Easy One-Skillet Beef and Broccoli Ramen

Adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

 3/4 pound sirloin or flank steak (I used sirloin)

 Marinade:

1/4-cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

¼ cup honey

¼ cup low sodium soy sauce

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped

 2 packages (3 ounces each) ramen noodles

4 cups broccoli florets

3 tablespoons cornstarch

 Prepare dish:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup beef broth

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons sesame oil

¼ cup oyster sauce

2 teaspoons minced garlic

½ teaspoon grated ginger

Salt and pepper

Green onions, red pepper flakes, toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

 

Thinly slice the steak, against the grain, into 1/4-inch thick strips and then into pieces two inches in length. Place the steak pieces in a large Ziploc bag.

 

To make marinade:

 

In a bowl, combine oil, garlic, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, pepper, salt, and parsley.  Whisk together and pour over steak in the bag. Seal and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour and preferably 6-8+ hours (no more than 12 hours). Flip the steak in the bag halfway through the marinating time.

Prepare ramen:

Boil a small pot of water and cook the ramen noodles for exactly 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.

 

Prepare dish:

 

Remove the flank steak and drain off any remaining marinade. Toss the steak to coat with the cornstarch.

 

Put 1 tablespoon oil into a large skillet set over high heat. Heat until the oil is shimmering. Cook beef in batches to avoid overcrowding, adding more oil, as needed. Cook without moving until the beef is seared, about 1-1/2 minutes. Continue cooking while stirring until the beef is lightly cooked but still pink in spots, about 30 seconds; transfer to a warm plate.

 

In the same skillet, add the beef broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, garlic, and ginger. Stir and cook (uncovered) over medium heat until sauce thickens and reduces by about a third (5-8 minutes). You don't want to reduce it too much so it can still generously coat all the noodles and broccoli.

 

Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, top the mixture evenly with the broccoli. (Do not stir in). Cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Allow the broccoli to steam until crisp tender about 3 minutes or to desired tenderness.

 

Remove the lid; add in the cooked ramen and meat. Stir together and serve garnished with desired toppings.


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