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Beef and Broccoli with the Best Sauce (VIDEO)

Beef and Broccoli is an easy, 1-pan, 30-minute meal that is loaded with fresh broccoli, tender nutrition-packed beef, and the best stir fry sauce. Thank you to Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. on behalf of the Beef Checkoff for sponsoring this recipe which is perfect for the busy back to school season.

Stir fry recipes like our Beef Stir Fry and Fried Rice have become reader favorites because they are fast and healthier than going out. This Beef and Broccoli Recipe definitely satisfies the craving for takeout. Watch the video recipe below and see how easy it is!

Beef and broccoli recipe in fry pan garnished with sesame seeds

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Beef and Broccoli Recipe:

Beef is delicious and protein-packed to give you the sustained strength you need to get through the back to school season. We also made sure to add plenty of broccoli for a balanced meal. Beef is so versatile for stir fry. You can add your favorite vegetables to this recipe like snap peas, bell peppers, carrots, and even mushrooms.

Close up of beef and broccoli recipe with the best stir fry sauce

What is the Best Cut of BEEF for Stir Fry?

The best beef cuts for stir fry are tender and lean. We love Flank Steak which is lean and easy to chew when thinly sliced against the grain. More great beef cuts for stir fry include:

Ingredients for broccoli beef with the best cut of beef for stir fry

How to Make Beef and Broccoli:

This recipe moves fast and comes together in 1 skillet, so you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you fire up the stove. It is just 6 steps in one skillet!

  1. Slice beef strips
  2. Make stir fry sauce
  3. Cook broccoli and remove from pan.
  4. Cook beef
  5. Add stir fry sauce
  6. Return broccoli to the pan

Step by step photos how to make broccoli beef

The Best Beef and Broccoli Sauce:

Many stir fry recipes have gone wrong with a poorly made sauce. We tested this recipe over and over until we arrived at the perfect balance of sweet and savory. For the best stir fry sauce:

  • Use low sodium soy sauce (or Gluten Free Tamari)
  • Use the right amount of fresh ginger – it has strong flavor so don’t overdo it.
  • Do not skip the sesame oil as it gives authentic flavor
  • Simmer sauce at least 3 minutes to mellow out garlic and ginger
  • For a thinner sauce, add 2 Tbsp water at the end

How to make sauce for beef and broccoli

How to Ensure Tender Beef?

The right cut (see list above) can make all the difference in a stir fry. Here are our best tips to achieve tender beef:

  • Freeze steak 30 minutes for easier slicing
  • Use a sharp knife to cut super thin slices against the grain
  • Add steak to a HOT skillet to sear and seal in juices
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan or it cools quickly and will steam cook

Tender beef with broccoli in homemade stir fry sauce.

Can I Make Beef and Broccoli Ahead?

This saucy beef and broccoli recipe reheats really well so it’s perfect for weekly meal prep and to-go lunches for school and work. The protein and nutrients found in beef give you and your family the strength and energy you need to get through the busy school season.

For meal prep: add cooled rice to a heat-safe container and top with the Beef Broccoli Stir Fry, then cover and refrigerate until ready to heat and serve (Beef and Broccoli can be refrigerated up to 4 days).

How to Pack a Hot Thermos:

Pack a hot thermos in the morning and it will be warm at lunchtime. A hot thermos can keep food hot for 5 hours before it’s eaten, and this Broccoli Beef is the Best. School. Lunch. Ever!

  1. Heat the thermos first by filling 3/4 full with boiling water (do not overfill), cover with lid and let sit 5 min and drain just before adding food.
  2. Meanwhile, heat food to 165˚F. Place into the heated thermos and close with lid.

Meal prepped broccoli beef served over white rice in to-go box or thermos

More Beef Recipes that Reheat Well:

Any recipe that reheats well can be used for meal prep, school and work lunch. This is a great list to help you get through the back to school season.

Watch Natasha Make Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry:

I hope this Beef Broccoli Stir Fry video recipe becomes a favorite for you. It’s such a treat to enjoy home cooking when you’re on the go. For more great beef lunch ideas, visit Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.

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Beef and Broccoli Recipe

4.98 from 681 votes
Prep Time: 17 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Beef and Broccoli is an easy, 1-pan, 30-minute meal that is loaded with fresh broccoli, tender nutrition-packed beef, and the best stir fry sauce. We love this over steamy white rice.

Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $14-$18
Keyword: beef and broccoli
Cuisine: Asian
Course: Main Course
Calories: 385
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Beef and Broccoli Ingredients:

  • 1 lb flank steak, very thinly sliced into bite-sized strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil , (or vegetable oil), divided
  • 1 lb broccoli, (cut into 6 cups of florets)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, optional garnish

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated (loosely packed)
  • 2 tsp garlic, grated (from 3 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 6 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce, (or GF Tamari)
  • 3 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Prep: Start cooking white rice first so it's ready when the stir fry is done. Cover and freeze steak 30 minutes for easier slicing.

  2. Combine all stir fry sauce ingredients in a bowl, stir well to dissolve the sugar, and set aside.

  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil.  Add broccoli florets and sauté 4-5 minutes, partially covered with lid, stirring or tossing several times until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender then remove from pan. Tip: If you prefer softer broccoli, add 2 Tbsp water before covering with the lid and it will steam cook the broccoli.
  4. Increase heat to high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add beef in a single layer and sauté 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. Quickly pull out a piece to test for doneness.
  5. Add the sauce, reduce heat to medium/low and simmer 3-4 minutes. It will thicken. Add broccoli and stir to combine. Stir in 1-2 Tbsp water to thin the sauce if desired. Serve over white rice.
Nutrition Facts
Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 902mg39%
Potassium 800mg23%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 706IU14%
Vitamin C 102mg124%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Kaitlyn Bjur
    October 4, 2022

    Tries this recipe with my family. Soo delicious! Will definitely be doing this one again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Kaitlyn!

      Reply

  • Marie
    October 2, 2022

    I made this and used shaved beef because that’s all I had but still excellent

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  • Steven
    September 27, 2022

    2 Tbsp of sesame oil? I made this for my family and everything was smelling delicious while mixing the sauce ingredients until I saw it wanted me to add 2 Tbsp of sesame oil. I added 1 knowing how potent sesame oil is. The only flavor I could taste was that oil. I think this recipe should have called for only 2 tsp of the stuff.

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    • Natasha
      September 29, 2022

      Hi Steven, that is correct and once the sauce is simmered, it mellows out and adds nice flavor notes without being over powering, but you can add it to taste if you prefer less.

      Reply

  • John Graham
    September 21, 2022

    Made this the other night. AWESOME!!
    One of the best recipes I have ever tried.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2022

      That’s nice to know, John! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • Jan
    September 17, 2022

    This beef and broccoli recipe was absolutely delicious. I will make it again and again.
    I rarely give reviews but this is a real winner.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 17, 2022

      Thank you, Jan! So glad you loved this recipe.

      Reply

  • Kathianne
    September 16, 2022

    I made this last evening, just as written, with the exception of swapping sirloin for the flank, it’s what I had. It was delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kathianne!

      Reply

  • Ashley
    September 11, 2022

    We aren’t big in beef, so I made this with chicken tonight and holy wow! This is better than take out. My family of four (with two young kids) devoured this. Next time, I’ll have to double the recipe! I can’t begin to describe how good this is! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2022

      Nice to know that you love this with chicken too! Thanks for sharing that with us.

      Reply

      • Marilyn lindberg
        September 22, 2022

        U just finished making this!!! EXCELLENT!!! I don’t like cooking at all but this was soooo easy!! My husband who is very picky LOVED IT too!! Thank you for such an awesome meal!!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 22, 2022

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Marilyn! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

          Reply

  • Debbie
    September 8, 2022

    I made this recipe tonight but added extra fresh ginger and sriracha. Next time would add less sugar, but we loved the ease of the recipe! Definitely a keeper.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 8, 2022

      Thank you for the feedback, Debbie! I’m glad it was still enjoyed. 🙂

      Reply

  • Jerusha
    September 8, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    Can I substitute ginger powder for. Fresh ginger?
    My local grocery store doesn’t carry it.
    If so, how much?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 8, 2022

      Yes, you can do this. I would add it to taste, start with a smaller amount as ginger can be very strong.

