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Stir-Fried Beef with Garlic and Rosemary


Take stir-fry in a completely new direction by changing the flavor profile. Serve on cooked polenta sliced, brushed with oil and broiled, or soft.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Bryan Gardner


  • Coarse salt
  • 1 pound skirt or sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon for polenta
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets, stems peeled and sliced (3 cups total)
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tube (18 ounces) prepared polenta, cut into 1/2-inch slices


  1. Heat broiler. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil and arrange slices in a single layer; brush 1 teaspoon oil over tops. Broil 4 inches from heat, without turning, until golden and browning in spots, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, season steak with salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over high and swirl to coat. In batches, cook steak, undisturbed, until brown on one side, 2 minutes (do not crowd pan). Flip and cook until cooked just cooked through, 1 minute. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add broccoli and 1/3 cup water to skillet and cook until broccoli is bright green and water almost evaporates, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and rosemary and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 15 seconds. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, return steak to skillet and toss to coat. Add butter and swirl until melted. Season with salt. Serve over polenta slices.

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  • MS12001970
    1 MAY, 2013
    Hi Sarah What is polenta? Please let me know what I can use instead of white wine; as I have health issues and I can't use anything that has wine in it! I asked our local butch what is skirt steak, and he told me it's the tough part of the meat lots of bristle etc.
  • MS10995665
    1 MAY, 2013
    In Internet explorer I don't have a print icon either, I switched to viewing in Google Chrome's browser and magically I have the familiar strip on the left side with print, share, etc. This recipe sounds good I love rosemary and polenta together and I've never thought of using that flavor with broccoli. Sarah is the best I just love watching her and enjoying her humor too!
  • MS11587688
    30 APR, 2013
    To Constanzalejandrea; The print icon and the word print are right above the box w/video of Sarah preparing the recipe. I printed the recipe today.
  • Constanzalejandra
    30 APR, 2013
    I love the new presentation of the page, but I am hating how many links I have to click in order to get the recipe, or that there is no print button anymore, so if I want to save the recipe in my computer, now I have to select the recipe, and print 5 pages instead of just one. ME NO LIKE IT!