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Beef and Broccoli has tender pieces of flank steak combined with broccoli in a delicious, savory sauce. Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is so much better made at home with fresh ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. This is a one pan meal the whole fam loves. 

Looking for other simple meals like Beef and Broccoli? Check out my recipes for Easy Chicken Stir Fry, London Broil Sheet Pan Dinner or Pineapple Chicken Curry

pan of broccoli beef stir fry

If you have never tried to make a stir fry at home before, let this Beef and Broccoli be the recipe you start with. It is so simple and perfect for any cooking skill level. This recipe also feeds up to six people, so you can make it for the whole fam or just for a few people and have leftovers for lunch the next day! The leftovers are amazing too!!

thinly sliced flank steak

How to make Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

To make this beef and broccoli stir fry, start by slicing a flank steak into thin, 1-1.5 inch long pieces. The pieces should be pretty thin, this helps them cook quickly. When slicing the steak, slice against the grain so that the steak will be nice and tender when you are eating it.

Chop up 2 broccoli florets into small, bite sized pieces by slicing off the stem and then using a sharp knife to cut the heads into smaller pieces. This can even be done by hand by pulling the broccoli off into small pieces.

sliced beef, broccoli, stir fry sauce, green onions and cornstarch

Slice 3 green onions starting from the bottom. Separate the green part from the white stem of the onion. The white parts of the onion will be used in this first cooking portion of the recipe. 

Heat a large (12 inch) skillet over medium high heat. Pour in 2 tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil (or any oil you prefer to cook with.

While the pan is heating toss the sliced flank steak pieces with the cornstarch until they are all coated. Add the steak to the pan and cook and stir for 2-3 minutes, just until brown. It will not be fully cooked through at this point. 

Add in the sliced green onions and broccoli. Continue to cook and stir an additional 5-10 minutes, until the steak is cooked through and the broccoli has become tender. 

sliced steak and broccoli in a large pan

The broccoli should still have a little crunch to it, so don’t worry if it is not completely soft. 

Combine the ingredients for the stir fry sauce and pour over the cooked beef and broccoli. Bring the sauce up to a simmer and stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes, until the sauce has began to thicken. The corn starch that is on the beef will help to thicken the sauce. 

cooked broccoli beef in a pan next to a bowl of white rice

Sprinkle the green portions of the sliced green onions over the top of the cooked beef and broccoli, add sesame seeds if desired. Serve immediately over cooked rice or even rice noodles. There will be extra sauce for drizzling over the rice! 

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Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli Stir fry is tender pieces of flank steak mixed with broccoli all smothered in a delicious, simple sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Beef, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: 30 Minute Meal, Beef Recipes
Keyword: Beef and Broccoli
Servings: 6
Calories: 258kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 pounds flank steak, sliced thin into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan over medium high heat. Add the oil to the pan.
  • Combine the corn starch and the sliced beef until all covered
  • Add the beef to the pan and cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Add the broccoli and the white part of the sliced green onion to the pan. Continue to cook and stir for up to 5 minutes until the broccoli just begins to soften.
  • Combine the ingredients for the stir fry sauce and pour over the broccoli and beef. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook and stir for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle the remaining green onion and sesame seeds over the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg
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Beef and Broccoli has tender pieces of flank steak combined with broccoli in a delicious, savory sauce. Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is so much better made at home with fresh ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. This is a one pan meal the whole fam loves. 

big pan of broccoli beef

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