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Recipe: Korean-Style Beef and Broccoli Bowl

Image Credit: Lauren Volo

The sweet-savory flavors of Korean barbecued meats lure me in every time — especially when served alongside a big bowl of fluffy rice. The combination of honey, soy sauce, and sesame transforms affordable flank steak into a dish that rivals the one at your favorite Korean restaurant.

Here's how to skip the grilling and make a delicious one-pan bulgogi-style beef rice bowl on a busy weeknight, complete with broccoli so that you don't have to make an extra side dish or vegetable.

Sauce That Doubles as a Marinade

This quick dinner is made possible by stir-frying so that food cooks quickly and all in one pan. One of my favorite tricks for easy stir-frying is to use some of the stir-fry sauce to quickly marinate the sliced meat. And by quick, I mean that the meat only needs to sit in the marinade for a few minutes (don't worry — it still soaks up tons of flavor!). One sauce, two uses.

Instead of breaking out another pan to cook the broccoli, I just steam it in a little bit of water first in the wok or frying pan. The key is covering the pan so that the broccoli cooks quickly. When the broccoli's ready, just drain it and then use the pan to finish up the stir-fry. The beef and broccoli are tasty over rice, but you can also serve them over noodles or even wrapped in lettuce and topped with kimchi.

Image Credit: Lauren Volo