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 2-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 291 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. Mix 2 tablespoons each cornstarch and water with garlic powder; toss with beef. In a small bowl, mix the remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; stir in soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry beef until browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  3. In same pan, stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to pan. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Return beef to pan; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p29

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 260430
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"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."

Cynthia User ID: 8965144 256567
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

"Simple fast and fresh healthy eating for dinner and leftovers for lunch, loved it."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 236061
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!"

klutzy17 User ID: 8553490 234262
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"Nothing special but it was easy"

CookRDad User ID: 6113776 232160
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

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

gunslinger User ID: 544392 224327
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

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

laura70 User ID: 10385 218825
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

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

tbogg User ID: 8129550 29197
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!"

debra4893 User ID: 1121122 82697
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

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

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 23752
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

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

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