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Beef and Broccoli Recipe

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Why order take out when you can make this easy beef and broccoli stir fry recipe at home? All you need is one pan and less than 30 minutes to make an amazing dinner that will be enjoyed time and time again.

beef broccoli with rice on a white plate

Tender, juicy pieces of steak with perfectly cooked broccoli. All tossed in a delicious salty with just a touch of sweet sauce all come together in this easy beef and broccoli Chinese take out makeover.

Homemade just makes things so much better. You get to control what you put in your dish as well as how much of each. Often times offering a healthier option as well.

Beef an broccoli makes a great plate lunch option. You could also try mochiko chicken, chow fun, or loco moco.

Beef and broccoli ingredients

beef and broccoli ingredients
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, separated
  • 1/2 cup shoyu
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, diced
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1/2 large round onion

What cut of beef should I use for beef broccoli?

Lean and tender cuts of beef work best for this. This includes flank, tri-tip, top round or sirloin.

How to prepare the beef?

Ideally you want to get your beef as tender as possible. A trick to help this along is to be sure to cut against the grain when trimming the beef into thin strips. This allows the beef to fray, cook down easier, and become more tender.

pan of beef and broccoli

What does cornstarch do to beef?

Cornstarch acts as a coating to help prevent the beef from overcooking in the heat of the wok and toughening the meat. It also helps act as a thickener for the sauce. You could replace this with potato starch if you’d prefer.

Salt and sugar help enhance the flavors in this dish.

If you want a gluten free option you can swap out the shoyu for tamari.

How to cook the broccoli?

I prefer to blanch my broccoli before tossing it into the stir fry. This cuts down on the stir fry cook time and helps keep a good texture.

Other beef recipes to try:

How to make beef and broccoli?

Cut steak against grain into thin strips.

tri tip steak

Place steak in a bowl and add salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Toss until all pieces of meat are coated. Set this aside.

steak for beef and broccoli

To another bowl add shoyu, sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, oyster sauce, garlic and ginger. Mix until well combined and set this aside.

ingredients for beef broccoli sauce

Set a large pot of water over high heat. In another bowl make an ice water bath. While the water comes to a boil begin cutting the broccoli.

Trim the broccoli into small florets. Discard the thick stems.

broccoli for beef and broccoli

Once the water begins to boil, blanch the broccoli for just a minute or two to soften.

blanching broccoli

Remove the broccoli from the pot and add to the ice water bath. Once broccoli has cooled, drain, and set this aside.

To a large pan over medium-high heat add cooking oil of choice. Then add steak and stir fry until browned on all sides.

beef in pan for beef broccoli

Once the steak has began to cook through add the onion. Cook until just translucent. Then add the shoyu mix to the pan and stir fry until the sauce begins to thicken and everything is well coated.

beef and onions in beef and broccoli

Lastly, add the broccoli to the pan and toss to coat. ENJOY.

beef and broccoli
beef broccoli with rice on a white plate

Beef and Broccoli

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Why order take out when you can make this easy beef and broccoli stir fry recipe at home? All you need is one pan and less than 30 minutes to make an amazing dinner that will be enjoyed time and time again.15

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, separated
  • 1/2 cup shoyu
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, diced
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1/2 large round onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Cut steak against grain into thin strips. Place steak in a bowl and add salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Toss until all pieces of meat are coated. Set this aside.
  2. To another bowl add shoyu, sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, oyster sauce, garlic and ginger. Mix until well combined and set this aside.
  3. Set a large pot of water over high heat. In another bowl make an ice water bath. While the water comes to a boil begin cutting the broccoli.
  4. Trim the broccoli into small florets. Discard the thick stems.
  5. Once the water begins to boil, blanch the broccoli for just a minute or two to soften.
  6. Remove the broccoli from the pot and add to the ice water bath. Once broccoli has cooled, drain, and set this aside.
  7. To a large pan over medium-high heat add cooking oil of choice. Then add steak and stir fry until browned on all sides.
  8. Once the steak has began to cook through add the onion. Cook until just translucent. Then add the shoyu mix to the pan and stir fry until the sauce begins to thicken and everything is well coated.
  9. Lastly, add the broccoli to the pan and toss to coat. ENJOY.

Notes

*Lean and tender cuts of beef work best for this. This includes flank, tri-tip, top round or sirloin.

*Serve with sticky white rice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 33g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on July 27th, 2020

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