Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli

Super Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli. So much easier and healthier than takeout!

Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli | chefsavvy.com #recipe #dinner #beef #broccoli

I love making take out dishes at home. Like my Easy Chicken Stir Fry and my Super Sticky Asian Chicken Bites. They taste so much better and are a lot healthier. I used low sodium soy sauce and low sodium beef broth for a lighter sauce. Best of all everything is cooked in one pot and comes together in less than 20 minutes!

Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli | chefsavvy.com #recipe #dinner #beef #broccoli This dish is rich, savory and saucey. You can use flank steak or chuck roast in this dish.

I cook the steak and broccoli separately to make sure they are both cooked perfectly. If you cook them together the steak with either be overcooked or the brocolli will still be hard. You can always blanch the broccoli beforehand but I find this method easier.

Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli | chefsavvy.com #recipe #dinner #beef #broccoli This dish is super easy to throw together. To make this Easy Beef and Broccoli start by sauteing your beef in a little bit of oil. I like to slightly under cook my meat because it will continue to cook when it gets added back into the pan. Next I saute my broccoli and then add in my garlic. While the broccoli is cooking I throw together my beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar and cornstarch.

The sauce it simple yet so flavorful. The sauce is made of soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, red pepper flakes for a little kick and sesame oil. The sauce gets nice and thick with a sprinkle of cornstarch.

Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli | chefsavvy.com #recipe #dinner #beef #broccoli

Skip takeout and give this Easy Beef and Broccoli a try!

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NOTE: Recipe has been updated 1/31/17

Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli

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Super Easy 20 Minute Beef and Broccoli. So much easier and healthier than takeout!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 1 pound flank steak or chuck roast, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Sauce

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup low sodium beef broth
  • ½ tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • sesame seeds for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Add steak, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar to a medium bowl. Marinate for 1 hour in the fridge.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together all of the sauce ingredient in a medium bowl.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet. Add in broccoli and sauté over medium heat until tender but still crisp. Remove the broccoli from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan. When pan is almost smoking add in beef. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Toss in garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  6. Add the broccoli back to the pan along with the sauce. Stir and simmer until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with sesame seeds if desired.

Notes

NOTE: Recipe has been updated 1/31/17

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  • I love to cook ‘fake takeout’ dishes too, Kelley! This is one I’ve been wanting to try, actually, so thank you for the recipe. It sounds great – really easy and light, but authentic, too! 🙂

    • Hi Kebva,

      No I do not. I like to season the dish after it is done cooking (because the soy sauce and beef broth can sometimes be salty if you do not use low sodium)

      Thanks!

      Kelley

      • Myra

        Hi Kelly, I’m trying this recipe but I have a question about the pepper, it doesn’t say wham and where to add it to the mix! Does it go in the sauce? Thanks

  • Mary Andre

    I made this tonight and followed the recipe to the letter. It was pretty bland and tasteless. The meat would definitely benefit from marinating before-hand, but not in the sauce you recommend. All you could taste is the low sodium beef broth. I had to use a mix of cold water and more cornstarch to get the sauce to thicken at all, but of course, that didn’t improve the nonexistent flavor. Maybe incorporate some five spice powder or ginger? Sorry, but this recipe is a *massive* fail.

    • Mary,

      I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy this. I appreciate your feedback.

      Thanks,

      Kelley

  • Dani

    I made this tonight and I had to add a cornstarch and water mixture to get it to thicken and I added 1/8 tsp of ginger and I think it tastes amazing!!

  • Annette

    I made this tonight and I agree with a couple others… there was no flavor. If I made it again I would add more spices.

  • Melissa

    I’ve made the original recipe multiple times. I came on here tonight to follow it again and found that it had been update with totally different ingredients. While I’d love to try the new recipe, would it be possible to get the original since it’s tried and true in my home?

    • Hi Melissa,

      Sorry about that! I’ve had a couple of complaints of the original version so I revamped. I am happy to hear you liked it!! I copied and pasted the recipe below. Thanks!

      2 tablespoons oil, divided
      1 pound flank steak or chuck roast, thinly sliced across the grain
      3 cups broccoli
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      1 cup low sodium beef broth
      1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
      1 teaspoon brown sugar
      1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
      1 teaspoon cornstarch
      1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
      1/8 teaspoon pepper
      sesame seeds for garnish, if desired

      Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet. Add in steak and saute until almost fully cooked. Take out of the pan and put on a plate.
      Add the other tablespoon of oil back to the pan along with the broccoli. Cook until tender but still crisp.
      Toss in garlic and saute for 1 minute.
      Meanwhile, mix together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and cornstarch in a small bowl.
      Add the steak back to the pan along with the liquid. Cook until the sauce is thickened and steak is fully cooked.
      Serve immediately with white or brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

      • Amanda

        Thank you for posting the original recipe! I had made it before and my family were beyond sold on the flavor and asked for it as a Valentine’s Day treat dinner. I was thrown by the ingredients because I KNEW I made it and I don’t have oyster sauce and couldn’t figure out how I made it last time without this ingredient. Loved the original recipe, so much it’s going to become a staple in our menu planning. Don’t feel pressured to change by a few, this meal was hands down, AMAZING!!!!

      • Melissa

        Thank you so much for posting the original! It’s such a great recipe and so easy to make.

  • Deanna

    Anyway You could link to the original recipe for me ?Ive made it a few times already and it was one of my go-to quick and easy recipes for a weekday night just don’t have the extra ingredient stocked in the pantry to try the adapted version although I shall return and do so

    • Hi Deanna,

      Of course! Here is the info!

      Thank you!

      2 tablespoons oil, divided
      1 pound flank steak or chuck roast, thinly sliced across the grain
      3 cups broccoli
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      1 cup low sodium beef broth
      1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
      1 teaspoon brown sugar
      1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
      1 teaspoon cornstarch
      1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
      1/8 teaspoon pepper
      sesame seeds for garnish, if desired

      Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet. Add in steak and saute until almost fully cooked. Take out of the pan and put on a plate.
      Add the other tablespoon of oil back to the pan along with the broccoli. Cook until tender but still crisp.
      Toss in garlic and saute for 1 minute.
      Meanwhile, mix together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and cornstarch in a small bowl.
      Add the steak back to the pan along with the liquid. Cook until the sauce is thickened and steak is fully cooked.
      Serve immediately with white or brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.