For dinner tonight, I made one of my husbands favorites. I also like this dinner, but I don’t like rice, quite like he does. This stir-fry is fast, easy & delicious. The crispy fried bacon, really adds to the flavor of this dish. In fact, you can add just about any vegetable, and it would work just fine. Top with crispy chow-mein noodles or sesame seeds. This is also great on brown rice, and it’s better for you as well. As you can see, you can prepare it ahead of time if you need to. I made this a little ahead of schedule, just so I had time to take a pretty picture for you. I can simply heat it very quickly, right before serving. I’m making homemade Garlic & Parmesan Bread sticks, as we speak, so check back in just a little while. I will grab a picture, and post the recipe when I pull them out of the oven. Hint: Make sure that you cut your beef, while slightly frozen. It makes it very easy to slice thinly across the grain!


3 tablespoons Pure Wesson Vegetable Oil, divided
1 pkg (14 oz each) frozen broccoli florets
1/4 cup thinly sliced carrot pieces (opt)
6 slices of crispy fried bacon pieces (opt)
1/4 tsp onion powder
a sprinkle of garlic powder
1 sprinkle of ginger
*Use as much as you like
1-1/2 to 2 pounds boneless beef sirloin, cut thin across grain into 2×1/2-inch strips
(Cut when slightly frozen, it makes it very easy)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
(depending on your taste)
 2/3 cup Lite Soy Sauce
4 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoon water
Chow Mein Noodles or Sesame seeds
Brown or White Rice
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet or wok over high heat. Cook and stir broccoli, onion powder and carrots for 3- 4 minutes or until crisp tender. Remove from skillet; set aside. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoon oil into skillet. Cook and stir beef and garlic about 2 minutes or until browned. Add broccoli and carrots back to skillet. Whisk together soy sauce and brown sugar, and seasonings in small bowl. Add to skillet. Stir together cornstarch and water until smooth; add to skillet. Cook until heated through and sauce thickens. *If you desire the sauce to be thinner, add additional water. Thicker, combine equal amounts of cornstarch & cold water, and blend slowly to your skillet to thicken sauce. You can also Double the sauce if you like it really saucy! Serve over hot rice, pasta or enjoy just the way it is.
  • Christine - 10/20/2011 - 10:33 am

    This looks really yummy. I want to make this tonight but I have a question … Is it 2/3 cup soy sauce or 2/3 of the bottle? I’m guessing cup but just want to make sure. I love this website…it’s my go to when I need a new recipe.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/20/2011 - 11:39 am

      Hi Christine,

      Yes…I’m sorry! That would be 2/3 cup.