Beef and Broccoli

Quick and Easy Beef and Broccoli

Today I’m solving your summer recipe dilemma with this homemade beef and broccoli recipe. I know every busy mother knows this struggle and the need for dinner not to be a burden or time consuming. In an effort to not fall prey to the drive thru syndrome that’s bad for us in the health and finance department I really lean on my quick and easy meals in the Spring and Summer.

This quick and easy beef and broccoli is better than takeout. We’ve been eating this once a week for the past few weeks. When I cooked it the other night I thought sharing is caring so today I’m sharing this beef and broccoli recipe goodness with you.

Beef and Broccoli Recipe

You start by marinating the meat. If you are busy I would recommend maybe preparing the first step the night before.

The dry ingredients are everything you probably have on hand:

Baking soda, cornstarch, sugar.

Beef and Broccoli

Mix the dry ingredients with

Soy sauce, water and vegetable oil.

Beef and broccoli

Allow the meat to marinate. I have purchased the fajita strips already cut as well as a flank steak that I cut myself into strips. Either works. Once the meat is cut, marinate in the mixture for at least 15 minutes.

Once the meat has marinated for your desired amount of time, go ahead and roast the broccoli in a little bit of oil.

Beef and broccoli

After the broccoli is cooked you will remove it from the pan and then cook the meat separately. Once the meat is fully cooked add the broccoli back in  and add the magic sauce.

Beef and broccoli

The whole process post marinating takes about 30 minutes including cooking the rice.

Beef and broccoli

One of my other favorite quick and easy dishes is this Instant Pot Pepper Steak recipe.

Beef and Broccoli

Quick and easy beef and broccoli recipe
Cook Time25 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • 3 tbsp cornstarch divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsps water divided
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 lb round chuck steak
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar


  • Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
  • Add beef and toss.
  • In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef is done.
  • Stir-fry onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes until softened. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes until the broccoli is tender but still crisp. Return beef to pan.
  • Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Add to pan.
  • Serve over rice.

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    1. Yes! After all of the rumors about what is in Chinese food I went on a mission to find great at home recipes and this is one of them for sure.

  1. I’ve been making this recipe for months but when I pulled up the post today, the actual recipe was missing! Can you please fix it??!

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