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    • Vickie
      September 18, 2022

      I have made this several times and my family loves it. Was wondering though if u can freeze this meal. Thanks

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        September 18, 2022

        Thank you for the great review! I haven’t tested freezing this so I can’t say for sure but one of my readers said it does freeze well.

        Reply

  • Dean
    September 8, 2022

    I made the broccoli beef last night and it was fantastic and so easy to make. My wife loved it too. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Dean!

      Reply

  • Raiha
    September 7, 2022

    Hi. Is the 385 calorie mentioned for the entire dish or per person(since its mentioned its for 4 people)?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 7, 2022

      Hi Raiha! Yes, the nutrition facts are per each serving (4 servings total).

      Reply

  • Jacki
    September 4, 2022

    I don’t normally write reviews but we followed this step by step and holly molly it was so good! Will be saving this recipe and making it often! I honestly think this was the best beef and broccoli I’ve ever had. <3

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2022

      Hi Jacki, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Lori
    September 4, 2022

    This is my go to recipe! It turns out amazing every time. My boyfriend likes it saucy so I do double the sauce recipe. Natasha is amazing and I’ve haven’t tried a recipe of hers that we didn’t enjoy!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2022

      Aaaw, that made me smile. Thanks a lot for your great comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Preed
    September 4, 2022

    Simple. Delicious. Quick. Everyone always asks for this recipe. Trying it with chicken tonight

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2022

      Sounds great and I think it will be delicious with chicken too!

      Reply

  • Debbie Griffin
    August 30, 2022

    Hello from New Zealand. I have made this delicious beef stirfry 3 times now for my family and each time I make it my husband asks me if I have left a review yet, so here it is. This is such a delicious family meal that is restaurant quality. Simple, versatile, cost effective and healthy with a 5 star taste. Thank you Natasha x

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2022

      Aaw you are both the sweetest! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience trying out this recipe. We’re so glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Hananja
    August 26, 2022

    Easy ans delicious! Even without sesame oil and garlic (as I didn’t have). I also added onion and mushroom. Will definitely make it again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 26, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply

  • Joanna
    August 23, 2022

    I had been looking for the best Broccoli Beef recipe I have tried so many and all of them have always been “eh” and some just plain not tasty where all you could taste was the soy sauce and nothing else. Well after so many tries I finally found one that was absolutely delicious and will for sure cook again. I 100% recommend this recipe!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 23, 2022

      Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback, Joanna! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Miranda
    August 23, 2022

    This was so good! I used moose meat and marinated it for 2 hours with sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and black pepper before frying in a wok! The rest of the recipe I followed to a T. I made this for a family get together and every last bit was gone, I will definitely be making it again for meal prep

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 23, 2022

      Hi Miranda! What a great way to change it up. Thank you for sharing, I bet it was yummy! 🙂

      Reply

  • JimmyB
    August 23, 2022

    I made this last night. It was good, but for me just did not have quite the WOW! factor described in so many of the other reviews. My picky eater said it was very good. I made the sauce exactly as printed. I added some chopped onion and red pepper to the broccoli. I don’t have the patience to stand there and fry 128 little pieces of beef and turn them over with tongs one at a time. So I bought 4 large slices of thin sliced steak and cooked two at a time in the cast iron skillet. Then I took them over to the cutting board and cut them up into a bunch of little strips. When a person orders beef and broccoli at a Chinese takeaway it is common to get 2 or 3 little over cooked florets in the whole serving. It was a treat getting a generous serving of bright green broccoli in the dish. Served over white rice. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2022

      Hi Jimmy, thank you for sharing. I think the beef might turn out tastier the way it is written since it holds onto the sauce a little better that way. I’m so glad your picky eater approved. that’s wonderful!

      Reply

  • Frances
    August 21, 2022

    I just made this for dinner with a rib steak that had been in my frig for months that I knew won’t be tasty anymore. The marinade boosted the flavor and it was a delicious meal.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2022

      I’m so glad it all worked out, Frances! That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Morgy
    August 12, 2022

    I just made this and I love it love it love it! Quick simple delish.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 12, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Jilean Sample
    August 10, 2022

    I’m so glad I found this recipe. My whole family eats it & gobbles it up. I make extra so I don’t have to cook the next day. The best part about this recipe is that the corn starch goes into the sauce instead of coating the meat! Makes it so much easier & less messy! And the tip about freezing the meat a little before cutting made such a big difference. ♡

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2022

      We’re so glad that you found and tried this recipe! Thanks for the good comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • STagoric
    August 9, 2022

    Every time I make this dish with your recipe my wife declares that it’s better than the local Chinese Restaurant!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 9, 2022

      That’s so great! I’m happy you found a favorite on my blog!

