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Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Author: Rita
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stir-Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian


Beef and broccoli combined in a delicious Asian-inspired sauce and garnished with sesame seeds on top. This recipe is easy to make and is ready in just 15 minutes!



Stir Fry Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 9 oz broccoli, cut into small florets (250 g)
  • 1 lb flank steak, thinly sliced (450 g)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds to garnish (optional)
  • salt to taste

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Next, prepare the beef, season it with salt, cut the broccoli into florets, and set them aside.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
  4. When hot,  add the broccoli florets and cook until crisp and tender. Then, remove from the pan to a plate.
  5. Then, add a little more olive oil and the beef strips and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Next, reduce the heat to low and add the sauce mixture. Mix everything together until the sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Next, add the broccoli florets back to the pan and mix to combine everything.
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds on top, and serve with white basmati rice!


Use a large pan: If you use a too small pan, it will be challenging to toss all the ingredients together, and your vegetables and meat will cook slower than if you were stir-frying them on a larger one.

Store leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Tenderize beef strips: You can make your beef strips more tender before starting with this recipe by adding a bit of baking soda, mixing, waiting for 30 minutes, rinsing with water, and continuing with your stir fry recipe.

Keywords: beef and broccoli stir fry