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Homemade beef & broccoli stir fry comes together faster than a take-out and is much healthier! This quick weeknight meal is a family favorite!

Easy Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Homemade beef & broccoli stir fry comes together faster than a take-out and is much healthier! This quick weeknight meal is a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sirloin steak, Note 1
  • 12 oz broccoli florets, about 4 cups
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • Sesame seeds for garnish, optional
  • Green onions, sliced green part, for garnish, optional

Chinese stir-fry sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • To prep, cut the beef into thin slices against the grain. Cut the broccoli into small pieces. Mix the marinade, if you’re making a fresh batch. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Once oil is shimmering, add beef slices and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer into a clean plate.
  • Add remaining tablespoon of oil and heat it.
  • Add broccoli florets and carrots and cook for about 4 minutes, or until nice and tender.
  • Pour in stir-fry sauce and add beef slices. Bring it to a boil and cook for another minute or 2 minutes, or until sauce if thickened.
  • Serve over hot rice with sesame seeds and/or green onions.

Notes

Note 1a: Sirloin steak is my go-to cut for this recipe. But any boneless steak would work. Other alternatives are flank steak and top round steak.
Note 1b: The most important thing is to cut the steak into nice and thin slices against the grain. Here's my tip on how to slice meat thinly!
Note 2: You can read more details about my all-purpose Chinese stir fry sauce here.
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