      Reply

  • Emily
    August 9, 2022

    Dude, I NEVER leave reviews. But this… this was elite, it was heaven, THE SAUCE!! THE SAUCE IS SO SO GOOD 😭 I added white mushrooms to it, they balance out the chewy beef and crunchy broccoli so well! Super good comfort food, as well as being healthy, thanks so so much for the great recipe 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 9, 2022

      The addition of mushrooms sounds amazing! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • DD
    August 9, 2022

    This is absolutely the best beef and broccoli I have EVER eaten!! Easy to make (I made it exactly as the recipe said) and delicious doesn’t begin to describe this heavenly dish. If you make this don’t change a thing, it is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I found you on Pinterest and can’t wait to try more of your creations😁

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 9, 2022

      That is so great to hear! I’m so glad that you love this recipe a lot.

      Reply

  • Alan
    August 8, 2022

    Thank you so much for this recipe, Natasha! I made it vegan by using broth-marinaded soy curls (seitan would work as well). It came together well and my family loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2022

      Nice to know that, Alan. Thank you for sharing, I’m glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Rochelle
    August 2, 2022

    I have to make a double batch because my family gobbles it up. This is my MYOTO recipe. Thanks so much

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 2, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad they enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Max
    August 2, 2022

    I haven’t made this yet but I have been looking at a lot of recipes for beef and broccoli and I’m wondering why so many recipes call for brown sugar. I watched Ming Tsai make it and he didn’t call for any sweet ingredients. Have you or any of your viewers made it without a sweetener? If so I’m guessing you feel it’s better with it? With diabetes running in the family I like to be aware of my sugar intake and cut back whenever possible. Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2022

      Hi Max, I haven’t experimented with anything else, but honey would probably be the next best thing if you wanted to omit the sugar, just add it to taste since honey is sweeter than brown sugar cup for cup. One of my readers wrote: “We omit the brown sugar from this recipe because of my wife’s diet, but she does drizzle a slight amount of honey and that works amazing.”

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    • Lori
      September 16, 2022

      Hi Max,
      I just made a stir fry the other night and used a sauce recipe very similar to this one. The biggest difference was that it didn’t use brown sugar or any sweetener. The reviews for that recipe were were fantastic, but I found it to be underwhelming in the finished dish. So, I’m going to try this recipe and I’m betting this one will live up to my expectations. Natasha has not yet disappointed!

      Reply

  • Richard
    July 25, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I just made your beef and broccoli and everyone enjoyed it, it’s yummy. I have a question and that is …..is it healthy? I noticed there are high percentage of fats and cholesterol and I have to watch these for heart health.
    Richard

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2022

      Hi Richard, I usually eat everything in moderation. YOu can also check the nutrition facts in the recipe card.

      Reply

  • Kristen
    July 24, 2022

    Just made this and it did not disappoint! It was perfect and the cornstarch thickened the sauce just right. I added a little bit of red pepper flakes to give it a little heat and it was perfect. Will definitely be making this again. I had meat for a pot roast, and just sliced it into thin cuts, and it worked great.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 25, 2022

      That’s great, Kristen. Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Harma
    July 23, 2022

    My very picky teenage son who only likes processed foods tasted this and said it was a 9/10… He said if I made more food like this, he wouldn’t complain so much hahaha

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 24, 2022

      Haha awesome, thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • Mixtly
    July 22, 2022

    Im about to make this recipe! I don’t have any brown sugar is there any substitutes I can use ??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2022

      Hi Mixtly, I haven’t experimented with anything else, but honey would probably be the next best thing, just add it to taste since honey is sweeter than brown sugar cup for cup.

      Reply

  • Kayla
    July 21, 2022

    I’m not usually one to come back and leave comments but this dish was DELICIOUS! A must-try!
    I changed nothing other than added some onions and peppers, and it was devoured by my husband and kiddos!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2022

      I’m so happy it was a hit! thank you for your awesome feeback!

