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A blue bowl of beef and broccoli stir-fry.

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian/ Chinese
Keyword: beef, broccoli, Stir Fry, Wok
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 298kcal
This beef and broccoli is the perfect mixture of a Chinese classic, with a twist of Thai hints. Make with Jasmine rice!
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  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 heaping tsp brown sugar
  • 1 lb sirloin steak sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil for stir-frying, plus a little more for garnish
  • 1 cup shallots chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 head broccoli roughly chopped


  • 2 tbsp fish sauce* substitute: water
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp dry Sherry
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce*
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chili sauce*
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds*
  • *Find in the Asian section of you supermarket or at an Asian market


  • Combine together in a cup the soy sauce and sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Pour this mixture over the strips of beef and mix well.
  • Set aside to marinate as you prepare the rest of this fab dish.


  • Place the fish sauce (or water) in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the cornstarch, stirring to dissolve.
  • Now, add all the other stir-fry sauce ingredients. Mix well.


  • Warm your wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the oil.
  • When shimmering, add the shallots and ginger and stir-fry for 1 to minutes, until soft.
  • Now, add the beef with the soy sauce marinade.
  • Stir-fry for 5 minutes, or until beef is lightly cooked and just no longer pinc.
  • Add the stir-fry sauce.
  • Add the broccoli plus 1/4 cup of water.
  • Stir-fry until the broccoli is bright, and softened (about 5 minutes), the sauce will slightly thicken.
  • Remove from heat. Taste. Adjust seasonings.
  • Drizzle sesame oil over and serve immediately with Thai Jasmine rice.


If you prefer very soft broccoli, you can steam the chopped broccoli first, before adding to the wok.  Alternatively, boil the chopped broccoli for about 3 to 5 minutes ahead of time. 


Calories: 298kcal