Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli Beef

Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli Beef is a delightful Asian-inspired dish that combines tender strips of beef, vibrant broccoli florets, and aromatic ginger in a savory sauce. This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare but also bursting with flavors and textures that make it a perfect choice for busy weeknight dinners. Let’s dive into creating this delicious stir-fry.


For the Stir-Fry:

  • 1 pound flank steak or sirloin, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped (white and green parts separated)
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

For the Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (or hoisin sauce for a vegetarian option)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


Marinating the Beef:

  1. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, sugar, and black pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Add the thinly sliced beef to the marinade, making sure each slice is well coated. Allow it to marinate for at least 15-20 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.

Blanching the Broccoli:

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the broccoli florets for 2-3 minutes until they turn bright green and are slightly tender.
  2. Drain the broccoli and rinse it under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Making the Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce (or hoisin sauce), sugar, beef or vegetable broth, and cornstarch to create the sauce. Ensure that the cornstarch is fully dissolved.


  1. Heat a wok or a large skillet over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and let it get hot.
  2. Add the minced garlic, minced ginger, and the white parts of the green onions to the hot oil. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the marinated beef to the wok or skillet in a single layer, spreading it out to ensure quick and even cooking. Allow it to sear for 1-2 minutes without stirring.
  4. Stir-fry the beef for an additional 2-3 minutes or until it’s no longer pink. Remove it from the wok and set it aside.
  5. In the same wok or skillet, add the blanched broccoli florets. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they become tender-crisp.
  6. Return the cooked beef to the wok and pour the sauce over the beef and broccoli.
  7. Stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and coats the beef and broccoli.


  1. Serve the Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli Beef hot, garnished with the green parts of the chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Variations and Tips

  • Vegetarian Option: Substitute the beef with tofu, seitan, or your favorite meat alternative for a vegetarian version.
  • Spice It Up: Add red pepper flakes or sliced red chili peppers for a spicy kick.
  • Veggie Variation: Experiment with different vegetables like bell peppers, snap peas, or baby corn.
  • Low-Carb: Replace the rice with cauliflower rice for a low-carb version.
  • Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free soy sauce and oyster sauce (or hoisin sauce) for a gluten-free stir-fry.
  • Custom Proteins: Try this recipe with chicken, shrimp, or pork instead of beef.


Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli Beef is a quick and flavorful dish that brings together tender beef, crisp broccoli, and the aromatic essence of ginger in a savory sauce. This dish is perfect for those seeking a satisfying meal that’s also easy to prepare. Whether you’re an experienced stir-fry chef or new to the world of Asian cuisine, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. So, enjoy the delicious fusion of flavors and the satisfying textures of this delightful stir-fry.

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