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Wednesday night, I thought I would try my hand at cooking Broccoli Beef. I rarely make Asian inspired cuisine because honestly it’s just easier to call one of our favorite restaurants and order some takeout.

I am a big fan of Cashew Chicken and Crab Rangoon, but I figured those may be a little out of my realm, so I opted for something that seemed a tad bit easier.

When looking for a recipe, I headed straight to the Steamy Kitchen site because I was pretty certain Jaden would have an amazing recipe for me to follow. My search at Steamy Kitchen led me a recipe that Jaden posted on Simply Recipes. After a quick glance through the ingredient list, I was pretty thrilled that I had everything on hand except oyster sauce. You know I hate those mid-week grocery trips, but I sucked it up and stopped into Kroger for the ingredient. Shockingly enough, my little Kroger had oyster sauce…albeit a very dusty bottle of oyster sauce.

I did adapt this recipe a little bit, spicing it up with some Sriracha and red pepper flakes. I also tossed in some toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions, just because I’m crazy like that! I served this up with some jasmine rice and it was fabulous. Brian claimed it was better than the broccoli beef from our fave chinese restaurant. I am totally ordering Jaden’s cookbook to get inspired; hell, I may even buy a wok!

Close up of broccoli beef on a plate

Broccoli Beef

Broccoli beef is a classic stir fry that's easy to make at home. Serve over rice or with your favorite lo mein.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 4


For the beef and marinade

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¾ pound flank or sirloin steak sliced thinly across the grain

For the sauce

  • ¼ cup chicken broth or beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha

For stir fry

  • 2 tablespoons high-heat cooking oil
  • ¾ pound broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves garlic very finely minced or smushed through garlic smusher
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  • Sliced green onion for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  • Marinate the beef: Stir together the beef marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the beef slices and stir until coated. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
  • Prepare the sauce: Stir together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Blanch the broccoli: Cook the broccoli in a small pot of boiling, salted water until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
  • Heat a large frying pan or wok over high heat until a bead of water sizzles and instantly evaporates upon contact. Add the cooking oil and swirl to coat. Add the beef and immediately spread the beef out all over the surface of the wok or pan in a single layer (preferably not touching). Let the beef fry undisturbed for 1 minute.
  • Flip the beef slices over, add the garlic to the pan and fry for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute until no longer pink.
  • Pour in the sauce, add the blanched broccoli and bring to a boil. Pour in the dissolved cornstarch and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens, 30 seconds. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
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Miss Diane

Friday 16th of January 2015

This nice gluten free just appeared on my Pinterest. You can be sure it will be on my table very soon. Thank you and welcome on my blog!


Friday 16th of January 2015

Miss Diane- I hope you get the chance to try it. Thanks for stopping by.



Monday 23rd of December 2013

How many does this serve?


Friday 10th of January 2014

Leslie, this served 2 with a little bit leftover for 1 lunch the next day. - Jamie

Van N.

Friday 21st of September 2012

I must say, this is one of the best homemade beef and broccoli!! I make this almost once a week for my family. I tried it with chicken and it's not the same though. But we love this recipe...thanks!!!

Lauren T

Monday 29th of March 2010

Made this for dinner because I had broccoli from the farmers market. I also used chicken and it was yummy!! Thanks for this easy recipe!


Monday 29th of March 2010

This looks delish! Can you replace the oyster sauce with something else and still get a similar flavour (I can't use it due to an allergy in the family)

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