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Bravo Broccoli

Here’s a fast, delicious way to dress up crisp-tender broccoli from our Test Kitchen! Just toss with a simple sweet-sour mixture that gets a slight kick from crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients; drizzle over broccoli and gently toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 78 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • kimspacc
    Jan 15, 2018

    Very easy to make. It is always nice to find healthy recipes for vegetables. I did not care for the vinegar flavor in this one, but I'm sure others would enjoy it.

  • annrms
    Jan 1, 2018

    Delicious! I mixed the butter into the hot broccoli then drizzled on the rest of the sauce which I mixed in a small container. I microwaved the sugar mixture to melt the sugar. Will make this again. I would also try this sauce on carrots, cauliflower, and string beans.

  • angela32
    Dec 13, 2017

    We had this as a side dish tonight, I loved it!

  • robbiejackson
    Nov 12, 2016

    Mmmm, good! Quick and easy with ingredients I have on hand, love that!.

  • abreendre
    Sep 11, 2014

    Very tasty and easy to adapt to my own taste.

  • KristieKS
    Mar 2, 2014

    Something new for my Broccoli! Everyone loved it, even the toddler!

  • TheLostNubian
    Feb 21, 2014

    I made this a month ago rand spent the last half hour searching for it because,, even though I couldn't remember the name of the recipe, I knew I would know it when I saw it. And I did!!!!! ??Long story short, I signed up for a membership just so I would never ever lose this delicious a$$ recipe again. Can I get a Yummmmmmmmmmm?

  • amysmess
    Feb 18, 2014

    Good, Good, Good!

  • Reitmeyer
    Jan 30, 2014

    Thumbs up from the hubby. It's a keeper.

  • lisa53202
    Jan 28, 2014

    Very good. Next time I will try substituting lemon juice for the vinegar, since my husband seems to like it on his broccoli.