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Easy Spicy Broccoli Beef is the simplest garlicky, gingery fabulous weeknight dinner!

Easy Spicy Broccoli Beef

Rebecca Lindamood
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Easy Spicy Broccoli Beef is the simplest garlicky, gingery fabulous weeknight dinner!


For the Beef:

  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak can substitute flank steak or top round
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower or vegetable oil

For the Broccoli:

  • 2 pounds broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 5 tablespoons dry sherry or rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

To finish the dish and serve:

  • 2 teaspoons sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

To serve:

  • Hot rice
  • Sesame seeds
  • Minced green onions


To Sear the Beef:

  • Lay the beef out on a cutting board. Break it down a bit by slicing into 3-inch thick strips along with the grain. Sprinkle both sides of the steaks with salt, pepper, and cornstarch and rub to coat. 
    Heat a heavy bottomed skillet over high heat. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons and heat until shimmery. Carefully lower the beef into the oil and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer the beef to a rimmed plate and lightly tent with foil. Set the pan aside.
    Preheat the oven to 500F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Drizzle any accumulated pan juices from the beef over the broccoli florets in a large mixing bowl. Add the sunflower oil and kosher salt and toss to coat. Arrange the broccoli stem sides down on the foil lined pan. Roast 10-12 minutes or until lightly charred on top and the stems are easily pierced with a sharp knife.
    Slice the beef against the grain into 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thick slices. 
    Whisk together the chicken stock, oyster sauce, sherry, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, grated ginger, and cornstarch.
    Return the pan you used to sear the beef to high heat. Drizzle in the 2 teaspoons of oil. Add the minced garlic and ginger and stir fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil, scraping the crispy bits off of the bottom of the pan. Simmer until it begins to thicken. Toss in the sliced beef and any accumulated pan juices. When the beef is done to your liking, toss in the cooked broccoli and heat through. Serve immediately on fresh rice. If desired, garnish with sesame seeds and sliced scallions. 


Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 30gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1455mgPotassium: 871mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 950IUVitamin C: 135.1mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 3.4mg

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