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Saucy Beef with Broccoli

When I’m looking for a fast entree, I turn to this beef and broccoli stir-fry. It features a tantalizing sauce made with garlic and ginger. —Rosa Evans, Odessa, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry or additional beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 2 cups fresh small broccoli florets
  • 8 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • Mix the first 7 ingredients. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry beef until browned, 1-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Add green onions; cook just until tender, 1-2 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sauce is thickened, 2-3 minutes. Add beef and heat through.

Saucy Beef with Broccoli Tips

What goes with beef and broccoli?

To soak up that delicious sauce, fluffy rice is the perfect side dish for beef and broccoli. Or try making cauliflower rice for a low-carb option! And if you really want to to complete your takeout-fakeout meal, you can try making homemade fortune cookies!

What adjustments could I make to this recipe?

You can adjust this recipe by loading it up with extra veggies like julienned red peppers or carrots, sesame seed topping, or fresh mushrooms. If you like things spicy, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.

Can I freeze beef and broccoli?

Freeze cooled beef and broccoli in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 313 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 816mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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  • Anne
    Sep 8, 2020

    No comment left

  • tammyhickman
    Jan 11, 2020

    Great recipe! The only thing I will change in the future will be to boost the garlic to 5 cloves and the ginger to 1 tsp of ground ginger. Thank you for such an easy and delicious meal!

  • Tim
    Oct 1, 2019

    This is a very delicious recipe and the sauce tastes much better than other beef and broccoli recipes I've made. I'm a big mushroom fan, so I added cubed mushrooms at the same time I added the onion, and it came out great. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Stephanie
    Sep 12, 2019

    Followed the recipe exactly. It was delicious but next time I would add a little more ginger. We did not taste much. My husband loved it though.

  • Gloria
    Sep 5, 2019

    This recipe with a few adjustments was wonderful. I read the other reviews

  • Sclawson1975
    Mar 11, 2018

    This was good but the sauce packet of beef and broccoli in the store is better without being salty. Also, I’ve always made beef and broccoli with a whole onion. That would have gave this rather bland recipe some extra flavor.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Apr 28, 2017

    Easy fast recipe. Great for week night dinner!

  • ranson
    Dec 15, 2016

    No comment left

  • schamberlain
    Dec 2, 2016

    Great flavor, cooking time was perfect. Will definitely make again. .. thanks

  • LPHJKitchen
    Apr 8, 2016

    LOVE fresh ginger! The ginger really adds flavor to this dish. It was very simple and great for busy weeknights. We served it over some cauliflower rice for a complete, healthy meal!