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Beef and Broccoli

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x


This classic Chinese beef and broccoli recipe is quick and easy to make homemade, and tastes even better than the restaurant version!



Beef and Broccoli Ingredients:

  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into 1/4-inch-thick bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 34 cups chopped broccoli florets (about 1 medium head of broccoli)
  • 1 batch of sauce (see below)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • optional garnishes: toasted sesame seeds and/or thinly-sliced green onions

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • optional: 1-3 teaspoons sriracha, to taste


To Make The Beef and Broccoli:

  1. Add the steak to a large bowl, along with the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.  Stir to combine, then let the steak marinate for at least 10 minutes (or up to 1 hour).
  2. Meanwhile, fill a large stockpot halfway full of water, and bring it to a boil.  Stir the broccoli florets into the water, and cook for 30-45 seconds.  Drain (or transfer the broccoli to a strainer), and set aside.
  3. Prepare the sauce (see instructions below).
  4. Once the steak has finished marinating, add the peanut oil to a large saute pan or wok over medium-high heat.  Add the steak and garlic, and saute — stirring occasionally — until the steak is cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.  Add the sauce and broccoli, and toss to combine.  Continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes, or until the sauce comes to a simmer and thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately, topped with optional garnishes if desired.

To Make The Sauce:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined.