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Marcus Samuelsson's Beef Stir Fry with Broccolini

MyPlate-Inspired Recipe

Chef Marcus Samuelsson helps the first lady cook up delicious and low-calorie treats.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

First Lady Michelle Obama helped Marcus Samuelsson prepare this healthy beef stir fry with broccolini following guidelines from MyPlate.


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds flank steak, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce—low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • For the broccolini:
  • 2 cups chopped broccolini (1 bunch)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 Anaheim chilies, chopped with seeds and ribs removed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine the orange juice, sesame oil, garlic. Add the flank steak, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 hours.

    Strain the marinade from the steak, reserving 2 tablespoons of the marinade and discarding the rest. Mix together the reserved marinade with 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Set aside.

    Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a wok or a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the onion and curry powder and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the flank steak and sauté until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the marinade mixture, tomatoes and soy sauce; bring to a boil and cook until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the parsley and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

    Serve with Broccolini.

    For the broccolini:

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccolini and simmer for 1 minute, then drain and rinse with cold water.

    Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, curry powder and tomato paste and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the broccolini, chilies, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, vinegar and scallions and stir until the broccolini is heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    Recipe courtesy Marcus Samuelsson.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: onion, tomatoes, curry powder, orange juice, sesame oil, garlic

    Course: Dinner

    More Info: Low Fat, Low Saturated Fat

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