Beef and Broccoli Recipe

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We all really love Chinese food. In particular we love Beef and Broccoli or even Chicken and Broccoli.

Delicious  Beef and Broccoli on #recipe

Our local buffet does a good job at making it, but sadly some of the actual non-buffet Chinese places here in town suck at it. Still, we can’t really afford the buffet or take-out Chinese all that often. So I needed to find a way to have what we love, but here at home!


So I present to you, my recipe for Chinese Beef and Broccoli!!

I make sure to cook for about 10. It gives everyone dinner and allows for left overs. We have a fair bit of mouths to feed, plus it’s so good the kids like extra!


  • 1 pound thin cut Steak, sliced in to small strips.
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger.
  • 1 tsp Onion powder or minced onion. More to taste if you all really like onion.
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder. Not garlic salt, unless you prefer it.
  • 4 Tbsp Soy Sauce. I use low sodium.
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar.
  • 1 1/2 pounds Broccoli, cut in to small pieces, or one 14 ounce bag of frozen broccoli florets.
  • 1 1/4 cup Beef Stock
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 Tbsp corn starch.
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil (to cook with, you may need more depending on how you like to cook things?)
  • Large Wok or frying pan.

I’ve made this with gluten free soy sauce, and corn starch with excellent results as well!


  1. Mix ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, soy sauce, sugar and 1/4 cup Beef stock together. Mix beef into this sauce and allow to sit while you work on your broccoli.
  2. Heat up 2 Tbsp of the olive oil in your Wok/frying pan.
  3. Cook your broccoli until it is cooked through and has a little bit of cooked crispness like in this picture.
  4. Set the broccoli aside and warm up the last 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  5. Combine 1 cup beef stock with 1 cup cold water, add in corn starch and let sit after all mixed.
  6. Cook up your marinated steak until fully cooked.
  7. Add the broccoli to the beef and stir together. Add in your stock/water/corn starch mixture and cook on medium-high until it boils for about a minute. Make sure to stir often.
  8. Turn the heat down to low and allow to simmer until sauce thickens.

This is awesome served with noodles or over steamed rice. I have a rice cooker that I love (though it has seen far far better days and needs replaced!) and I love having this over steamed rice.

There you have it! You can easily use thin sliced and cut up chicken to make this into chicken and broccoli. Just replace the beef stock with chicken stock and you’ve got the same thing just different meat! It’s fantastic both ways.

I hope you enjoy!


Nutrition Facts


Beef and Broccoli
  4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 470.3
  Total Fat 30.4 g
  Saturated Fat 8.1 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 10.0 g
  Cholesterol 55.0 mg
  Sodium 983.0 mg
  Potassium 285.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
  Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
  Sugars 7.9 g
  Protein 26.7 g
  Vitamin A 24.3 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 10.9 %
  Vitamin C 121.6 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 8.9 %
  Calcium 4.8 %
  Copper 2.3 %
  Folate 25.3 %
  Iron 4.7 %
  Magnesium 4.9 %
  Manganese 19.9 %
  Niacin 2.6 %
  Pantothenic Acid     2.6 %
  Phosphorus     6.8 %
  Riboflavin 7.3 %
  Selenium 3.5 %
  Thiamin 5.5 %
  Zinc 2.8 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
12.4 Weight Watchers Plus Points per serving.

38 comments for “Beef and Broccoli Recipe

  1. January 16, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Seems like a nice and easy recipe.. i like this kind of food..

  2. January 16, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Yum. We eat a lot of gluten free dishes in my house. Rice is big around here. We will have to try this! Time to pin it to Pinterest.
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    • January 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you! I hope you do try it and enjoy!

  3. January 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I shouldn’t be reading this while I’m starving – OR my laptop needs to figure out a way to deliver me this asap! Haha. It sounds absolutely delicious!

  4. January 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

    YEAH gluten free!!! I love Chinese food but too often I can’t eat them because they use soya sauce that contains gluten. I especially love Beef and Broccoli!! I’m going to try and make this this week!! Thank you!
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    • January 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Hope you enjoyed it if you did try it! Thankfully there are some good gluten free soy sauces!

