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The Easiest Beef and Broccoli

This recipe is 4 SmartPoints per serving, about 1 1/4 cups. *If you include rice, it will add to the SmartPoints value.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Beef and Broccoli
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Kristyn


  • 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. Then 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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