Beef and Broccoli: A Classic Asian Fusion


Savor the rich flavors of Asian cuisine with this classic Beef and Broccoli dish. Combining tender slices of beef with fresh, crisp broccoli in a savory and slightly sweet sauce, this dish is a testament to the harmony of simple ingredients. It's perfect for a quick dinner that's both satisfying and delicious.

Beef and Broccoli: A Classic Asian Fusion

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus marinating time if desired)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup


  • 500 grams (1.1 pounds) beef (sirloin or flank steak), thinly sliced
  • 500 grams (1.1 pounds) broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) soy sauce
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) sesame oil
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cornstarch


  • 60 ml (4 tablespoons) soy sauce
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) brown sugar
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) oyster sauce
  • 120 ml (4 ounces) beef broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the marinade ingredients. Add the beef slices and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the beef and stir-fry until browned. Remove the beef and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the remaining oil, garlic, and ginger. Sauté briefly until fragrant.
  5. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until it’s tender but still crisp.
  6. Return the beef to the skillet. Pour in the sauce and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  7. Serve hot with rice or noodles.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Slice the beef against the grain for tenderness.
  • Blanch the broccoli before stir-frying if you prefer it softer.
  • Adjust the sweetness or saltiness of the sauce to your preference.


  • Can I use chicken instead of beef? Yes, chicken is a great alternative for this recipe.
  • How can I make this dish spicier? Add red pepper flakes or a splash of chili sauce to the sauce.
  • Can I make this dish ahead of time? It’s best served fresh, but you can prep the ingredients ahead for quicker cooking.