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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 670 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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  • Becky
    March 11, 2022

    I love your recipes and find that we often want to add them to our menu of things we want to cook. The one thing I wish is that when I pin it and put on my want to cook again list, it would be helpful if the picture had a name of what the dish is. That way I wouldn’t have to read and see if that is what I was looking for. Thanks so much Becky

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2022

      Thanks for your suggestion, Becky. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Susan
    March 9, 2022

    This is delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and the broccoli and sauce were especially good. Somehow my beef tough. I was really careful not to over cook it. I cut it very thin and I wondered if it’s possible for it to be too thin? Otherwise fantastic and so easy and quick! Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 9, 2022

      That could be, maybe experiment with it next time, sear it less so it does not overcook.

      Reply

    • ChiefBeef
      March 10, 2022

      All beef will cook differently. As the laziest possible option: I used stew beef, straight out the freezer frozen into a 1lb block, air fried it to thaw, broke it apart and seared it in the air fryer for a crisp outside but only about med-rare inside, cut it up with shears into smaller pieces (frokable sized chunks) put THAT into the Insta and cooked that per the recipe (10/10). Meanwhile, cooked the (lightly oiled) broccoli in the air fryer until soft but not crispy. Everything finished at the same time to add the conrstarch and thicken while i popped in the broccoli. Point? the stew beef is some of the toughest meat out there but by mechanically “digesting” it” beforehand – cook, cut, pressure cook, I was able to get in minutes what would have taken a lot longer otherwise. If I had steak? No way that would have been necessary, know what you’re cooking with and know how to cheat (without grandmas meat tenderizing hammer)

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    • Mary Beth
      March 13, 2022

      If you velvet your meat first (baking soda + water), your beef will stay tender.

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    • Astrid
      May 7, 2022

      Did you perhaps cut with the grain of the flank, accidentally?

      Reply

  • Jessica
    March 4, 2022

    Hi Natasha, Can I use frozen broccoli & how do you recommend cooking it? Thank you so much.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 4, 2022

      Hi Jessica, I think that would work fine. One of my other readers said they used frozen broccoli but cooked it separately before adding it in towards the end. I would steam or sautee the broccoli. I hope that helps.

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  • Akina
    March 2, 2022

    I’ve used this recipe twice and I absolutely love it! The taste is amazing and pretty easy to cook. Everything happens so quickly and takes me about 15 minutes. This is my go to recipe .

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2022

      That’s awesome feedback, thanks a lot for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Maria Supple
    February 26, 2022

    Thanks Natasha your recipe is amazing, easy fast practical no using lots of pans 🙂 it’s soo delicious. The best Broccoli Beef Recipe. I checked them all. 🤩 easy to cook for old and young

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Maria!

      Reply

  • Ashley
    February 22, 2022

    Loved the recipe! Doubled the ginger and garlic. Added onion and bell peppers!

    Will for sure make again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Susan
    February 22, 2022

    I made this before and am gathering ingredients to make again. Will double sauce this time. Made a second sauce batch after the fact because it really makes the meal. The meat I use is deer back strap. Excellent meal.

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  • Lauren
    February 18, 2022

    This was much better than takeout. I followed the recipe exactly. Will be making again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Adam
    February 16, 2022

    The recipe was a hit! My 3 year old daughter loved it, but not as much as the video she requests to watch every day, on repeat! “I want to watch the woman make brock-a-lee.” 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Mary
    February 12, 2022

    My family’s favorite beef and broccoli recipe ever! I didn’t have sesame oil so I just used vegetable oil instead, and it still turned out great. 🙂 I also love onion so I added one chopped onion when I added the broccoli.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 12, 2022

      That’s great! I’m happy it worked out and was enjoyed!

      Reply

  • ThatFedjeGirl
    February 9, 2022

    This is so delicious! To stay in my beef budget I used chuck steak and it worked very well. I julienned some sweet peppers I had in the frig and tossed them in with the broccoli. The sauce was so wonderful. I omitted the sesame oil because I don’t like it and in place I added 2 T of Thai sweet chili sauce. I will definitely be making this often and I need to spend some time on your site and try some more recipes of yours : ) Delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2022

      Sounds great and good to know that the substitutions that you used worked well too. Thank you for sharing that with us, I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Jenn
    February 7, 2022

    This was delicious! The tip about freezing the meat for a while to help get thin slices worked perfectly. We are not big fans of broccoli so I used snow peas and thinly sliced bell pepper. Our 12 years old said “this is so good. We HAVE to have this again”. I didn’t even eat the rice because the beef and veggies in the sauce were so yummy!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 7, 2022

      Yum! I am so glad it was a hit! I know that kids can be picky eaters so that’s a win for sure! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Christie
    February 4, 2022

    Amazing Recipe! Better than a restaurant! My husband had thirds and my friends all had seconds. I got so many compliments! I made it GF by using GF Soy Sauce.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Marisol Sanchez
    February 3, 2022

    Delicious stir fry! It came together quickly and easily and the flavor is phenomenal!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2022

      Isn’t it the best! I’m so glad you loved it, Marisol!

