This was a throw-it-together-in-a-hurry dinner. But hubby picked up his head and bellowed, "Hey, this is really good!" in the middle of dinner, which told me something. So, try this the next time you're bored with your regular menu choices.
BEEF WITH GINGER & VEGGIES
3 pounds steak, cut into strips
salt (very little)
fresh ground pepper
3/4 pound broccoli
3/4 pound cauliflower
3/4 pound sliced carrots
1 cup beef broth
2 tbsp cornstarch whisked into 1/4 cup water
Line up the beef strips in the bottom of the broiler pan. Sprinkle liberally with Worcestershire sauce, then all of the dry spices except the salt. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip the meat and reseason. Broil an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all of the vegetables in a bowl with a touch of salt, and microwave for about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Heat the beef broth on the stove, and whisk in the cornstarch whisked with 1/4 cup water; cook until thickened and clear. When the beef comes out of the broiler, pour the pan drippings into the beef broth mixture, whisk and return to the boil. Stir the veggies in with the beef, and pour some of the beef broth mixture over the whole thing. Return to the broiler for another 2 minutes. Serve over a bed of rice. Serves about 8.