Saucy Beef with Broccoli

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Nov. 07, 2023
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
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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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
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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.