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beef and broccoli

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This Easy Beef and Broccoli is all made in one skillet, is so full of flavor, and is on the table in less than thirty minutes. Crisp stir-fried broccoli florets are paired with tender cuts of beef in a tasty salty-sweet Asian sauce.

yield 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For beef and broccoli

  • ¼ c
    low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ c
    low sodium beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated fresh ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 lb
    flank steak, skirt steak, or sirloin steak very thinly sliced (see notes)
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lg
    crown broccoli cut into bite-size florets
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make beef and broccoli

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger. Set it aside while you cook the beef and broccoli.
  • 2
    Heat 1 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef in a single layer cooking just until browned on both sides, working in batches. Add more oil if needed. Once all the meat is browned, move it to a plate, cover it, and keep it warm.
  • 3
    If needed, add more canola oil to the same skillet over medium heat. Add the broccoli to the pan and cook for 1 minute, Stirring frequently. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover the pan. Steam the broccoli for 1-2 minutes or until crisp tender. Remove the broccoli to a plate and cover it to keep it warm.
  • 4
    Grab the sauce that you set aside and whisk it one more time. Pour it into the skillet and simmer for 3-4 minutes to thicken the sauce. Add the beef and broccoli back to the pan, toss to coat, and warm for 1-2 minutes. Serve over rice or Chinese noodles.