Beef and Broccoli with the Best Sauce


Beef and broccoli take me back to my childhood, but the best part of beef and broccoli is that it’s so much more than just a nostalgia trip. It’s a quick 30-minute lunch with fresh broccoli, tender, nutritious beef, and the finest stir fry sauce you’ve ever had. This is delicious and served over hot white rice.

Prep Time: 17 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


Beef and Broccoli Ingredients:

  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1 lb broccoli
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, optional garnish

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic, grated (from 3 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 6 Tbsp mùsoy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil



  1. Prepare white rice first, so it’ll be ready when the stir fry is finished. To make slicing easier, cover and freeze the steak for 30 minutes.
  2. In a mixing dish, combine all of the ingredients for the stir fry sauce and stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  3. 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat Sauté broccoli florets for 4-5 minutes, partially covered with a lid, until bright green and crisp-tender, stirring or twisting several times, then remove from the pan.
  4. Increase the heat to high and add 1 tbsp of oil. Cook for 2 minutes, in one layer per side, or until beef is completely cooked through. Pull a piece out quickly to see if it’s done.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium/low and cook for 3-4 minutes. It’ll thicken up. Stir in the broccoli until everything is well combined. If desired, thicken the sauce with 1-2 tablespoons of water. Over white rice, serve.


If you want softer broccoli, add 2 tablespoons of water before covering ng with the lid, and the broccoli will steam cook.


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