This Beef with Broccoli has tender, savory strips of thinly sliced beef with juicy, flavorful bites of tender-crisp broccoli. It's an easy, Chinese-food stir-fry take-out classic, except this version is way better and healthier too!
Beef with Broccoli
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Brown sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound beef tenderloin or sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Put all the brown sauce ingredients into a small jar with a tight seal. Shut the lid tightly and shake to combine. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cornstarch, soy sauce, freshly ground black pepper, and beef in a medium-size bowl and stir to coat the meat. Allow to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the peanut oil to your wok and heat over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the beef and stir-fry 3-5 minutes, just until the meat is no longer pink. Remove the meat from the wok and set aside.
  4. Add the garlic to the wok and stir-fry just for a few seconds, then add in the broccoli and water. Stir-fry until the water has evaporated and the broccoli is tender-crisp.
  5. Return the beef to the wok and add the brown sauce to the beef and broccoli. Toss and stir another 2 minutes, until the sauce has thickened just a bit, then remove from the heat and transfer the prepared beef with broccoli to a serving dish. Serve with rice.