Easy Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Are you craving a delicious Chinese restaurant-style dish without leaving the comfort of your home? Look no further than this recipe for Beef and Broccoli. With tender strips of steak and crisp broccoli florets in a rich brown sauce, it’s a weeknight favorite that can be whipped up in just 40 minutes.

Beef and broccoli over rice

What You’ll Need

To make this mouthwatering dish, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound flat iron steak, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • Steamed rice, for serving

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Start by marinating the thinly sliced steak in 1 tablespoon each of soy sauce and Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry). Set it aside while you prepare the other ingredients.

Beef marinating in bowl

  1. Chop the scallions, garlic, and ginger. It’s important to have everything ready before you start cooking, as this dish comes together quickly.

Scallions, garlic, and ginger in bowl

  1. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, cornstarch, Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry), oyster sauce, chicken broth, sugar, and sesame oil. Stir until the cornstarch is dissolved and set aside.

Remaining soy sauce, cornstarch, Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry), oyster sauce, chicken broth, sugar, and sesame oil in bowl

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large sauté pan or wok over high heat until smoking. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Then, add water, cover the pan with a lid, and steam the broccoli until tender-crisp, approximately 2 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a paper towel-lined plate.
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Broccoli in pan

  1. Wipe any excess water from the pan and increase the heat to high. Add another tablespoon of vegetable oil and half of the marinated beef. Cook the beef without moving it until well seared, about 1-1/2 minutes. Continue cooking while stirring until the beef is lightly cooked but still pink in spots, approximately 30 seconds. Transfer the beef to a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil and beef.

Cooking beef in pan

  1. Add the garlic, ginger, and scallion whites to the pan. Cook and stir constantly for about 30 seconds. Return the reserved beef and broccoli to the pan, along with the reserved sauce and scallion greens.

Beef, broccoli, and sauce in pan

  1. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, tossing and stirring constantly until the sauce is slightly thickened, approximately 45 seconds.

  2. Serve the Beef and Broccoli over steamed rice and enjoy!

Beef with broccoli


Now you can satisfy your craving for Beef and Broccoli in the comfort of your own kitchen. This recipe uses flat iron steak, which doesn’t require any tenderizing or marinating, making it a quick and easy option. With step-by-step instructions, you’ll have this flavorful dish on the table in no time. For more delicious recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.