Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Need dinner on the table in no time flat and on a budget? Then this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is for you!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry from Weelicious

Even though our family doesn't eat much red meat, somehow I’ve got a little carnivore on my hands. Scary as it sounds, Chloe could probably down a pound of beef in one sitting. Well, let’s just say she could put away a lot of meat for any adult, let alone a 3-year old.

The last time my in-laws came over for dinner they brought along some huge, gorgeous grass fed steaks for us to grill. I love to make a lot of different dishes when they come over and although our table was also spread with tons of grilled vegetables, salad, salmon and potatoes, all Chloe kept yelling throughout the whole meal was, "more steak"!

Since I have this little girl who obviously just loves herself some red meat, I'm trying to base more recipes on it. This one pairs two of Chloe’s favorites, broccoli and beef. It’s a great last minute weeknight meal because chances are you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry and there's next to no preparation. Just marinade the beef anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight and then 10 minutes or so before you’re ready to eat, grab your wok and you can have this delectable, Chloe-approved, Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry on the table.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry from Weelicious

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Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry (4)

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 8 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (i like to use toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 pound boneless sirloin, tri tip, flank or skirt steak – sliced into 2 x 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 package (14 ounces) frozen or fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil


1. Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic and ginger.

2. Place the beef in a Ziploc bag (or glass bowl), pouring in half of the sauce mixture to coat the beef. Marinate for either 20 minutes on the counter or covered overnight in the fridge.

3. Whisk the cornstarch and water together and add to the remaining sauce mixture.

4. Heat a wok or large sauté pan over high heat, add 2 teaspoons oil and add the beef. Cook for 4 minutes and remove beef to a clean bowl.

5. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan and cook the broccoli for 2 minutes.

6. Add the beef back into the pan. Make a well in the center and pour in the sauce. Cook until the sauce is thick and everything is heated through, about 2 minutes.

7. Serve over brown rice.

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  • 773450

    What does \" make a well\" mean?

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    • Catherine

      It means to push the ingredients out of the way so that you're pouring the sauce onto the pan itself instead of directly on top of everything in the pan! :)

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  • Elizabeth

    Can I replace steak with chicken? Do I need to adjust the recipe at all?

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    • Catherine

      Hmm I think chicken would probably work! Slice it thin just like you would the steak. It will cook faster. So remove it from the pan once it is cooked through, probably 2-3 minutes! Let me know how it comes out!

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    • Christina

      I'm Chinese, so stir fries are a staple. But I like your ratios of sauce, so I make this with chicken all the time for my toddler, and it turns out great! But it does cook faster if you cut the chicken up into small pieces - 2-3 minutes cook time is exactly the amount of time I use as well.

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  • Annie

    this looks delicious . . . where do you get the little chopstick people?

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  • Addie

    I just made it and it was DELICIOUS!! Very easy to make too.. Thank you

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    • Lali

      At present,butterballs are esaily seen everywhere,especially in schools.Many reasons,including less physical excercise,unhealthy dietary habit and irregularwork & rest often result in their over weight.

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  • Sammyleenoble

    We had this last night. It was amazing!

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  • Lglmaxwell

    This is a fast and easy recipe to make for dinner. I steamed the broccoli for a few minutes before putting it in the pan because we like our broccoli more on the soft side rather than the crunchy side. Turned out wonderful!

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    • Lisa

      I steamed the broccoli separately as well. My daughter does not like the hard stems if not! I also cubed the meat into small pieces then slow cooked it by itself for three hours. Turned out perfect for my family!

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  • Cheryl

    I was looking for something to make for kiddos tonight using the thin pork chops and I am going to try this recipe.

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  • Mickey

    Looks delicious. Looking forward to more recipes.

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  • Jennifer

    This was great! Five year old, two year old and husband all happy!

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