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Stir-fried beef and broccoli

Easy one of my favorite dishes of all time. This easy beef stir fry is quick and delicious.  I prefer my broccoli to be crisp-tender.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Cuisine: Asian Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 305.62kcal
Author: Tay M.


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 5 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 lb flank steak beef
  • 1 med bunch broccoli 1 to 1¼ lbs
  • ¾ cup water plus 1 tbsp
  • tsp fresh ginger peeled, grated
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, 1 teaspoon oil, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, and honey.
  • Cut Flank steak lengthwise in half. With knife held in slanting position, almost parallel to the cutting surface, cut each half of steak crosswise into ⅛-inch thick slices. Add meat to soy mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Cut broccoli into small florets. With a vegetable peeler; peel broccoli stems; cut into ⅛-inch thick slices.
  • In a nonstick 12-inch skillet or wok, heat 1teaspoon oil over high heat. Add broccoli florets and stems and cook, stirring frequently (stir-frying), 1 minute. Add ¼cup water. Cover and cook 2 minutes; remove cover and cookie, stir-frying, until water has evaporated, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to large bowl; keep warm. Wipe skillet with paper towels.
  • In a skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over high heat until very hot. Add half of the beef and stir-fry until browned, about 3minutes, transferring meat as it is browned to bowl with broccoli. Repeat with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining beef.
  • In a small bowl, blend the remaining 1teaspoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water until smooth; set aside. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a skillet over high heat until hot. Add ginger, garlic, and crushed red pepper; cook 30seconds. Stir in remaining ⅓ cup water and oyster sauce; heat to boiling. Stir in cornstarch mixture. Stir-fry until sauce has thickened and boils. Stir beef and broccoli into sauce in pan; heat through. Transfer to warm platter.


Can marinate the beef up to 10 hours, if that fits your schedule better
Variation: Beef with Snow Peas and Carrots
Prepare as directed but omit broccoli. Stir-fry 8 ounces snow peas and 8 ounces carrots, sliced in ½ teaspoon oil.
Variation: You can use white or dark meat chicken instead of beef


Serving: 0g | Calories: 305.62kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.52g | Protein: 28.51g | Fat: 15.79g | Saturated Fat: 4.35g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 77.11mg | Sodium: 791.01mg | Fiber: 3.46g | Sugar: 3.68g | Vitamin A: 4.41IU | Vitamin C: 126.76mg | Calcium: 9.91mg | Iron: 15.87mg
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