So first things first – after trying this beef and broccoli, the sous chef immediately states that this “tastes like real beef and broccoli…” I couldn’t help but laugh, because it is really, really difficult to make beef and broccoli taste like chicken, cupcakes, seafood, or anything other than beef and broccoli – because, you know. It’s beef and broccoli. If it tasted like anything else, I’d be concerned…
Okay, okay, I kid – I will stop being dense [read: don’t count on it.]. But I actually appreciate the commendation from the sous chef, because of course he meant like the beef and broccoli you’d order for Chinese takeout. Whew! So mission accomplished.
But I need to be clear: if I make chicken, and the sous chef exclaims, “Wow, honey! This tastes just like chicken!” I need you to rest assured that’s not a golden seal of approval, and I wouldn’t bolt to the computer to share the recipe with you. And I don’t know if I’d question my cooking ability or the sous chef’s bewildering acknowledgement first. But that’s okay. Because we haven’t crossed that bridge thankyoujesus.
Buttttttt, back to the meat and
potatoes broccoli here, this really was super yummy – and of course, of course, the sauce is m-o-n-e-y. As in, I’d be okay if you passed me a straw. Yes, to drink it… was that not obvious? What kind of savage do you think I am that I’d slurp it straight from the bowl? I’ve never done that.
Also, quick thing – the beef was super tender (which is a big thing for me!). And the trick is to not overcook the beef. No one likes tough beef. Amiright? See, we’re always on the same page.
And oh, oh – the best part is how quick and easy this comes together. Like, I’m talking ordering Chinese is going to take longer. So, you know, you should probably just make this.