Are you craving some Chinese take-out? What if I told you there’s something better? Authentic Chinese flavor created right at home and it’s out of this world delicious.  Since you’re in charge, you can make it exactly the way you want. Do you like it hot and spicy? — Add some more red pepper flakes. Need a gluten free option? –No worries, just check out the recipe note for a great alternative.  This little meal is lower in fat and sugar than any restaurant version, and one more thing, it’s faster than take-out.  Stir-fry meals are so simple, and they’ve become my go-to whenever I need a quick meal.  A whole lot of flavor and not a lot of work! Win Win!! Serve it topped on  a bed of hot, cooked rice. Unforgettable!

Beef with Broccoli

Broccoli and Beef smothered in an authentic Chinese sauce. Lower in fat and sugar than takeout! And so easy to whip up; no need to order take-out!!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, reduced sodium for Gluten Free use Tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Stir Fry

  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/4 lb flank, skirt or sirloin steak, cut very thin against the grain in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes more or less depending on your preference
  • 5 cups broccoli, fresh cut into florets
  • 1 cup water, divided



  1. In a glass measuring cup, mix the cornflour and water together. Add remaining Sauce ingredients.

Stir Fry

  1. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the sauce over top of the beef. Then add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, stir and set aside.

  2. While meat marinades, cut the broccoli in florets. In a large glass bowl, add the broccoli and 1/2 cup water. Then microwave the broccoli for about 8 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add beef in one layer and cook for 2 minutes until browned. 

  4. Stir and add garlic and ginger. Continue to cook and stir until the beef is cooked through.

  5. Add the sauce and the remaining water and stir.

  6. Once mixture begins to bubble, add the cooked (drained) broccoli. Mix the broccoli in and then let it simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened.

  7. Remove from heat and serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

For gluten free, be sure to use Tamari, instead of soy sauce.

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