Beef with Broccoli

Remember a few weeks ago when I made chinese take out at home? Delicious baby bok choi and mushroom in a not so chinese beer sauce. Yum.

Here is my most recent foray into chinese cooking.

Easy quick homemade beef with broccoli

When I was working I had a weakness for Panda Express. There was one within walking distance of my desk. Plus I always ordered steamed veggies instead of rice or noodles so I had a delicious almost all veggie lunch for cheap.

Come on. Everyone has that one fast food (or fast foodish) restaurant that you have a weakness for you would rather not admit right? Right? Don’t leave me hanging here.

Thankfully a slim budget isn’t allowing for eating out so I am learning to recreate these dishes at home.

Easy quick homemade beef with broccoli

I have been craving beef with broccoli for some time now but for some reason I have put it off. It was incredibly easy to throw together even if it did dirty an inordinate number of dishes. Like 30. Or maybe fewer but it felt like 30.

This recipe made a huge batch and I was hoping for leftovers. No dice. Even Little, who normally turns his nose up at everything, inhaled a huge bowl full.

So we were left with a kitchen full of dirty dishes and no leftovers. Thankfully our bellies were full of delicious homemade not too bad for you food.

Easy quick homemade beef with broccoli

Ps. The one year anniversary party is swiftly approaching. May 18th from 10am-1pm I will be hosting a light brunch here at my house for anyone brave enough to admit they read this blog. I’m taking requests of favorite recipes. If you need the address leave a comment and I will email it to you!

Beef with Broccoli (serves 4 and a Little)
Adapted from

3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1/2 cup water, plus
2 tablespoons water, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 lb boneless round steak cut into thin 3-inch strips (grass fed pasture raise happy please)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 bunches of broccoli cut into florets steamed in the microwave for 3 minutes
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
hot cooked brown rice

In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth. Add beef and toss. In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm. Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes. Return beef to pan. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Serve over rice.

Easy quick homemade beef with broccoli

37 thoughts on “Beef with Broccoli”

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you! Ps. Your blog is beautiful and oh so yummy!

  1. Absolutely yummers! Perfect amount of seasonings, not to mention, the ingredients were so easily obtained at one store. I’ve tried other recipes but this one is by far my favorite! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. This is very good, cooked it today. I would use less soy sauce to reduce the sodium taste. I will make this again.

  3. Made this for dinner tonight. It was fantastic! It will definitely be going into the weeknight dinner rotation. Great instructions, very easy to follow.

  4. Made this tonight with ground beef instead of the flank steak because that’s what I had and it’s cheaper. The kids loved it and it’s definitely going to be in my meal rotation.

  5. Found on Pinterest today and made for dinner tonight!!! Family LOVED!! Easy, quick, low-fat! What a perfect evening combo! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. I made this and it taste amazing and my kids and husband loved it thank you so much for sharing this with my family and I it will become a Thursday night special.

  7. Any idea on the nutrition facts of this recipe? Looks so good I can’t it’s a healthy version! Yum! Will definitely be attempting to make this, regardless of the Facts. lol

  8. I made this tonight and it was wonderful! I’ve made Beef with Broccoli several times before and it just never turns out right but THIS recipe actually works! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  9. *****We just had this for Sunday lunch; it is the best beef broccoli that I’ve fixed. Loaded with lots of flavor and easy.

  10. Hi.
    I found this on pinterest.
    made it yesterday with pork cheeks instead. fresh ginger and fresh garlic. beyond good!!!!
    cheeks are very tender, because the meat is being “messaged” every time the animal chews.
    if its okay with you, I will use one of your pictures of the dish on my instagram @frkanneruge ?
    greetings from Copenhagen, Denmark.

  11. I tried this with deer meat since it has less fat and that’s all we had and it was incredible!!! I was afraid that 1/3 cup soy sauce would make it very salty, but it wasn’t at all. I just finished it and want more so bad, but am on a strict diet. I have to hide it in my fridge for tonight and tomorrow. Thank you so much for the recipe! 🙂

  12. It tasted amazing! a little bit salty for me, but nothing tha i could not fix. Thank you for this recipe!

  13. Made this a couple of weeks ago to take for lunches for my boyfriend and I. So easy, so delicious. Just asked him what he would like for dinner and this was his request! It was great heated up, I’m excited to eat it fresh!

  14. Made this tonight. Very good. I like that the sause wasn’t to rich. I use a flat iron steak. Meat was so tender. Will make this again.

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