      Reply

  • Hollie
    July 18, 2022

    My (late) mom loved watching your videos and when I came across this while looking for a beef with broccoli recipe, it felt like she was saying hi to me so I knew I had to make it. <3 No regrets at all. I had some already cooked steak that had been a bit tough, I cut it up and let it sit in the sauce while I did the other steps, turned out AWESOME. Making it again tonight. Love how easy and tasty it is.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2022

      I’m glad you shared that with me, Hollie! I bet she’s so proud you’re making these recipes!

      Reply

  • Amanda Makinen
    July 15, 2022

    I have been craving Chinese food for a while and when I give in and order take out, its never what I am looking or. This was it, so darn good. I added some red pepper flake to give it some heat and I served it over noodles for dinner and than served over rice in my to-go for lunch. Both were amazing. I also added onion and bean sprouts for some extra veggie. I will be making again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Amanda!

      Reply

  • Tonya
    July 15, 2022

    Delicious! Made recipe as written and added mushrooms. My husband LOVED it! Glad I doubled the recipe so we can have leftovers. So Good!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Tonya!

      Reply

  • Sasha808
    July 13, 2022

    soooooo good!!! I’ve been craving a simple stir fry. i added shredded carrots.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2022

      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Mo Wheat
    July 12, 2022

    Goes together fairly easily as long as you make the sauce ahead. Would make again. Threw in some leftover chicken, too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Mo! I’m happy you loved it!

      Reply

  • Karen Lindley
    July 10, 2022

    This is perfect! Big for me is the fact that it’s not too salty and the broccoli still has some crispness. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2022

      You’re very welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed it, Karen.

      Reply

  • Shelby
    June 30, 2022

    This turned out really delicious and it is most definitely better than takeout!! I’m a terrible cook but even I didn’t screw this up! Lol Thanks so much for this recipe!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2022

      You’re so welcome! Great job to you too, glad it was a success.

      Reply

  • Lisa
    June 30, 2022

    What can I use in place of the ginger? My boyfriend quivers at the very mention of the word?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2022

      Hi Lisa, I saw this comment shared by one of our readers “This dish is fantastic! No need to order take out! I make it exactly as written except without ginger!” I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • mary
    June 26, 2022

    you nailed it on the sauce . it is interchangeable/adaptable to other recipes, just the right balance in the ingredients, and nothing exotic needed from the kitchen stores. thanks so much. ps this comment may already be way down in the lineup.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 26, 2022

      You’re welcome, Mary! Good to know that you liked this recipe!

      Reply

  • Cindy Mayes
    June 25, 2022

    Yum! This was very delicious! Just like the restaurants. I used a tenderloin that I had in the freezer. Hardest part was cutting that up. I cut it frozen to get thin slices. I never leave reviews, so you know it impressed me. Yum again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 25, 2022

      Thanks for sharing, Cindy! So glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Dominique
    June 20, 2022

    Delicious!! Super quick and easy and taste better than take out! Thanks so much for this recipe. Add some veggies liken corn, carrots,snap peas,peppers and even mushrooms!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2022

      You’re so welcome! Happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe a lot.

      Reply

  • Lynsey Cooper
    June 18, 2022

    Loved this sooooo much. As others have said, the sauce is incredible 🙂
    I’ve just grated ginger and garlic to freeze for future dinners and was wondering if the sauce alone can be frozen if I pre-made a batch?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2022

      Hi Lynsey, I’m so happy to hear you loved this recipe! I haven’t tested freezing this sauce so I can’t say for sure. One of my readers said it does freeze well.

      Reply

  • Linda
    June 14, 2022

    So easy and so delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe – It’s the first time I’ve cooked flank steak – what a pleasant surprise!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 15, 2022

      It really is so good! Thank you for the review, Linda! 🙂

      Reply

  • Stuart
    June 14, 2022

    Really enjoy this recipe. My only twist on it is I use beef broth instead of water. Adds just a hint of additional flavor.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2022

      That’s a good idea too, it makes it tastier! Thanks for the review and for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Alicia
    June 13, 2022

    Wonderful recipe – I have never made this dish before and it was easy and delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2022

      Thank you for the awesome feedback, Alicia!

