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Saucy Beef with Broccoli Recipe
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Saucy Beef with Broccoli Recipe

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Looking for an easy stir-fry dish? This yummy beef and broccoli combination, sent in by Rosa Evans of Odessa, Missouri, features fresh ginger in a lip-smacking sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry or additional beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 8 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 313 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 816 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
  2. Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add green onions; cook 1-2 minutes longer or just until tender.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to pan; heat through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Beef with Broccoli in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p15

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 313 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 816 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"I also would probably add fresh mushroom. Served with orzo and even with jasmine rice."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Only change I would make is to add mushrooms - great recipe"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Friday is Chinese night in our home, and this recipe is quick and just as good as take out. Double the soy sauce (reduced-sodium is a must! the regular was just way too salty) and ginger and add some julienned carrots or chopped red bell peppers for extra color. Sprinkle with sesame seeds for a professional presentation."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I am using the Weight Watchers plan to lose weight, and this recipe helps me keep within my points without feeling like I am being deprived....I switched it up and used chicken and chicken broth instead of beef...and tossed in some mushrooms. Awesome!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"This recipe is fantastic, even my picky eater loves it! The sauce is wonderful. I use frozen broccoli instead of fresh and it turns out perfect every time!"

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