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Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe
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Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

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.


  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.
Originally published as Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p29

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.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

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

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

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

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

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

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."

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