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Quick and Easy Beef and Broccoli

March 11, 2015

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.

This recipe is so easy you basically need cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic, low sodium soy sauce, beef and broccoli.

You can purchase the flank steak that is already cut, I usually just cut the strips myself.

Beef and broccoli
Beef and broccoli

If you can, use fresh broccoli. I find the taste is a little better, however I will not judge if you use frozen… I’ve resorted to this option a time or three.

Beef and broccoli

This recipe is so tasty and easy, it’s easy to put it in rotation to the point that your family gets tired of it. So I recommend cooking every other week! Enjoy served over rice, or however you choose!

OH! I often double the sauce so it can be extra saucy. The way it’s written below will be enough, but if you are all about the sauce…double it.

Beef and Broccoli

Quick and easy beef and broccoli recipe

  • 3 tbsp cornstarch divided
  • 2 tsps water divided
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil divided
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water until smooth.

  2. Add beef and toss.

  3. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Set to the side.

  4. In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef is done. Once done, remove beef from oil.

  5. 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.

  6. Once onions and broccoli are cooked, add cooked beef in and pour the sauce over the vegetables and beef

  7. Bring sauce to boil stirring constantly for about a minute or until the sauce thickens.

  8. Serve over rice.

35 Comments

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    LaShawn
    March 12, 2015 at 12:22 am

    This.looks.so.good! I must make it! I’ve got gluten free soy sauce…

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    Kurlylicious
    March 12, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll be making this soon! I only use low sodium soy sauce, using the regular would be uncivilized lol.

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    Farrah
    March 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    This looks delicious!!! I will definitely be making this for dinner next week

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    March 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Love beef and broccoli! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Chene Atkins- Whittington
    March 15, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    My family loves Beef and broccoli. It’s one of our favorite go-to weeknight meals. I usually have to make it with and without the beef because I’m a vegetarian, but I still love to make it.

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    aimee fauci
    March 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I love this. I recently made a dish like this but did not add broccoli. Must add the green next time.

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    Patrice
    March 15, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    This is great and look tasty photo is clear.

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    Brittany
    March 16, 2015 at 12:45 am

    You had me at beef…

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      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:30 am

      I’m not a huge beef lover, but this recipe changed my mind!

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    Lacey Charrene
    March 16, 2015 at 1:30 am

    One of my favorite dishes!

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      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Mine too!

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    Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy
    March 16, 2015 at 2:49 am

    This looks so good! It’s one of my favorite dishes, and I’ve never made it at home. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:28 am

      You won’t be mad, trust me!

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    Madaline
    March 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

    YUM. Living in Italy I never get to have my fav takeout – chinese! I’m going to make this tonight!!

    • Reply
      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:28 am

      I’m sure you will enjoy it!

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    Rondra Aaron
    March 16, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Yummy! I am definitely pinning this for next weeks meal plan. Thanks for sharing!

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      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Let me know how it turns out.

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    Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake
    March 16, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    There is NOTHING in the world like homemade Chinese food. 🙂 This looks delicious – pinned!!

    • Reply
      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:26 am

      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.

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    Kalyn Brooke
    March 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Mmmm. This looks SO good!!
    Definitely adding this to my list of things to make!
    thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Reply
      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Yes, this recipe is one that definitely needs to get added to the regulars! Thanks for stopping by.

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    charlotte
    March 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

    looks delicious and fairly easy to make… will have to try this!

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      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:17 am

      So easy to make. Let me go see about these chicken and potatoes you posted!

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    Becky
    March 19, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Looks yummy. Always looking for quick, tasty meals.

    • Reply
      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Quick and tasty meals sure make life easy!

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    Tiffany
    March 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Oh WOW! This looks delicious and simple. Thanks for sharing =)

    • Reply
      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:15 am

      It is yummy!

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    Nancy
    July 3, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    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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    Mary Beth
    June 9, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Yes! I know what I’m making next with that giant head of broccoli in my fridge. I’m a former vegetarian and was just telling a friend that I never know what cut of beef to buy or how to cook it.

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