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Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

This Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry is tender and juicy, while the broccoli retains its crisp texture. Enjoy as a quick and easy weeknight meal or a special occasion dish. Serve over a bed of steamed rice to soak the delicious soy sauce broth. It’s guaranteed to become your favorite!

Cooked beef & broccoli stir fry in a bowl on a dark table background.

The best Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry recipe doesn’t call for complicated sauces or methods. It’s all about getting the beef crispy and saucy enough to enjoy with a side of white rice. With this recipe you can enjoy your favorite take out food right at home! 

Cooked beef & broccoli stir fry in a bowl on a dark table background.

Ingredients

  • For the sauce: Reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, brown sugar, and cornstarch.
    • Variation: Add half the amount of the soy sauce and replace the other half with oyster sauce. I also like to add chili garlic sauce for an extra kick and layer of flavor.
  • The beef: Sirloin steak or any other think steak like breakfast steak.
  • The veggies: Broccoli florets, white onion, fresh garlic.
    • Variation: Add other veggies like carrots or snap peas.
  • White or brown rice for serving
  • For garnish: Scallions, crushed red pepper flakes, sesame seeds.
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How To Make Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

This is a visual overview of the steps to make this recipe. Get a detailed list of ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below.

  1. Start by making the sauce. In a small bowl, add the tamari or soy sauce, brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Whisk until combined well. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the thinly cut steak with 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch.
Stir frying beef in a wok.
  1. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large cast iron skillet or large wok over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook, stirring once until browned, about 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer beef to a clean plate or bowl and set aside.
Stir frying onions in a wok.
  1. On same skillet or work set to medium high, add 1 tablespoon oil and the onions. Stir fry for about 45 seconds.
Cooking broccoli, onions and garlic on a wok.
  1. Add the broccoli and garlic; cook stirring occasionally until tender, about 2 minutes.
Adding asian sauce on cooked broccoli, onions and garlic on a wok.
  1. Add the beef back to the broccoli mixture. Whisk the soy sauce mixture and add to the wok/skillet.
  2. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes
A wok with broccoli stir fry.

Serve immediately while hot with white rice. Garnish with crushed red pepper and scallions (optional)



Tips & Notes

  • Fridge: Let it cool down to room temperature first, then transfer to an airtight container or a zip-top plastic bag. Make sure to eat leftovers within 3-4 days to ensure it stays fresh. If you have a large portion, consider dividing it into smaller portions before storing so that you can reheat only what you need.
  • Reheating: There are a couple of methods that I use to reheat leftovers:
  1. Microwave: Transfer the food to a microwave-safe dish and cover it with a damp paper towel or microwave-safe lid. Heat it on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  2. Stovetop: Heat a small amount of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the food and stir-fry for a few minutes, adding a splash of water or broth if it’s dry.

Make sure to stir the food occasionally to ensure even heating.

Enjoy!

Cooked beef & broccoli stir fry in a bowl on a dark table background.

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Cooked beef & broccoli stir fry in a bowl on a dark table background.

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

The best Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry recipe doesn't call for complicated sauces or methods. It's all about getting the beef crispy and saucy enough to enjoy with a side of white rice. Whit this recipe you can enjoy your favorite take out food right at home! 
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Ana Frias

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (100g)
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth (100g)
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch, divided (2 & 1)
  • 3 Tbsp peanut or canola oil, divided (2 & 1)
  • 1 pound sirloin steak - thinly steak
  • ½ cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 6 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh garlic
  • white or brown rice for serving
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions for garnish - optional
  • crushed red pepper flakes for garnish - optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add the tamari or soy sauce, chicken/vegetable broth, brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Whisk until combined well. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the steak with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large cast iron skillet or large wok over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook, stirring once until browned, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer beef to a clean plate or bowl and set aside.
  • On same skillet or work set to medium high, add 1 tablespoon oil and the onions. Stir fry for about 45 seconds.
  • Add the broccoli and garlic; cook stirring occasionally until tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the beef back to the broccoli mixture. Whisk the soy sauce mixture and add to the wok/skillet.
  • Cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately while hot with white rice. Garnish with crushed red pepper and scallions (optional)

Private Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1741mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 122mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4mg

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