      Reply

  • Steve Clarke
    June 13, 2022

    I’ve been making beef & broccoli for years with a recipe I picked up when I lived in Australia. Now that we’re in Panama, we can’t get the meat I normally used which was flank steak. It’s not a cut available here so we use tenderloin which is inexpensive here. Can’t get tri tip either. I want to try your recipe. What do you think about using tenderloin? Our beef here is grass fed and very tender for the most part. I also add un-roasted and unsalted cashews which add a nice bit of crunch. Also mushrooms. I’m going to make your recipe tonight. Love beef & broccoli.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 13, 2022

      Hi Steve, while I haven’t tried that, I bet that could work! HEre’s what one of my readers wrote: “I had some excess frozen trimmings from a full beef tenderloin I had previously cut into steaks. I sliced thin and followed the same steps. Awesome recipe followed exactly! So good in fact I tried it again with a frozen boneless chicken breast. Same deal- slice the chicken thin before it fully thaws to easily get the thin slices.” I hope this is helpful!

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  • Giselda Lok
    June 7, 2022

    You knocked this one out if the park, it was delicious. Broccoli was perfectly crispy flavour was awesome, we ate some of the rice with seaweed. We love spicy hot so put just a bit of soracha on it oh my gosh so good. Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

      You’re welcome! Good to know that you loved this recipe a lot.

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  • Dee
    June 7, 2022

    I never leave reviews, but this meal is honestly delicious, a much healthier version of Chinese takeout, and it’s very hard to mess it up. I’ve made it about 5 times and it always turns out amazing, including the first time. I always add more veggies, and here I usually add onion slices and red pepper and a pinch of cayenne. One time I used thinly sliced chicken breast instead of beef and it was amazing too. It has become one of our weekly dishes! Thank you Natasha 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 7, 2022

      That’s wonderful to hear, Dee. Thank you for the review.

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  • mm
    June 5, 2022

    sauce volume needs at least to be 3X . flavor is very good. love that it is doable. ,no exotic ingredients.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2022

      Thanks for your comments and feedback!

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  • Isabelle
    May 28, 2022

    Beef and broccoli is my favorite thing to get when ordering Chinese takeout. This recipe tastes just like the takeout version! Its delicious and so easy! I added MSG for extra flavor

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  • Michelle B.
    May 28, 2022

    Easy to make and great tasting sauce!! I add mushrooms and onions to mine, too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2022

      Isn’t it so good?! I’m happy you loved it!

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  • Heidi A
    May 26, 2022

    Just made this for dinner tonight and it was excellent. One thing, I used a tablespoon of cold water (out of the 1/2 cup water) to mix the corn starch into a slurry before making the sauce.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 26, 2022

      Nice! Thanks for sharing that with us, Heidi. We’re so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Susan West
    May 25, 2022

    It was so good that my “not hungry” (waiting to go get fast food) 17 year old emerged from her room and asked for some, and my picky.. and doesnt like asian food husband had 2 bowls!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2022

      Awesome, happy to know that everyone enjoyed the recipe!

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  • Emily Gauld
    May 24, 2022

    Super tasty and easy. I added broccoli stems for some crunch and quartered mushrooms. A little extra cracked black pepper too! Great recipe

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 24, 2022

      That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing, Emily.

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  • Monna
    May 23, 2022

    I am about to make this, but I don’t have time to go to the store to buy light soy. How much regular soy sauce would you use in place of it?
    Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2022

      Hi Monna, I saw that one of our readers shared this “This is one of the best recipes and my girls love it. We made it as printed the first time but settled on just 1 Tbsp sesame seed oil and 3 Tbsp ea. regular & low sodium soy sauce.” I hope that helps.

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  • Louise
    May 20, 2022

    It’s the second time I did this recipe. The first time I made the sauce thinner and didn’t like it that much, the second time I doubled the sauce and it was a hit. I found myself liking the pan, so so delicious! It was also the second recipe I did from Natasha’s Kitchen, I feel so happy. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 20, 2022

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Ekaterina Brand
    May 19, 2022

    Best beef and broccoli recipe ever! That sauce is unreal, I was licking it off the spoon before washing dishes. An important question, when these recipes (I can’t wait to try the ramen version) say sesame oil, is it toasted sesame oil or just plain sesame oil? Thank you. This is my third dinner made by you this week and your recipes are changing my life. I feel so capable where I used to feel so intimidated by cooking. And I love how much value you out on FLAVOR and nothing being dry/bland/boring, even the more simple things!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2022

      It’s a popular recipe for good reason! I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Ekaterina!

