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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 452.6
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.6 mg
  • Sodium: 534.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 66.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 35.0 g

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Better Beef and Broccoli

Submitted by: TAM101
Better Beef and Broccoli

Introduction

This recipe is better (and much better for you) than takeout! This recipe is better (and much better for you) than takeout!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lb round steak, sliced in thin strips
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 can beef broth
    2 tbsp cornstarch
    1 tbsp brown sugar
    2 tbsp soy sauce
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp ground ginger
    4 cups broccoli florets
    4 cups cooked rice

Directions

Coat skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat for one minute.
Add beef, onion and minced garlic; stir fry until brown. Remove the beef to a plate and keep warm.
Add half the broth and broccoli to pan. Cover and smimmer until broccoli is tender crisp.
Mix cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic powder, ginger and soy sauce with remaining broth until smooth; add to the pan. Cook until mixture begins thicken, stirring constantly. Return beef to mixture, stir and serve over rice.






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  • Very Good
    35 of 35 people found this review helpful
    VERSITILE... We alos cut the calories by eating this in high-fibre pita pockets. I treated this as a stir-fry - sauted the meat as instructed, added the vegetables for 5 minutes longer and I then halved the broth and cornstarch amounts, leaving everything else the same. It had lots of 'kick' - YUM! - 1/22/08

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  • Very Good
    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night but added mushrooms to the mix. It was very good. I also added a few pepper flakes to heat it up just a bit. My husband also like it and he is a picky eater! - 2/2/08

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  • Very Good
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    We really liked this recipe. We added some mushrooms and sweet red pepper. I think I would add fresh ginger instead of ground. I would also add some water chestnuts to add more texture. Very good recipe! - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I used chicken instead of the beef and chicken broth. It was wonderful..I am definatly going to make it again. It was as good as takeout, but I know what what went in it. - 4/15/07

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  • Very Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I added mushrooms and water chestnuts, used Splenda blend brown sugar, low sodium soy sauce, fresh grated ginger and half cup brown rice. Great! - 1/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    family loves this, need to make a double batch to fill my crew. One of the families favorite new meal. - 9/17/08

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  • Very Good
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used organic fat free beef broth, added mushrooms. I also used 1/2 cup brown rice. Very good the next day w/ no rice! - 1/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Very good basic recipe. It leaves the "door" open to add your own touches, but is great without changes. - 3/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!! I didn't have corn starch so I substituted whole wheat flour and it was delicious. I will definitely be making again. - 1/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was great! We love beef w/ broccoli but have not ate is since we started the diet! This will definitely be a new main meal in our house. We also added some shredded carrots, mushrooms, and green peppers. Thanks for adding this recipe!! - 5/6/07

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe, it was very easy. Since my Hubby's system doesn't agree w/Broccoli I made it with Carrots and steamed my broccoli on the side. Then I got to have this for lunch the next two days. I added some Toasted seasame seeds at the end, which added great flavor too. - 3/25/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Quick and simple, will also add sugar snaps next time. - 3/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This is even better than the restaurant! It's my family's favorite and even to serve guests! So yummy! - 11/9/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I was very impressed with this dish. It was just as good if not better then most beef and broccoli you would find in a restaurant. We will be making this again in the near future. - 1/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Used this recipe as is (no changes).
    Any recipe that can get my family (husband, son 15 & daughter 2) to eat broccoli gets my thumbs up. Thanx for a gr8 recipe - 1/4/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used asparagus instead of broccoli, and it came out really good also. - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great basic recipe and I took some of the suggestions and added mushrooms, water chestnuts, and peppers. Used shredded left over roast beef that was very tender and it worked. Will definitely use this recipe again and will try a chicken variation. Thanks for sharing! - 8/20/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Always liked this combination. It helps if you partially freeze the meat before slicing. You will see this very helpful. - 7/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Used brown rice and added mushrooms. Great! - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was good, but I would prefer it if it had a little more zing. I will add szechewan sause next time. - 1/19/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I loved the ginger in it. I am excited to make it again. I am going to cut the meat up thinner or get a thinner steak. I loved it and I will make it again. - 6/18/08

