Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef and Broccoli
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5 from 1 vote
Beef and Broccoli is an easy, 1-pan, 30-minute meal that is loaded with fresh broccoli, tender nutrition-packed beef, and the best stir fry sauce. We love this over steamy white rice.
Prep Time17 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: beef, broccoli
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 385 kcal


Beef and Broccoli Ingredients:

  • 1 lb flank steak very thinly sliced into bite-sized strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 lb broccoli cut into 6 cups of florets
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds optional garnish

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated loosely packed
  • 2 tsp garlic grated from 3 cloves
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 6 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce or GF Tamari
  • 3 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil



  • Start cooking white rice first so it’s ready when the stir fry is done. Cover and freeze steak 30 minutes for easier slicing.
  • 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.