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easy beef and broccoli

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This family friendly Easy Beef and Broccoli is all made in one skillet and is on the table in less than thirty minutes. Crisp stir fried broccoli is paired with tender cuts of beef in a tasty salty sweet Asian beef sauce. Be prepared to have your taste buds tantalized.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For easy beef and broccoli

  • 1/4 c
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 c
    beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 1/2 lb
    beef steak cut in bite size slices (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1
    large broccoli crown cut into bite size pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh ginger

How To Make easy beef and broccoli

  • 1
    In medium bowl combine soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon sesame oil and cornstarch.
  • 2
    Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in large heavy skillet over medium/high heat. Add beef in single layer and cook until browned on both sides; approximately 1-2 minutes each side. Remove beef to a plate; cover and keep warm.
  • 3
    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in same skillet over medium high heat. Add broccoli and cook for 30 seconds; stirring twice. Push the broccoli to the outside of the skillet. Lower the heat to medium low. Add the garlic and ginger to the center of the pan and cook 30-60 seconds; stirring constantly.
  • 4
    Whisk the sauce mixture that you set aside in step one. Add the soy sauce mixture to the skillet. Stir the broccoli into the sauce. Cover for 2 minutes; letting the sauce thicken and broccoli steam. Add the beef back to the pan; heating for 1-2 minutes. Serve over rice or Chinese noodles.
  • 5
    NOTES You need a pretty good cut of beef. I use either petite shoulder, tenderloin, sirloin, tri-tip, ribeye or strip.