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Beef and Broccoli

Quick and easy Beef and Broccoli is take out at home! So much flavor and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Option Freezing Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 468kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flank steak cut into very thinly sliced into bite sized strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil, divided
  • 6 c. broccoli florets about 1 lb
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds optional, garnish
  • Prepared White Rice for serving optional

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated and loosely packed
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ c. hot water
  • 6 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

  • Start by placing the steak in a freezer for 30 minutes. Cold steak slices are easier to thinly cut. Then prepare the white rice if you want to serve it with your stir fry.
  • In a small bowl combine all the stir fry ingredients, whisk until sugar is dissolved, set aside.
  • Remove beef from the freezer and slice thinly into bite sized pieces.
  • Place 1 Tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli florets and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring or tossing several times until the broccoli is bright green and crisp tender. Remove broccoli from the pan and set aside.
  • Increase the heat to high and add the remaining 1 Tbsp oil to the pan. Add beef in a single layer and saute 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through.
  • Add the sauce to the skillet, reduce heat to low and simmer 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Then add reserved broccoli and toss to combine.
  • Serve over whtie rice and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

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Notes

*Nutrition calculated without rice for serving
What kind of beef is best for beef and broccoli?
A tender cut that cooks fast is best. I like flank steak because you can slice it very thin and it cooks fast. You can also use skirt steak, sirloin, ribeye, or tenderloin.
Can you use frozen broccoli?
You can, but it won’t be as good. Fresh broccoli cooks quickly and stays crisp-tender. Frozen broccoli has a tendency to turn a little soft and mushy.
Can you make it ahead?
Yes, you can make it ahead. It keeps well in the refrigerator for three to four days and can be reheated in the microwave.
How do you make spicy beef and broccoli?
You can add some red pepper flakes to the sauce before you cook it. Or, you can add some sriracha.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 982mg | Potassium: 1582mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2213IU | Vitamin C: 317mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 5mg