This is the best Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is an easy beef dinner that tastes like you ordered take out! And this healthy 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

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

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

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 tender Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. I would definitely say broccoli is the one vegetable that all my kids don’t complain about. Stir fry recipes are a great way to incorporate your favorite vegetables.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

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 any beef and broccoli stir fry recipe is when you have chewy meat. So make you you have a high quality meat and you’re good to go!


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

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

4.28 from 11 votes
This delicious Beef Broccoli Stir Fry is an easy beef dinner that tastes like you ordered take out! And this recipe is done in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


Beef Coating:

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lb boneless round steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips, (flank steak or sirloin steak can be used as well)

Stir Fry:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges, or diced
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce, (if gluten-free use aminos or gluten-free brand)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger, (fresh ginger can be used as well)
  • red pepper flakes, (optional)
  • hot cooked rice


  • For Beef Coating: In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
  • Add the beef and toss well to coat. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; Remove beef mixture from the pan.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and remaining 1 tablespoon 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).
  • Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
    Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Add additional soy sauce on top of servings if you want. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.


Sesame oil adds that authentic flavor but is not required.
Source: Genius Kitchen
Serving: 1g, Calories: 212kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 498mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 378IU, Vitamin C: 55mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2mg
Cuisine: Asian
Course: Main Course
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