Main dishes

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is a classic Chinese dish that has become popular all over the world. It's a quick and easy dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The dish is made with tender beef, crisp broccoli, and a flavorful sauce that is both sweet and savory.

A Personal Story

I first tasted Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry when I was studying abroad in China. I was instantly hooked on the dish and would often go to local restaurants just to order it. When I came back to my home country, I was determined to recreate the dish in my own kitchen. After several attempts, I finally found the perfect combination of ingredients and cooking techniques to make the dish just as delicious as the one I had in China.


  • 1 lb flank steak, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss the sliced beef with cornstarch until coated.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and swirl to coat.
  4. Add the sliced beef to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned on all sides.
  5. Add broccoli florets to the skillet and stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until tender-crisp.
  6. Pour the sauce into the skillet and stir to coat the beef and broccoli.
  7. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens and the beef is cooked through.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve hot over rice.

Serving Suggestions

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is a versatile dish that can be served on its own or with a side of steamed rice. It's a great dish for a quick weeknight dinner or for entertaining guests. You can also add other vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, or mushrooms to the stir fry for a more colorful and flavorful dish. Enjoy!

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