Beef & Broccoli Teriyaki (Freezer meal!)
Recipe type: Dinner
Total time: 
Serves: 4-6
A quick and tasty stir fry that's perfect for an easy freezer meal.
  • 1-2 lbs thinly sliced steak
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp chili pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp sesame oil (optional - I've also used olive oil)
  • 3-4 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • For cooking: 3-4 Tbsp canola oil
  • Rice or thin noodles for serving.
  1. Put sliced steak in a large freezer bag with the cornstarch. Seal and shake well to evenly coat meat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, pepper flakes, and oil.
  3. TO COOK NOW: Add 3-4 Tbsp canola oil to a large skillet over high heat. Once oil is hot, add the cornstarch-coated steak (it should sizzle when it hits the pan). Stir fry, stirring frequently, until most pieces of meat have some golden edges, 3-4 minutes. Add broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes, until crisp-tender. Add sauce and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute, until everything is coated and the sauce thickens slightly. Serve over rice or thin noodles.
  4. TO FREEZE: Label large freezer bag with recipe name and cooking instructions. Toss steak and cornstarch in that large freezer bag. Combine all sauce ingredients in a separate small bag, seal and place in the larger bag. Put broccoli in a third bag, also inside the labeled large bag. Freeze together.
  5. COOK FROM FROZEN: Put the frozen bag in your fridge in the morning so it will be thawed enough to cook by dinner time. Or, to thaw quickly, run frozen steak and sauce packets under warm water until you can break the contents up. The broccoli can cook from frozen. Follow cooking directions above to finish.
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