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How To Make The Absolute Best Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry

When it comes to quick, weeknight dinners, stir fry is always a good option. It’s easy to make, and you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.

But if you want to make the best beef and broccoli stir fry, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure you cook the beef properly. It should be browned and crisp on the outside but still juicy and pink in the center. Then, the broccoli should be cooked just until it’s tender. You don’t want it to be mushy.

Finally, the sauce is what really makes this dish shine. It should be savory, a little sweet, and a little spicy. If you follow these tips, you’ll end up with a stir fry that’s better than anything you could get at a restaurant.

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Why You’ll Love This Stir Fry

Stir fry is one of the quickest and most delicious meals you can make on a weeknight. It’s also easy to make sure it’s healthy. This beef and broccoli stir fry is loaded with vegetables, lean protein, and a delicious sauce to top it off.

It’s a great way to get in your veggies without sacrificing flavor. Plus, if you make a big batch, you’ll have plenty of leftovers to eat throughout the week. Another great thing about this stir fry is that you can customize it however you like.

Don’t like beef? You can substitute it for chicken or tofu. Don’t like broccoli? You can use another vegetable like bell pepper or snap peas. You can also adjust the flavor of the sauce with different seasoning and sauces. This meal is truly as versatile as you make it.

What’s in this beef and broccoli stir fry

Beef and Broccoli Ingredients

Flank steak: 1 lb thinly sliced

Broccoli: 1 lb

Sesame Seeds: 2 tsp

Olive Oil: 2 tbsp

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients

Garlic: 2 tsp grated (about 3 cloves)

Fresh ginger: 1 tsp grated

Hot Water: 1/2 cup

Soy Sauce: 6 tbsp

Light Brown Sugar: 3 tbsp

Corn Starch: 1.5 tbsp

Seseme Oil: 2 tbsp

Black pepper: 1/4 tsp

The Key To The Best Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry

The key to making the best beef and broccoli stir fry is in the details. You have to cook the beef just right, and the sauce has to be flavorful enough to bring everything together.

Here are a few tips to get the perfect stir fry.

Start with a good cut of beef. Use flank steak, sirloin, or ribeye for the best flavor. Make sure you cut it into thin slices and season it with salt and pepper.

Then, sear it in a hot pan until it’s browned on the outside but still pink in the center.

The sauce should be a balance of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors. Soy sauce, honey, and sriracha are a good combination. You can also add some garlic and ginger for extra flavor. 

How To Make Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Prep: Start cooking white rice first so it’s ready when the stir fry is done.

Step 1

Combine all stir fry sauce ingredients in a bowl, stir well to dissolve the sugar, and set aside.

Step 2

Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil.  Add broccoli florets and sauté 4-5 minutes, partially covered with lid, stirring or tossing several times until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender then remove from pan. Tip: If you prefer softer broccoli, add 2 Tbsp water before covering with the lid and it will steam cook the broccoli.

Step 3

Increase heat to high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add beef in a single layer and sauté 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. Quickly pull out a piece to test for doneness.

Step 4

Add the sauce, reduce heat to medium/low and simmer 3-4 minutes. It will thicken. Add broccoli and stir to combine. Stir in 1-2 Tbsp water to thin the sauce if desired. Serve over white rice.

How To Serve This Stir Fry

This beef and broccoli stir fry is delicious served over steamed white rice or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option. It also pairs nicely with roasted sweet potatoes. You can also top it with toasted sesame seeds for extra flavor and crunch.

Beef and broccoli stir fry is a tasty and healthy dinner option. With the right technique and flavorful sauce, you can make a restaurant-quality stir fry right at home. Plus, it’s easy to customize with whatever vegetables or seasonings you have on hand. If you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner, this beef and broccoli stir fry should definitely be at the top of your list.

beef and broccoli

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

When it comes to quick, weeknight dinners, stir fry is always a good option. It’s easy to make, and you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients
  

Beef and Broccoli Ingredient

  • 1 lb Flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Broccoli
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp Garlic, grated (about 3 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup Hot Water
  • 6 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil

Instructions
 

  • Prep: Start cooking white rice first so it's ready when the stir fry is done.
  • Combine all stir fry sauce ingredients in a bowl, stir well to dissolve the sugar, and set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil.  Add broccoli florets and sauté 4-5 minutes, partially covered with lid, stirring or tossing several times until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender then remove from pan. Tip: If you prefer softer broccoli, add 2 Tbsp water before covering with the lid and it will steam cook the broccoli.
  • Increase heat to high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add beef in a single layer and sauté 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. Quickly pull out a piece to test for doneness.
  • Add the sauce, reduce heat to medium/low and simmer 3-4 minutes. It will thicken. Add broccoli and stir to combine. Stir in 1-2 Tbsp water to thin the sauce if desired. Serve over white rice.
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52 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes, and this one fits the bill perfectly! It took minimal effort but delivered maximum flavor. A great option for busy weeknights.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m not usually a fan of ginger, but this recipe completely changed my mind. The combination of flavors is genius, and the dish turned out beautifully. The blog post also includes a video tutorial, which made it even easier to follow along. I’ll be bookmarking this blog for future culinary adventures!

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