Beef with Broccoli

photo of two bowls of Beef with Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli is a popular Chinese stir-fry dish that is fairly simple to make in your own home. Unlike orange chicken, I actually grew up eating beef with broccoli and make it at least a few times a month.
close-up photo of a bowl of Beef with Broccoli
There are not many ingredients involved, but a key one is oyster sauce. The sauce adds a savory umami flavor to the dish.
close-up photo of beef with broccoli
I always enjoy how tender the beef slices are in Beef with Broccoli, especially the restaurant versions. There’s a few tricks to make your beef extra melty. You’ll want to use a good cut of beef, like flank steak. Make sure to slice against the grain. And before you cook it, you marinate the meat in some corn starch.
photo of how the beef should be sliced

photo of the beef in a bowl with cornstarch

photo of beef coated in cornstarch

The dish takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish including prepping, slicing and cutting. I usually make a lot so that there are plenty of leftovers for the next day or so.

close-up photo of beef with broccoli

Beef with Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2

Beef with Broccoli is a popular Chinese stir-fry dish that is fairly simple to make in your own home. There are not many ingredients involved, but a key one is oyster sauce. The sauce adds a savory umami flavor to the dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb broccoli crowns cut into florets
  • 1/2 lb flank steak thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce or more as needed
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Toss meat in cornstarch and rice wine until all the beef is coated in cornstarch. Turn stove to medium-high and pour about 1 tbsp of vegetable oil into wok/pan and coat bottom. Add in chopped garlic. Once the aroma of the garlic comes out, add in broccoli. Cook broccoli until about 3/4 done and then remove from pan.

  2. Add beef to empty wok and cook until about 3/4 done. Add in oyster sauce. Dissolve 1/2 tbsp cornstarch into about 1-2 tbsp of water and add to pan until sauce thickens and beef is finished cooking. Add broccoli back in and stir and toss until broccoli is fully cooked and coated in sauce. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts
Beef with Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.4g21%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.1g
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 873.8mg38%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 6.1g25%
Sugar 3.9g4%
Protein 31.2g62%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 278.9mg338%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 3.4mg19%
Net Carbs 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

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