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Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

This beef and broccoli recipe will become your go-to for busy weeknights. Prep work on this dish is a snap; you can even get some help from the market by purchasing pre-sliced beef and mushrooms.

 

Serve the beef and broccoli over white rice or noodles for a delicious and filling meal that will have your family asking for it again and again. If you need more easy and delicious weeknight dinners, try this sausage and potatoes skillet or this amazing shrimp lo mein. Enjoy!

 

It’s best to have all the components of the dish ready before you start cooking. Things move quickly with a stir fry, and having everything ready to go ensures nothing burns or overcooks. If you’re serving the beef and broccoli with rice or noodles, start them first so they’re ready to go when needed.

 

Beef and Broccoli Prep, sliced beef, mushrooms, broccoli and Asian sauce displayed on a cutting board prior to cooking

 

To make this easy beef and broccoli recipe, you will need

 

¼ cup Water

1 tablespoon Corn Starch

¼ cup Soy Sauce, reduced sodium

2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

1 tablespoon Brown Sugar

2 Garlic Cloves, grated or finely minced

1 teaspoon Ginger Powder

2 tablespoons Canola Oil

1 pound Top Sirloin Beef, cut into strips

¼ teaspoon Salt

8 ounces White Button Mushrooms, sliced

10-12 ounces Bag Frozen Broccoli

 

Prep Work

 

The sauce is what makes this beef and broccoli dish special. Make the sauce first so the flavors really have a chance to blend together. Just remember to give it a quick stir every now and then. And definitely stir well before adding it to the skillet.

 

Make the sauce

 

Add the water and cornstarch to a jar or a bowl; stir using a fork or small whisk. The cornstarch has a tendency to sink to the bottom, so make sure you get in there and stir well.

 

Next, add in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Again, stir vigorously with a fork or whisk. That’s it; the sauce is done, easy! Just make sure to stir it again before adding it in, the cornstarch will settle on bottom.

 

Prepare the steak

 

Slice the steak into thin strips; sprinkle with just a little bit of salt.

 

Use very little salt in this recipe. You can always add more at the end, if it’s needed. The soy sauce and hoisin sauce both contain a good amount of salt already. It’s possible to overdo it.

 

Slice the mushrooms

 

Clean the mushrooms by wiping them with a damp cloth or paper towel. Or, quickly run them under cold water. Then wipe them with a dry cloth or paper towel. Don’t soak them in water though.

 

Slice the mushrooms, but not too thin. We want nice hearty pieces of mushrooms in this dish. Plus if they’re too thin, they’ll tear with all the stirring.

 

Prepare the broccoli

 

Cook the broccoli to package directions, but use only half the time. You basically just want to defrost it. The broccoli will cook completely in the stir fry. Use the microwave or stovetop method; just make sure you drain all of water out before using.

 

Make the beef and broccoli

 

Heat the canola oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. When the oil is very hot, add the beef. Cook the beef for 2-3 minutes. Stir a few times to brown on all sides.

 

Lower the heat to medium, add the mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

Add the broccoli and the prepared sauce to the skillet; stir to combine and coat everything with the sauce. When the sauce is simmering, lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

Beef and Broccoli in a Skillet

 

Serve the beef and broccoli over white rice or noodles and enjoy!

 

Beef and Broccoli served over white rice in a white bowl

 

Beef and Broccoli

This beef and broccoli recipe will become your go-to for busy weeknights. Prep work on this dish is a snap; you can even get some help from the market by purchasing pre-sliced beef and mushrooms.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: beef, broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce reduced sodium
  • 2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves grated or finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 pound Top Sirloin Beef cut into strips
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 8 ounces White Button Mushrooms sliced
  • 10-12 ounces Bag Frozen Broccoli

Instructions

  • Add the water and cornstarch to a jar or a bowl; stir using a fork or small whisk.
  • Add in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Stir vigorously with a fork or whisk. Stir the sauce again right before adding it to the skillet.
  • Cook the broccoli to package directions, but use only half the time. You basically just want to defrost it.
  • Drain all of water from the broccoli before using.
  • Heat the canola oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. When the oil is very hot, add the beef. Cook the beef for 2-3 minutes. Stir a few times to brown on all sides.
  • Lower the heat to medium, add the mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the broccoli and the prepared sauce to the skillet; stir to combine and coat everything with the sauce.
  • When the sauce is simmering, lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve immediately over white rice or noodles.

Notes

It’s best to have all the components of the dish ready before you start cooking. Things move quickly with a stir fry, and having everything ready to go ensures nothing burns or overcooks. If you’re serving the beef and broccoli with rice or noodles, start them first so they're ready to go when needed.
 
Use very little salt in this recipe. You can always add more at the end, if it’s needed. The soy sauce and hoisin sauce both contain a good amount of salt already. It’s possible to overdo it.
 
Slice the mushrooms, but not too thin. We want nice hearty pieces of mushrooms in this dish. Plus if they’re too thin, they’ll tear with all the stirring. 

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8.8% | Vitamin C: 78.6% | Calcium: 6.6% | Iron: 17.4%
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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