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This Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli is the healthier version of your favorite take-out foods. I found this recipe from my cookbook, America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. I adore this cookbook. Everything I have made from this cookbook as always turned out delish. So I gave this recipe a try…it was so good…and it only took 30 minutes.

It’s time for you to stir up a fast dinner, just get out your wok and get to chopping. Delicious Beef and Broccoli is waiting just for you. Everything on the stove happens fast, so prepare ingredients, plates and utensils in advance.



1 lb. (450 g) flank steak, sliced 1/4-inch thick, cut in 2-inch lengths

3Tbsp. soy sauce

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger

1 small onion, chopped

6 tsp. canola oil

1 lb. (450 g) broccoli florets, cut in bite-sized pieces

2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, cut in 2-inch long matchsticks

1/3 cup water



1 Tbsp. cornstarch

5 Tbsp. oyster sauce or hoisin sauce

1 Tbsp. dry sherry

1 tsp. Sesame oil

1/2 chicken broth

1 Tbsp. soy sauce




In a small bowl, stir together all the sauce ingredients.

In medium bowl, toss meat with soy sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 10 to 20 minutes.

In small bowl, stir together garlic, ginger and 2 teaspoons of canola oil.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in wok on high until it’s hot. Evenly scatter in the meat. Cook until meat is browned at edges but not fully cooked about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl.


Add 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Heat until it’s hot. Add broccoli and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add water, cover and lower the heat to medium. Cook broccoli until almost tender crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to wok on medium-high heat. Heat until it’s hot. Add chopped onions and red peppers and stir-fry until lightly brown, about 1 – 2 minutes.

Clear center of wok. Add garlic mixture to the center. Stir-fry until fragrant, 15 – 20 seconds. Add beef and broccoli. Mix until combined.

Mix the sauce mixture very well and then add it into the wok.


Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Serve with rice.