Take-out classic in the comfort of your own home! This beef and broccoli stir-fry is a comforting, filling dinner that the whole family can enjoy!

Beef and broccoli stir-fry served over white rice in a black plate.

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Beef and broccoli stir-fry has become a staple in my home and the whole family loves it. I love using either sirloin or flank steak in stir-fry recipes so that the meat is as tender as possible for my little ones. I recently tested out butcher box’s meat and I don’t think I can ever go back to regular grocery store beef again.

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Sautéed beef strips served with broccoli and white rice

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make this beef and broccoli stir-fry:

Ingredients to make beef and broccoli stir-fry. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Beef: I used Butcher Box sirloin tips, but if you can’t access sirloin tips, try to use a tender cut so that the beef isn’t chewy and tough.
  • Broccoli: Nutrient-dense vegetable for an added crunch.
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce: Main base for the sauce. Be sure to use the low sodium variety.
  • Oyster Sauce: For added flavor. This can be made without oyster sauce, but I find that it adds so much flavor and makes the dish taste more authentic.
  • Garlic: For added flavor.
  • Cornstarch: Used to thicken the sauce and to marinate the beef.
  • Baking Soda: Used to help tenderize the beef. Baking soda helps to break down the fibers in any cut of beef, making it more tender when cooked.
  • Black Pepper: For a little added spice and flavor.
  • Brown Sugar: For added flavor. This can be made without oyster sauce, but I find that it adds so much flavor and makes the dish taste more authentic.
  • Oil: To cook the beef

PROCESS

  1. Slice the beef against the grain into thin strips. Place it into a bowl add in the soy sauce, cornstarch, black pepper, and baking soda. Mix all of the ingredients together well and set aside to marinate.
  2. Add the broccoli to a pot of boiling water and boil for exactly 2 minutes. Drain and set aside. The broccoli may still seem hard, but it will soften further as it cooks in the sauce.
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a pan on medium, high heat then add in the beef.  Use a spoon to separate the pieces so that they do not overlap. Cook the beef for a couple of minutes per side and remove it from the pan.
  4. Mix together the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set it aside.
  5. Add a little more oil to the pan and add reduce the heat to medium. Add in the minced garlic and move it around the pan to cook until it slightly browns. 
  6. Pour in the sauce and stir until it begins to thicken. 
  7. Add in the broccoli and the beef and stir until everything is fully coated.
  8. Serve over white rice!
Steps to make beef and broccoli stir-fry. See recipe card for detailed process instructions.

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Beef: You may substitute sirloin tips in this recipe for another cut of beef. Be sure to use a cut of beef that is tender so that it is not chewy and tough when cooked.
  • Soy sauce: You may substitute the soy sauce with coconut aminos for a lower sodium option.
  • Oyster sauce: You may substitute the oyster sauce with equal parts soy sauce, but this will change the overall taste of the stir-fry. I love using oyster sauce because it makes the dish taste more authentic. I usually purchase the Lee Kum Kee Panda brand oyster sauce.
  • Cornstarch: Used as a thickener and may be replaced with all-purpose flour.
Sautéed beef served with broccoli and rice

RECIPE NOTES

  • This recipe is not specifically a baby recipe, but a family recipe that I like to accommodate for my baby. Once I cook the beef, I set aside a few pieces for my son before adding the sauce mixture to the pan. Occasionally, I will make him a separate sauce with a small amount of coconut aminos and water, but I usually serve him the beef pieces as is. 
Beef and broccoli stir-fry served over white rice

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Beef and broccoli stir-fry served over white rice in a black plate.

Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry

Take-out classic in the comfort of your own home! This beef and broccoli stir-fry is a comforting, filling dinner that the whole family can enjoy!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: beef and broccoli, stir-fry recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

For the Beef Marinade & Broccoli

  • 1 lb beef (tender cut)
  • 3-4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • oil (for cooking meat)

For the Stir-fry sauce:

  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Slice the beef against the grain into thin strips. Place it into a bowl add in the soy sauce, cornstarch, black pepper, and baking soda. Mix all of the ingredients together well and set aside to marinate.
  • Add the broccoli to a pot of boiling water and boil for exactly 2 minutes. Drain and set aside. The broccoli may still seem hard, but it will soften further as it cooks in the sauce.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a pan on medium, high heat then add in the beef.  Use a spoon to separate the pieces so that they do not overlap. Cook the beef for a couple of minutes per side and remove it from the pan.
  • Mix together the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set it aside.
  • Add a little more oil to the pan and add reduce the heat to medium. Add in the minced garlic and move it around the pan to cook until it slightly browns. 
  • Pour in the sauce and stir until it begins to thicken. 
  • Add in the broccoli and the beef and stir until everything is fully coated.
  • Serve over white rice!

Notes

  • Beef: You may substitute sirloin tips in this recipe for another cut of beef. Be sure to use a cut of beef that is tender so that it is not chewy and tough when cooked.
  • Soy sauce: You may substitute the soy sauce with coconut aminos for a lower sodium option.
  • Oyster sauce: You may substitute the oyster sauce with equal parts soy sauce, but this will change the overall taste of the stir-fry. I love using oyster sauce because it makes the dish taste more authentic. I usually purchase the Lee Kum Kee Panda brand oyster sauce.
  • Cornstarch: Used as a thickener and may be replaced with all-purpose flour.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry
Amount per Serving
Calories
306.53
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16.38
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
7.18
g
45
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.84
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7.71
g
Cholesterol
 
69.17
mg
23
%
Sodium
 
1215.45
mg
53
%
Potassium
 
591.03
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
15.04
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2.29
g
10
%
Sugar
 
4.44
g
5
%
Protein
 
26.26
g
53
%
Vitamin A
 
447.26
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
61.83
mg
75
%
Calcium
 
61.68
mg
6
%
Iron
 
3.05
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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