Air Fryer Beef and Broccoli: A Delicious Take-Out Fake-Out Meal

Are you tired of ordering take-out for dinner? Why not try making your own fake-out take-out meal at home? This Air Fryer beef and broccoli recipe is the perfect solution! With tender marinated beef and perfectly cooked broccoli, served over fluffy white rice, this simple Asian-inspired dish is sure to satisfy your cravings.

What is an air fryer?

An air fryer is like a tabletop convection oven that mimics the outcome of deep frying without the use of oil. It uses hot air, circulated by a fan, to quickly and crisply cook up your food. There are two common types of air fryers: the basket style and the convection/toaster oven style. While both have their advantages, I personally prefer the basket style for its compact size and efficiency.

Choosing the Best Air Fryer

When it comes to buying an air fryer, I recommend opting for the basket-style version. It takes up less space and is perfect for families of any size. Consider the amount of food you’ll be cooking and select a style that suits your needs. For example, my large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings or 2-4 servings of French fries, making it ideal for my household.

How to Make Air Fryer Beef and Broccoli

Making this dish is incredibly simple, and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand already. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Thinly sliced strip steak or flank steak
  • Garlic for a flavorful kick
  • Ginger, adding a touch of heat and sweetness
  • Sriracha for a spicy twist
  • Soy Sauce, packed with umami flavor (I suggest using low sodium)
  • Water to dilute the marinade
  • Toasted sesame oil for a rich nutty taste
  • Broccoli, a crunchy green vegetable that pairs perfectly with the marinated beef
  • Cornstarch to thicken the sauce
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Start by preparing a simple marinade and coat the beef with it. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. Then, cook the marinated beef in the air fryer and add the broccoli. Toss everything in the thickened sauce for an explosion of flavors. You can serve this dish over rice or enjoy it on its own.

Leftover Storage

If you have any leftovers, make sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 3 days. When reheating, you can use the microwave or stovetop.

Love This Air Fryer Beef and Broccoli?

If you enjoy this recipe, why not try a few of my other delicious fake-out take-out recipes? Here are a few suggestions:

So, leave those take-out menus behind and get ready to cook up your own amazing meals with this delectable Air Fryer beef and broccoli recipe. Enjoy the flavors of a restaurant-quality dish, all from the comfort of your own kitchen!