Easy Beef and Broccoli

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

The BEST and EASIEST beef and broccoli made in 15 min from start to finish. And yes, it’s quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Ever since we moved to Hollywood, Jason and I have been ordering delivery several times a week. There are tons of fun restaurants we’re just dying to try out but once we get home, we’re just too tired to leave the house again. Plus, Butters makes it really difficult for us to leave.

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

But as convenient as delivery is, I just can’t keep waiting 60-90 mins for them to come! Plus, the food is always cold by the time it hits our table. So when I had a beef and broccoli craving the other day – a craving I have at least once a week – I just had to try Carrian’s easy version of this.

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

And yes, it really is the EASIEST beef and broccoli I have ever made! The slow cooker version of mine is great too, perfect for when you work an 8 hr day, but this – this is on your dinner table in 15 minutes, and this includes the prep time! But don’t be fooled by the easiness of the recipe – it’s just as flavorful and tasty, if not better, than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Easy Beef and Broccoli

The BEST and EASIEST beef and broccoli made in 15 min from start to finish. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, chicken stock, honey, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, cornstarch, Sriracha, ginger, red pepper flakes and 1/4 cup water; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak and cook, flipping once, until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in broccoli and soy sauce mixture until tender and slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Oh, Sweet Basil

http://damndelicious.net/2014/08/13/easy-beef-broccoli/

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 583.3 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 11.2g 56%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 81.3mg 27%
Sodium 1578mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Sugars 27.1g
Protein 36.7g 73%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This is a great recipe for someone looking to bump up the level of iron in their blood. The beef is a good source of iron and the broccoli is a good source of vitamin C, which helps your body absorb the iron.

Here are some clues you might be low in iron: feeling unusually tired a lot, a foggy mind, ridges on your fingernails, and a pale complexion. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, get your doctor to check your iron – then go home and make this recipe!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.


Comments

      • Chungah says

        There is a PRINT button in the blue recipe box for you to print at your convenience. This function is compatible with browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. It is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

          • says

            Rene – I use Internet Explorer, here is what I do to print a recipe: Select/highlight recipe text that you want to print. Select print (either via “File” then “Print”, or right click your mouse and select “Print”). When the Print box comes up, under “Page Range” select “Selection”, then “Print”. The recipe text you have selected/highlighted will then print.

          • Christine says

            I have the same problem. I copy and paste the recipe to Word. Cut the picture, or it will take forever to print! This way I always have a copy, in case I spill ingredients on the paper. Which, of course, never happens . . .

  1. Jessica says

    I often have a hard time trying to thinly slice flank steak since the steaks are usually pretty large. Do you have any tips or suggestions?

  2. Kimberly Johnson says

    I am anxious to try some of your Asian-inspired dishes, but I can’t seem to find rice wine vinegar anywhere! I have tried every large supermarket in our area… Does it have another name? Thanks!!

  3. marjorie hatch says

    Do you think I could do this with chicken instead of beef? I love these recipes, easy, good, not complicated, I actually cook more of your recipes than any other blogger I follow !!

  4. Christine says

    Chungah, I just want to thank you for all the incredible recipes. You are totally amazing! The recipes are quick, easy and taste wonderful. Keep ‘em coming!

  5. estelle says

    hi that looks very delicious.
    Can you let me know if I use the normal soy sauce instead of reduced sodium one, do I still have to put 2/3 cup of it? I guess it should be too salty..

    Also pls let me know if I can skip the Sriracha sauce… thanks!

    • Chungah says

      Estelle, I recommend reducing the amount of soy sauce. You can start with 1/2 cup and go from there. And yes, the Sriracha can be omitted.

  6. says

    Made this for dinner last night – delicious!!!! Love the sauce, really kicked up with the Sriracha!! This will be my go to recipe for Beef and Broccoli from this day forward!!!

  7. Beth says

    Usually I never leave a comment one way or another. I just try recipes and save some and discard the others. But I have to tell you EVERY ONE of your recipes are DAMN DELICIOUS. The pictures are great, Your directions are easy to follow. You are truly gifted. Keep up the great job and my husband and I will keeping on eating from your library of recipes. .

  8. Jeanah says

    Made this tonight-awesome recipe as always! I get nervous with red meat because I don’t eat it that often but this was so easy. I even used bison (oddly, the grocery store had no beef flank steak) and it was delicious! Just the right amount of spice, sweetness and salty. Thanks and keep the awesome and easy recipes coming!

  9. Terri says

    I made this tonight and doubled it for more eaters. It was delicious but I would pass on that I only increased the liquid items by 50% and there was plenty off sauce. Better than take absolutely!!!!

  10. elissa chung says

    should i steam the broccoli before i add it to the pan? i’m afraid it won’t finish cooking without doing so. thx!

    • Chungah says

      There is no need to steam the broccoli beforehand. You can always increase cooking time to ensure that the broccoli is completely cooked through.

  11. Nancy says

    Made this tonight! Used Flat Iron Steak. Prepared the sauce, put the meat in the sauce until ready to cook. Then, cooked meat, added broccoli (used frozen baby florets) and the sauce. This is delicious! Made a side salad of baby spinach, chopped green apples and romaine with the magnificent balsamic vinaigrette recipe which was also a hit. But! The desert was awesome…Somoa donuts…OMyMy….A dinner/supper can’t get much better….

    • Chungah says

      Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! I recommend using your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  12. Holly S. says

    You did it again! Knocked it out of the park! DDDDDDDDlish! I love you and your site! lol
    It made tons of sauce btw (and I am not complaining). I had 1.25 lb. flat iron steak, and a bag of chopped fresh broccoli. The only thing I would add is some peapods, we love them, and some eggrolls on the side. Love it love it love it. Don’t ever stop blogging, Chungah!

  13. Rachel says

    JUST made this!! total hit! I live with a 4 boys and they all raved about it. Definite winner. I made it with rice noodles and made it like a stir fry…was great! Thank for you the quick and easy recipe!!!

  14. Elizabeth says

    Recipe sounds tasty; I would also add red and orange peppers for colour and crunch, and baby corn for fun for my grandchildren.
    This is a great example of “cook once, serve twice”
    Thank you for the recipes, please keep them coming.

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