Almost everyone loves chinese food, the only problem is its filled with fat, and most often fried.

I hate greasy food but boy do I love Chinese. So what’s the simple solution? Make my own!

I made a simple Beef with Broccoli and Peppers, it’s Chinese food without the guilt. I have a few key notes on this recipe:

  1. Do not overcook the beef.
  2. Cut up all vegetables before you begin to cook.
  3. Do not overcook the vegetables.

Beef with Broccoli and Peppers


  • 1 1/2 lb beef (I used flank steak)
  • 2 in. knob ginger crushed
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 five spice powder


  • 1 onion cut into wedges
  • 3 scallion, chopped
  • 2 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • bell pepper strips


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Cut beef against the grain into strips.
  2. Place steak, crushed ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, cornstarch, oyster sauce and 5 spice powder in a bowl, and mix. Set aside.
  3. It is best to cut up all the veggies in preparation for the cooking process. This stir-fry process is very quick!
  4. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, water and red pepper flakes and set aside.
  5. Place 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a wok on a high fire.
  6. Add beef and stir fry for 5 mins, remove from wok.
  7. Add onions, broccoli, peppers, red pepper flakes and sauce.
  8. Cover and cook for 3 mins, add beef back to wok and cook for additional minute.
  9. Remove from heat and add scallions. Serve over hot cooked rice.


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One Comment

  1. Question!

    ½ a what of fivespice powder? The unit’s missing.

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