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The Easiest Beef and Broccoli

When you have that Chinese food craving, try this easy beef and broccoli recipe instead.  It's so easy to make and tastes even better than your typical Chinese takeout.  The sirloin steak cooks perfectly and is tender.  
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Beef and Broccoli, beef stir fry, broccoli beef, broccoli beef stir fry, stir fry beef and broccoli
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 lb sirloin steak sliced into small chunks
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth divided
  • 5 cups uncooked broccoli florets
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce


  • Heat a large non-stick wok to medium heat. Place just enough olive oil to cook the meat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the 1 1/2 T cornstarch and the salt. Mix in the beef and coat all pieces.  
  • Cook the beef until it is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Once cooked, remove the beef from the pan.
  • Add 1/2 cup chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add the broccoli florets and cover. Cook and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and add in the ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Bring the heat to a simmer and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes more.
  • In a small bowl, stir in the remaining cornstarch, soy sauce, water and chicken broth. Add the mixture to the simmering food.  
  • Add the beef back into the pan and cook until heated through.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
The Easiest Beef and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.3g20%
Saturated Fat 5.2g33%
Cholesterol 68.1mg23%
Carbohydrates 13.1g4%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 22.7g45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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