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  • Eve
    May 19, 2022

    My husband was hesitant when he saw the beef flank but he loved the meal. Even went back for more!
    So much better than take out. A lot less sugar too!
    Thanks for the great recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Eve!

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  • Camille Young
    May 19, 2022

    This is one of the best recipes and my girls love it. We made it as printed the first time but settled on just 1 Tbsp sesame seed oil and 3 Tbsp ea. regular & low sodium soy sauce.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Camille! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

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  • David
    May 14, 2022

    So yummy, I have tried so many times in the past to make this dish, your recipe makes it so easy and omg it is sooooo gooood.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, David!

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  • Gina
    May 12, 2022

    Fantastic. I thought it needed red pepper and onion and those were the perfect additions. Fresh pineapple on the side with jasmine brown rice. A perfect ten!!! The sauce is dynamite.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 12, 2022

      Thanks for the perfect rating, love it!

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  • CriS
    May 11, 2022

    This is my go to beef and broccoli recipe. I even shared it to my friends so they can try the recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 11, 2022

      Hi Cris! So glad you enjoy this recipe. Thank you for passing it along. 🙂

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  • Emily Bailey
    May 9, 2022

    This beef and broccoli was fabulous. We had some leftovers so we’re eating it again. We loved the sauce so I just made more for the leftovers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 9, 2022

      Hi Emily! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. The sauce is so good, we love it! Thank you for the feedback.

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  • Rico
    May 6, 2022

    I made this for my Boss, and I gave a big plate, I told him I hope I didn’t give you much. He came back with the plate empty and told me maaaan it was too good I couldn’t stop…lol. I used chicken instead. But I’m going to make with beef at home.
    Thank you for that delicious recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 6, 2022

      That’s wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Rico!

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  • Mark Robinson
    May 4, 2022

    This recipe is awesome. Super easy and the sauce is so very good. You could eat the sauce on an old shoe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • LORI J SOLARSKI
    April 21, 2022

    I made this last week and it was delicious. My hubby said “you can make this anytime”. It’s going to become one of my “easy” dinners.
    Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 21, 2022

      You’re very welcome! Thank you, I’m glad it was enjoyed.

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  • Rich
    April 19, 2022

    Hello,

    Should I use regular sesame oil or toasted sesame oil?

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  • Sarah L
    April 18, 2022

    Excellent! Thank you for sharing. Even my pickey eaters liked it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

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  • edwin brietz
    April 17, 2022

    I almost want to double the sauce next time. I added one onion quartered long ways to kinda mix things up. If you use frozen steam in bag broccoli like I did, only microwave it half the time before proceeding as normal. My beef cooked off some liquid so I got rid of that before proceeding. I added a small pinch of red pepper flake. I bet some baby corn, water chestnuts, and thin sliced carrot would be good also. If you make 2 bags of broccoli and a lot of beef like me, you may want to double the sauce. It was ok, but it almost has too much sesame oil.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Edwin. That helps!

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  • Stephanie L.
    April 13, 2022

    Oh my goodness this Beef Broccoli was delicious!!! The only thing I changed was using my zester instead of grating the ginger & garlic because I don’t like stringy pieces of ginger. My husband loved it as well. Thank You for such a wonderful recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Stephanie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Devon
    April 13, 2022

    Truly delicious and so much tastier than those gross bottled sauces. Substituted honey for brown sugar and even used cheap stew beef cut super thin…still came out amazing!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Devon!

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  • Akane
    April 12, 2022

    Didn’t have broccoli or beef so I used chicken and green beans . Used tamari and chopped sushi ginger. Doubled the sauce ingredients except for soy sauce. Yummm. Tastes just like the Chinese restaurant.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2022

      I’m glad the substitutions that you used worked well in this recipe! Thank you for the great feedback, we appreciate it.

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  • kevin
    April 12, 2022

    Natasha,

    Great recipe. I used boneless beef ribs. Added onion and doubled sauce. Family called it “restaurant grade!” First time and I have been cooking for a few years. Thank you. LOVE your web site

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2022

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Kevin!

