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Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

My family often requests this tasty stir-fry. It's great because it combines tender beef and nutritious vegetables in one dish. We enjoy it year-round but especially in summer, when I grow my own broccoli and onions. Plus, it doesn't heat up the kitchen. —Ruth Stahl Shepherd, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 292 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,280 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Reviews for Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"This was good and easy. I liked the slightly sweet flavor with the beef. I will make again. Good for a work night!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"Nothing special but it was easy"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"This is a keeper... Easy to prepare, yet tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Nutritious and delicious! The sauce is very tasty.Easy to prepare!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Definitely a keeper. Super easy. Super tasty. The ginger and the brwon sugar really make this dish stand out."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"This beats Chinese takeout/ takeaway. I can feed my family for much cheaper by making this and we all love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"An exceptional alternative to ordering out - have made it as written and also substituting boneless chicken breast and asparagus. Wonderful!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"Quick, easy & delicious! Whole family loved it! I added carrots & used green onion!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"Very good! I wouldn't change a thing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"This was good, had good flavor. I will make again maybe with a few additions. I did add water chestnuts for some crunch."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"This recipe is a keeper. I just added some red pepper flakes while stirfrying the beef. No left overs!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"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!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 15, 2012

"Awsome recipe it tasts better thank PF changs"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"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!""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"This was delicious! I added a cup of carrot coins and 8 oz of chopped mushrooms to the veggies."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"My 20 month old toddler loved it! Next time I will add water chestnuts and carrots. Quick, easy and very yummy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Yummy!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"Way too sweet with the brown sugar. No one in my family liked it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I have made this recipe multiple times, and it's a hit every time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"would definitely make again. will add baby corn and water chestnuts just to change it up."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"very good! will definitly make it again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"I thought this was really good but will double the sauce next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"Excellent. Simple to prepare and turned out well. It is a definite recipe to keep and use again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"Made this for my family and it was delicious! I also added sliced waterchestnuts for extra crunch. Will make this again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"Delicious. I substituted ground beef and added green beans and bean sprouts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008

"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!!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.