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Beef with Broccoli on rice in a white bowl
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Beef with Broccoli

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Amy Nash


Brown sauce

  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • ½ Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ pound beef tenderloin or sirloin steak thinly sliced


  • 1 ½ Tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 heads broccoli cut into florets
  • ¼ cup water


  • Put all the brown sauce ingredients into a small jar with a tight seal. Shut the lid tightly and shake to combine. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 1185mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1895IU | Vitamin C: 272mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 4mg