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beef and broccoli in a cast iron skillet

Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Skip the takeout! This beef and broccoli is a 30-minute one-pan stir fry made with thin tender strips of beef, crunchy broccoli, coated in a mouthwatering brown sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 368kcal


  • 1 pound London broil steak sliced thinly into small strips
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound broccoli cut into 6 cups of florets
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds optional garnish

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup hot water
  • 6 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or gluten free Tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste or fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • Sesame seeds optional


  • If serving with rice, start cooking it first per the package directions.
  • Slice steak into think small strips
  • In a small bowl, combine the stir fry sauce ingredients and mix well. Then set aside.
  • Add a 1 Tablespoon of sesame oil to a large skillet heat on medium heat.
  • Add broccoli florets and 2 tablespoons of water and cook for approximately 5 minutes covered until broccoli turns bright green. Then place in a bowl while cooking steak.
  • Add the other tablespoon of oil and heat the skillet on medium high to high heat.
  • Add the beef strips in a single layer and cook quickly for approximately 2 minutes on each side.
  • Pour the sauce over the meat and reduce the heat to low and simmer for 4-5 minutes tunil the sauce has thickened.
  • Add the broccoli back into the skillet and toss to coat with sauce.
  • Serve over white rice.


Use flank steak, sirloin or other favorite cut of meat.
If sauce is too thick, add in a tablespoon of water.
Substitute olive oil for sesame oil if desired.
Serve over brown rice, if preferred but allow more cooking time prior to cooking meat.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 914mg | Potassium: 853mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg