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Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

My family often requests this tasty beef and broccoli stir fry. It's great because it combines tender beef and nutritious vegetables in one dish. We enjoy this broccoli beef recipe 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


  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 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 thin wedges
  • Hot cooked rice


  • Mix garlic powder and 2 tablespoons each cornstarch and water; toss with beef. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and the remaining cornstarch and water until smooth.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry beef until browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil over medium-high heat until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir soy sauce mixture; add to pan. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Return beef to pan; heat through. Serve with rice.
Health Tip: A simple swap to reduced-sodium soy sauce saves 350 milligrams sodium per serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup stir-fry: 291 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • grandmascooking22
    Oct 22, 2020

    This was so good. I used a cooked steak I had in the freezer and with a few adjustments used it. I can see mixing up these few dry ingredients to keep on hand and use with all my stir-fries...with chicken and shrimp as well as beef.

  • dublinlab
    Oct 15, 2020

    The sauce on this is so simple but delicious. Quick to put together and enjoyed by all. It reheated beautifully. Janet VFE

  • zegunism
    Jul 21, 2020

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  • Elizabeth
    Jul 14, 2020

    I made this last night and instead of soy sauce (which was the main thing I went to the store for) I used Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet Teriyaki marinade which has soy sauce in it. And it was amazing!! I poured it in the mix and tasted it till it seemed right. I also added green peppers, cauliflower and carrots to the mix. Whole family loved it!!

  • pajamaangel
    Jul 10, 2019

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  • lhangel
    May 5, 2019

    Over all dish was very good, although thought the soy sauce was a little over powering, and salty tasting. Will experiment with an alternative for the soy sauce.

  • Robby1
    Oct 30, 2017

    I have made this stir-fry a number of times because it is so good. I always add mushrooms. It is fast and easy.

  • Lola
    Oct 27, 2017

    This dish was easy and delicious! I will be making this again!

  • Lola
    Oct 27, 2017

    This dish was easy and delicious! I will be making this again!

  • Lady Fingers
    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.