Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

This is the best Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is an easy dinner that tastes like you ordered take out! And this recipe is done in under 30 minutes. Heck, under 20!  

It’s only 150 calories per serving. Serve it over rice or over cauliflower rice if you’re watching your carbs.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry - an easy dinner that tastes like take out!

Hey guys! I know it’s been a minute. I was enjoying Christmas break with my family and taking a much needed break.

I have had kids home all day, every day which I love. I decided a long time ago that my kids come first and when I’m with them I want to be present.

I only work on my blog at night when they’re asleep. Literally every night from 8-12pm.

So as you can imagine, in December when I have a ton of projects going on the nights get later and later. I don’t think I went to bed before 1 Am the entire month of December.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry - an easy dinner that tastes like take out!

I’m so happy to be back in the kitchen. The creative process is so good for my soul. So is the beach. Which I hit a couple of times during break.

You may have noticed that they aren’t that many Asian recipes on my blog. Not on purpose.

We just don’t have any good Asian food by us and my kids are pretty new to the whole idea.

My kids love this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. I would definitely say broccoli is the one vegetable that all my kids don’t complain about.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry - an easy dinner that tastes like take out!

The sauce is a little sweet, a little savory. You can add red pepper if you like it spicy.

The one thing that can ruin Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is when you have chewy meat. So make you you have a high quality meat and you’re good to go!

Beef Coating:
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch divided
  • 2 tablespoons water divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lb boneless round steak (cut into thin 3-inch strips)
Stir Fry:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion cut into wedges, or diced
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • hot cooked rice
  1. For Beef Coating: In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.

  2. Add the beef and toss well to coat. Set aside.

  3. In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; Remove from pan.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the sesame oil here too if you're using it. Add the broccoli and onion to the pan and stir fry for 4-5 minutes or until broccoli is done to desired tenderness.

  5. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and remaining 1/2 cup of water until smooth; add the sauce and beef to the pan (and add red pepper flakes if desired).

  6. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

    Serve over hot rice. Add additional soy sauce on top of servings if desired.

Recipe Notes

Sesame oil adds that authentic flavor but is not required.

Source: Genius Kitchen

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry - an easy dinner that tastes like take out!

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  1. We love beef and broccoli stir fry at our house too. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. hey girl- this looks amazing!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious–can’t wait to try it! You say it’s 150 calories per serving, but how many servings are you figuring? Sorry if it already says that somewhere, but I couldn’t find it. Thanks!

  4. Just got the time to try out this recipe, it was incredibly delicious!
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Delicious and healthy.

  6. Is the corn starch total 3T? 2 for the beef and 1 for the sauce?