I came across this recipe years ago in a cooking magazine. It's a wonderful version of the Beef and Broccoli from your local Chinese take-out place. Even better, in my opinion.
Make the stir-fry sauce first. It will thicken up nicely as it sits.
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce (I used low sodium)
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP corn starch
1 teas ground ginger
Whisk the ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for one minute. Remove from heat.
Now here's what you'll need for the rest of the stir fry:
2 TBSP cornstarch
2 TBSP water
1/2 teas garlic powder
1 lb round steak, cut into thin strips
4 cups broccoli florets
1 small onion, sliced
oil for frying
In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, water, and garlic powder until smooth. Add the steak strips and toss to coat.
In a large skillet, heat about 1 TBSP oil. Fry the steak strips until done. Remove from the skillet and keep warm.
Add a little more oil to the pan if necessary, then toss in the broccoli and onions. Stir-fry until tender.
Return the beef to the pan and pour the stir-fry sauce over all. Heat through. Serve over rice.