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  • Alison
    April 5, 2022

    This recipe is great! The sauce is a win, and the instructions are easy to follow. I’m an amateur cook, and this will definitely be added to my meal rotation.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2022

      I’m so glad my recipes and blog are helpful, Alison! I hope you try more recipes soon!

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  • Scott B.
    April 1, 2022

    Hello Natasha,

    My wife doesn’t let me cook much because of some failures I made in the past. However, l still try at times because she always makes the same things. Gosh, she and my two kids LOVE your beef and broccoli recipe. Left out the sesame seeds, but that is the only difference. That sauce is amazing!! My family never comments on my food. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2022

      I’m so happy this was a hit, Scott! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Celina
    March 31, 2022

    I’m not a great cook by any means but I followed this recipe and it was amazing! I was so proud of myself and thrilled when my boyfriend said it was really good too. I’ll absolutely be following Natasha for more recipes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2022

      You should be proud! I’m so glad you love it, Celina! Thank you for your lovely review!

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  • Stacie Ontko
    March 28, 2022

    This was a hit with my whole family, from my 17 year old to my picky 5 year old! Doubled it and have enough for a lunch leftover and I can’t wait! This is great for a meal prep also! Thank you so much!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 28, 2022

      Hi Stacie! That is wonderful. So glad they all enjoyed this recipe. You’re very welcome.

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  • Les H
    March 27, 2022

    This recipe was great! I had to modify some spices because I didn’t have fresh on hand. Cut the soy sauce back a bit because I didn’t have low sodium and it was still delicious!!! Served over cauliflower rice for a healthier option! Definitely will make this again, thanks for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Hi Les, great to hear that the substitutions that you used worked well for this recipe. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Les H
    March 27, 2022

    This recipe was great! I had to modify some spices because I didn’t have fresh on hand. Cut the soy sauce back a bit because I didn’t have low sodium and it was still delicious!!! Served over cauliflower rice for a healthier option! Definitely will make this again, thanks for sharing!

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  • Cathy
    March 22, 2022

    This looks delish. I plan on preparing today. Might cut the soy a little for myself. On a side note. I have learned how to the salt and fat from some recipes due to cardiac and weight loss need. I however would appreciate any helpful tips you might have.
    Thank you

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 22, 2022

      Hi Cathy, I hope you enjoy this recipe. The only recommendation I have is to cut down salt or look for sodium-free or low sodium alternatives for ingredients that the recipes ask for.

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  • Rachelle
    March 16, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I just wanted to thank you for your amazing recipes. I have made your vegetable stir fry, creamy cauliflower soup with bacon and corn, and chicken parmesan. Tonight I’m making the salmon cakes for the first time. But your beef and broccoli recipe is my favourite! I make a few little adjustments to this one (I use 5 tbsp soy sauce, 4 tbsp brown sugar, and 2 tbsp cornstarch) and it always comes out delicious. I love turning to your blog for dinner ideas and watching your YouTube videos. Looking forward to trying more recipes in the future!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes, Rachelle! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Dan
    March 15, 2022

    Excellent recipe! My only modification was to add carrots for color and green onions for that bit of flavor.

    This sauce was one of the best of its type I’ve tried.

    Thank you for sharing it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 15, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Dan! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Deborah
    March 14, 2022

    Thank you for this very tasty recipe. It was my first attempt, and it was far superior to the B&B takeout. I added mushrooms as suggested.
    It was east to prep, quick to cook, and the one pan clean up made it a winner.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 15, 2022

      Thank you for sharing. I am happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Brad
    March 13, 2022

    I’ve made this recipe and Natasha’s Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry recipe and loved them both! I am curious about one difference in approach between the two recipes.. The Beef Broccoli recipe instructs cook the veggies first, then the meat second. The Chicken version cooks the meat first, then the veggies second. Is there a reason for the order between beef vs chicken? Does it matter? Just curious for my learning. And thank you for showing how to use fresh ginger!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 14, 2022

      Hi Brad! I’m happy you enjoy these recipes. You’re very welcome! The beef is cut thinly, therefore, it cooks very quickly and could become tough if we reversed the method and waited for the veggies to finish.

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