too dry. Return the beef to the pan along with any juices. Pour in the sauce and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with cashews and spring onion.

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Serve with rice or noodles.

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