  5. Carla
    January 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    That looks delicious!! Beef and broccoli is my favourite Chinese order of all time – will be trying this tonight!

  6. January 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I don’t always trust buffets so it’s nice to find recipes like this that I can make at home. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. January 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I do not like broccoli at all. However, I think that this recipe still looks great. I think if I chopped up the broccoli super small, maybe I could get away with it! I’m such an anti veggie person, I swear.
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  8. January 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    we love Chinese food too! but what we love are the dumplings, mixed rice and seafood 🙂
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  9. January 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Wow it looks yummy.. I will definitely try this recipe. we love Chinese food.
    Thanks for sharing

  10. January 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I love broccoli! It gives such a great flavor to any and all food. Thank you for sharing this recepy! I pinned it and now I can enjoy it later on 🙂
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  11. katherine
    January 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I love beef and broccoli! This looks so easy to make too!

  12. January 17, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe:)
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  13. January 17, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I’m asian and I love Chinese foods a lot.. so thanks for sharing this 🙂 That sounds yum! Looks like an easy recipe 🙂

  14. January 17, 2014 at 5:47 am

    My hubby loves beef and broccoli but I never make it because he is the only one in the house that likes it. This seems easy enough to make that I could make it for him every now and then.
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    • aoikasan
      January 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

      It’d be easy enough to make a single serving for sure. 🙂

  15. January 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Bookmarking this so that I can look back at this when I have the time to cook this.

    This is actually one of my favorite dish.. Me and my husband! 🙂

  16. G.s. Marjara
    January 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Broccoli is my favorite beef is not. Hope I may be able to use your recipe with chicken than beef. Did you ever tried that?

    • aoikasan
      January 17, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Yes, I even included how to do that. Just use chicken stock instead of the beef stock when you do chicken. It’s great both ways! 😀

  17. January 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

    It sounds absolutely wonderful to me, and I love the ginger in this. I’ll have to get my rice cooker out and get ready!
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  18. Jennifer Brown
    January 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Eat and healthy. Thanks for the dinner idea.

    • aoikasan
      January 17, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Eat and healthy? o.O

  19. January 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Follow up: I just made this recipe for my family for dinner!! DELICIOUS!! Everyone devoured it!!! Even the kids!!
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    • aoikasan
      January 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      That’s great! I’m glad it was well received!

  20. January 17, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    This my favorite time of year for Chinese food. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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  21. Jamie
    January 19, 2014 at 7:43 am

    This is a great option for me to make for my family, we love chinese and this sounds delicious!

  22. January 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Will definitely have to try this recipe. One question though…have you ever tried it with chicken? Our son hates to eat beef and I was thinking of substituting the beef with chicken. Thank you
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    • aoikasan
      January 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      As mentioned in the post to use chicken instead just substitute out chicken for beef and use chicken stock instead of beef stock. 🙂

  23. Amy
    January 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    This looks really delicious. I love broccoli.. and usually I’m not a beef fan, but this pregnancy – chicken has not been top 10 on my list of foods. This looks super easy to make.
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  24. January 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Beef and broccoli are good pair. This looks like a delicious meal and easy to make. I use to make spaghetti in Alfredo sauce and I add beef and broccoli.
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  25. January 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    My nephew drives me nuts with wanting Chinese food! He LOVES beef and broccoli. This recipe may save me lots of money!
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    • January 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      I hope so! I know that it saves us some money for sure. 😀

  26. January 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I seen this a few days ago and then last night we made it well my daughter did most of it I just did the beef. It was awesome thank you so much. One thing I did a little different is not cook the broccoli to long but that is because hubby isn’t a fan of cooked broccoli so I just did it enough to make it a little softer. Anyways I loved it I wanted to say thank you
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    • January 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      I am so glad it was well received! Some people do like the broccoli a bit firmer and that’s great too! Whichever one works for your family is of course the way to go. Thanks for letting me know it was liked!

  27. January 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

    My boys looovvveee Chinese food! It would be so fantastic to make my own and save some $$$! Thanks for this!
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  28. Terri S
    June 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies! I love Chinese. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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