Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
- 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup water, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 pound boneless beef top round steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1 small onion, cut into wedges
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Hot cooked rice
- 1. In a large resealable bag, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat.
- 2. In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef is no longer pink; remove and keep warm.
- 3. Stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes. Return beef to pan.
- 4. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
1 cup: 292 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 1280mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.
Reviews for Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry
"Yes, this recipe is a success! My version had bit of a chile pepper bite, not super hot, but noticeable, from one fresh red chile and a dash of Korean dry chile flakes. Since the beef and the vegetables are cooked separately, nothing was overdone.I notice in the comments that other people also used it as a jumping-off point for their own versions. Try any protein and vegetable combination, using the recipe to help calculate how much starch, soy sauce, and sugar to use."
"This was good and easy. I liked the slightly sweet flavor with the beef. I will make again. Good for a work night!"
"Nothing special but it was easy"
"This is a keeper... Easy to prepare, yet tasty."
"Nutritious and delicious! The sauce is very tasty.Easy to prepare!"
"Definitely a keeper. Super easy. Super tasty. The ginger and the brwon sugar really make this dish stand out."
"This beats Chinese takeout/ takeaway. I can feed my family for much cheaper by making this and we all love it!"
"An exceptional alternative to ordering out - have made it as written and also substituting boneless chicken breast and asparagus. Wonderful!!"
"quick, easy & delicious! Whole family loved it! I added carrots & used green onion!"
"Wow! This is a new favorite for the husband (and myself!) before he could even finish his plate he was begging me to add it to the book. I added green beans and it was even more amazing! I was skeptical about the cornstarch but it made the meat soooo tender. Just like something you'd get at an authentic Chinese restaurant. Will defiantly be a regular dish at our house."
"Very good! I wouldn't change a thing."
"This was good, had good flavor. I will make again maybe with a few additions. I did add water chestnuts for some crunch."
"This recipe is a keeper. I just added some red pepper flakes while stirfrying the beef. No left overs!"
"We made this tonight for dinner. It was great! We added water chestnuts, mushrooms and a couple dashes of hot sauce. Bolded the flavor just a bit! A keeper!"
"A wonderful recipe! I did add about 1-2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes to the broccoli, and I used green onion instead of regular onion. Those two minor differences don't change the fact that this is a phenomenal recipe. Officially my go-to for beef & broccoli stir fry."
"This smells just like what you get in a Chinese restaurant! It was fast, easy, and YUM! I double the amount of sauce because we all like sauce. I also didn't have fresh broccoli, so I used some I had in the freezer and it worked just fine. We will be having this again!"
"My family really loved the sauce!! So next time I'll double the sauce. Another note use the fajita beef. You can get your local butcher to cut it for you. It's the right size and tender."
"Hello! I too used Splenda brown sugar to lower the carb count. I added an additional TBSP of cornstarch since I made more beef than the recipe called for. After the meat cooked, I threw in the onions before the broccoli to give the onions time to carmelize somewhat. My co-workers absolutely loved this dish! I will be making this for them again!!"
"This is a keeper! I've made it several times and always liked it. I never thought it was too sweet. The only modification--or just something to watch out for--that I would suggest is the amount of cornstarch that is tossed with the beef. It seems like there's too much thick "glaze" on the meat once it's cooking in the pan, which possibly interferes with getting a good brown on it. I tried 1.5 T this time, with 1.5 lbs of beef, and I might even reduce it more. Other than that, great recipe!"
"Awsome recipe it tasts better thank PF changs"
"My family loves this! I use chicken instead of beef. I have also used leftover meat and was able to skip the part where you fry it. Much faster."
"We loved this recipe! I added sliced carrots & red peppers. I also only put 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, because we prefer food less sweet & I added red pepper flakes for a little more spice. We thought the dish was excellent and my husband said, "We should make this for guest!""
"This was delicious! I added a cup of carrot coins and 8 oz of chopped mushrooms to the veggies."
"Read the other reviews, used only 1 Tablespoon sugar, added an additional 1 Teaspoon corn starch and added 1 and 1/3 Tablespoon of ground chili pepper for some spicy kick and thought it was wonderful!"
"My 20 month old toddler loved it! Next time I will add water chestnuts and carrots. quick, easy and very yummy."
"I used shrimp instead of beef and added carrots for color. I also used the splenda brown sugar rather than regular brown sugar because of my husbands diet. It was pretty good and I would definitely make it again. Another person suggested doubling the sauce and I will do that when I make it again."
"I've made this several times, and my husband and I LOVE it!! I cut the sodium a bit by using low sodium soy sauce and using only 1/4 cup of it, adding water to bring it up to 1/3 c. of liquid."
"Way too sweet with the brown sugar. No one in my family liked it."
"I have made this recipe multiple times, and it's a hit every time."
"would definitely make again. will add baby corn and water chestnuts just to change it up."
"mine turned out more like a stew than a stir fry. i'm not a fan of beef stew so it wasn't a hit with me. won't make again."
"very good! will definitly make it again"
"I thought this was really good but will double the sauce next time."
"This is really good! Everyone in my family loved it. My husband doesn't even care for broccoli and he liked it. Great, easy recipe!"
"Loved this. Easy and the taste was great. I told my husband it was good but he said he wasnt hungry. After he taste a bite he shouted, "That is GOOD!" and then proceeded to eat all of it! Cannot wait to make it again."
"Excellent. Simple to prepare and turned out well. It is a definite recipe to keep and use again."
"Made this for my family and it was delicious! I also added sliced waterchestnuts for extra crunch. Will make this again!"
"Delicious. I substituted ground beef and added green beans and bean sprouts."
"I made this and it was quite tasty. The beef was a bit too chewy and I even got a better cut. So, I am going to use chicken next time. Great flavor!!"
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.