Beef and broccoli stir fry is a delicious way to bring a favorite Chinese food recipe to your home. You get to control how salty, spicy, and flavorful your dish is. Serve this stir fry beef recipe over white rice or pan-fried noodles for a delicious take on this meal.
Is Flank Steak Tender for Stir Fry?
Yes, flank steak is tender for stir fry – especially if you cut it correctly and into smaller pieces. You'll need to slice it against the grain. Aim for ¼" thick slices for the best results. These notes will leave you with bite-sized pieces that are tender and easy to eat.
Stir Fry Beef Recipe
This stir fry beef broccoli recipe is super easy and takes less than 30 minutes. You'll want to start by making the coating for the beef. Add ⅔ of the cornstarch, two tablespoons of water, and the garlic cloves into a bowl and mix. Add the thinly sliced flank steak pieces and toss until coated evenly. Bring a large skillet to medium heat, then add a tablespoon of sesame oil (or vegetable oil if sesame oil isn't available).
Next, brown and cook the beef slices, then add to a plate on the side. Then, add your broccoli florets along with the additional tablespoon of oil to the skillet and fry until softened yet firm. Next, add the cooked beef back into the pan.
Mix the soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce with the brown sugar, remaining water, last ⅓ of the cornstarch, ginger powder, and brown sugar until there are no chunks. Finally, pour the sauce ingredients into the pan and cook for two minutes with butter and black pepper to taste. Serve over white rice or noodles and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).
There are a few substitutions you can make for a more flavorful recipe. Using fresh ginger is a great way to add a stronger ginger flavor. Instead of ½ cup water, use beef broth for a richer flavor. Add more color with chopped bell peppers. Finally, you can get a kick of heat with crushed red pepper flakes (in the sauce). These are all optional but allow you to get creative with the recipe.
Best Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe
This mouthwatering beef and broccoli stir fry recipe will have your family requesting it every week. Delicious, tender flank steak slices are pan-fried with broccoli, then tossed with a homemade sauce. Enjoy it over rice or noodles for a complete meal.
1 Fresh head of broccoli (chopped)
1 Pound Beef flank (thinly sliced)
2 tablespoon Sesame oil
½ Cup Water
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
⅓ Cup Low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger or (powder)
Black pepper to taste
2 tablespoon Brown sugar
2 tablespoon Unsalted butter
Sesame seeds (optional garnish)
If you enjoyed this broccoli stir fry recipe then check out my chicken honey garlic chicken stir fry recipe.
Last Updated on February 25, 2022 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022