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We enjoyed this, but would have liked a little more flavor - maybe add some red pepper flakes to give it some spice. - 1/21/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Used fresh ginger instead of powdered and added a lb of mushrooms. Will definitely make this again. - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    easy to prepare and cook and it was delicious. definitely will make this again. - 6/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great - 4/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for a better receipe than I had. Thanks - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    A nice simple recipe with lots of flavor. I did use fresh ginger since I had it on hand and put it in at the same time as the beef, onion and garlic. - 3/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Soooo very good! - 3/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Two of my very favorites together! Very good flavor and healthy too! Thanks for submitting this great recipe. - 6/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I used fresh ginger which I grated. Also I diced up some zuchinni and green onion. For the garlic, Trader Joe's sells frozen garlic cubes, I used 4 cubes for the sauce and another 3 when I cooked the beef! - 11/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is fabulous!! I added water chestnuts and sliced mushrooms to the meat mixture while stir frying and used brown rice instead of regular rice. Even my kids ages 2 and 3 liked it. - 7/10/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really easy to make, portions are very satisfying. I substituted 1tblsp of oyster sauce for 1 of soy sauce because I like the oyster sauce flavor - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was very good, even my picky husband liked it! Thanks! - 1/26/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Even my 1 year loved it! - 1/25/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it!!! Will be having more often. - 1/1/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very delicious and healthful recipe!
    Thank-you!
    Season's Greetings! - 12/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Absoutely delicious,my first recipe from this website and what a success...will add mushrooms next time... - 12/9/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love it! - 12/7/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My whole family loved this meal. There was just enough for me to take to lunch the next day. Nothing like knowing what you're having for lunch, knowing it fits into my plan AND it tastes good too! - 11/23/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I used Stevia instead of the brown sugar. Also sauteed sliced onion and fresh mushrooms with the beef. Served over 1/4 c brown & wild rice. Delicious! - 11/14/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. - 11/10/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was good. - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! So easy to make and delicious! Will definetly make again! - 10/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Spiced it up a little more with freshly grated ginger and hoisin sauce. - 10/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OMG THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD!! It made more than enough for two people, so I planned on having leftovers...alas, I did not. It was BETTER than the beef and broccoli I've had in chinese restaurants. The sauce was PERFECT! Thank you so much for sharing this! - 9/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, best I've made. Like it better than eating out. - 9/13/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    very goooood - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I'll make this again! - 8/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My hubby and I loved this. I added carrots, snow peas and sweet peppers and it was so good. Thanks! - 8/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and tasted fantastic. It impressed my family too. - 7/15/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    gooood - 7/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will definately use this recipe again! It was so easy to make and it was delicious! - 7/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved this meal and will make it again!!! - 6/26/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    really simple and tastes great - 4/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is such a quick recipe to make, and it is fantastic! My husband and I loved it, and there are leftovers for a second meal. - 3/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Melts in your mouth. - 3/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    great, i make it often - 3/20/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good; love beef & broccoli; will make again. - 3/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a really good and easy recipe to make. I actually served this with homemade mashed potatoes. My entire family loved it!! Thanks - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I enjoyed this. Could use a little more flavor. I will marinate the meat prior next time and add a little more garlic & ginger. - 7/30/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! Even my picky husband liked it. This healthier version is definitely replacing my own beef and broccoli recipe! I used fat free beef broth and brown rice. - 4/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very tasty stir fry-one of the best we have tried. Definately will make again...would maybe add in some carrots. - 2/6/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Instead of white rice, use brown rice. Trader Joes (grocery store) and others have pre-made brown rice for the incredibly impossibly remote chance someone is pressed for time (very very unlikely).
    Here's what webmd has to say on brown rice vs. white rice
    http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20100614/ - 9/23/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 9/18/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it sounds great i might add a few more veg bok choy oea pods - 8/13/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is very similar to the chicken and broccoli that I make. I add carrots and peppers. Nice to have it written up using beef as an alternative. - 3/20/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great and tasty recipe - 3/20/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great and easy dish - I used brown rice instead of white - 3/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have tried several recipes for this and this one was IT! Very easy, very yummy, everyone in the family loved it. Yum. - 3/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed making and eating this dish. Next time I'll experiment with additional ingredients to give it a little more kick. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and super tasty! My boyfriend and I both loved the flavour. We eat a lot of chicken so it's nice to have beef for variety. Will make again and again! - 7/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe looks delicious and easy. I would definitely try it. - 7/2/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    delicious! Made this with a few slight alterations and i loved it! - 6/17/08

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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very Good and easy to make. - 6/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great!! easy and quick to make..... I would make this anytime - 6/17/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A touch bland but overall a really pleasing recipe. - 5/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very very gooooooooooooooood! yumm..would definitely make it again! thankyou! - 5/7/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love a dish like this that tastes great and that I can quickly throw together when I get home from work. My husband and I both enjoyed this recipe. - 3/19/08

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I would make it again. - 3/8/08

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. Didn't need to alter the recipe at all. - 2/12/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made with Reduced Sodium Broth & Soy Sauce and my whole family loved it!! - 2/7/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Was pretty good. I will add a little more spice next time. - 2/6/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The was very good. Next time I may do a little less ginger but otherwise it was tasty. - 1/31/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love this! Lowered the sodium by using "low sodium" options for broth and soy sauce. Will definately make again! - 11/30/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Next time we will add more onions, bell pepper and some mushrooms. Will make again. - 11/29/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Will make it again and again. - 11/14/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this and liked it. Dh liked it also. It's not often that we both like the same dishes. - 11/14/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to make it! I will plan on using low-sodium broth to lower sodium and add some sliced carrots to add to the veggies. Will also serve over brown rice!! Wonder if using sirloin steak strips is lower calories than the round steak? - 3/22/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS ONE OUT ON THE FAMILY... THANKS - 1/19/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    THIS REALLY SOUNDS LIKE IT MIGHT BE REALLY GOOD! - 11/17/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a great way to use round steak. We like all the ingredients so positive putting them all together will be great. - 6/25/09

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds healthy and tasty!! - 3/20/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this it sounds yummy!! - 3/20/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this sounds great!! - 3/20/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am really excited about making this recipe. I crave Beef and Broccoli every week :-) - 2/23/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like something my family will enjoy. doesn't seem to be to difficult either. Can't wait! - 2/1/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will make this as soon as i hit the supermaret - 1/22/08

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  • We had this last night and absolutely loved it, not sure i followed the recipe 100% but it tasted great :)

    Thanks for sharing it. - 6/21/14

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  • My family enjoyed eating this for dinner last night. My husband commented on how good it tasted before I had to ask him his opinion. - 5/8/14

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