      Reply

  • Joy Turner
    February 1, 2022

    Made this recipe for a quick Tuesday night meal and it is so good!!! Packed full of flavor and my husband and children love it! Will be keeping this recipe in the books to make again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 1, 2022

      Good to hear that the recipe was a huge hit! Thanks a lot for the review, Joy.

      Reply

  • S
    January 31, 2022

    If I don’t have low sodium soy sauce. Would I just half the amount required?
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      Hi S, If using regular soy sauce, definitely cut it down and add to taste.

      Reply

  • Larry
    January 27, 2022

    I just made this tonight. It came out really well and very similar to what we’d expect at a restaurant. The sauce came out a bit thicker than I wanted, so I added a little water at the end to loosen things up, which did the trick. I think next time I would use 1 T corn starch instead of 1.5 T. I added a couple of Thai chilis for some heat, which worked nicely, and some carrots.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 27, 2022

      Sounds good, Larry. Feel free to make some adjustments according to your preference. Good to know that you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Charlotte Landrith
    January 27, 2022

    I made this recipe for the first time and I have to say the sauce was delicious! My only issue was that the beef was tough. I couldn’t find flank steak so I used London Broil which was supposed to be close to the same as flank steak. Any suggestions?

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    • Natasha
      January 28, 2022

      Hi Charlotte, London Broil is a very tough cut of beef and is not ideal for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Lauri
    January 24, 2022

    OMG. That sauce!!!! I was licking the bowl!!! I wish my flank steak wasn’t so tough, but I will probably tenderize it first the next time. Oh, yeah – there will be many “next times”!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      That sounds like a great plan, Lauri. I hope it becomes your new favorite!

      Reply

  • Charles
    January 24, 2022

    Made recipe and I received lots of compliments. It turned out like something you would get in a nice restaurant. I would definitely make again

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      That’s the best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Evelyn
    January 24, 2022

    Can I make the stir-fry sauce in advance, or does it have to be made and used then and there?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      Hi Evelyn, we prefer it all fresh!

      Reply

  • jack
    January 23, 2022

    I marinaded the beef for an hour in some soy and sesame oil added a little corn starch and baking soda. I followed your recipe and the wife and I really liked it, it’s a keeper, thanks jack

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2022

      Sounds perfect, Jack. I’m happy that you both liked this recipe!

      Reply

  • John
    January 15, 2022

    Was delicious! Will be making it more often!
    My 97 yo Mom loved it too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review, John!

      Reply

  • Liz
    January 14, 2022

    Was a little hesitant about making this dish because I thought I wouldn’t like it. It was super yummy! Used wagyu steak strips & I did double the sauce because I thought it wouldn’t be enough but I probably didn’t have to. Better than take out or any beef & broccoli dish I’ve had from a restaurant. Will be making it again & again! I’ll also be checking out other recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      We always say homemade is bet! I’m so glad you loved this! I bet it is so good with Wagyu!

      Reply

  • MB
    January 14, 2022

    I want to try making this. Do you think I could add water chestnuts to this and when would I add them? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      Hi MB, I bet that could work great here! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Butch Gibson
    January 13, 2022

    Wow, amazing flavor. The only thing i done different was I used Munk fruit sweetener and I put it over cauliflower rice.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 13, 2022

      Sounds good, I’m glad that worked out well and you enjoyed the result!

      Reply

  • Tammy
    January 12, 2022

    This is better than beef & broccoli. Thank you so much. The sauce is perfect. I used Mushrooms for my meat & added zucchini & squash. The sauce is amazing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 13, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it, Tammy!

      Reply

  • Jessica Limestall
    January 9, 2022

    Holy deliciousness, Batman! This dish is fantastic! No need to order take out! I make it exactly as written except without ginger! The dept of this delish is👌Thank you Natasha for another home cooked home run! You make my family very happy with your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Aaaw, that is such a sweet comment, it means a lot to me. Thank you for the review!

      Reply

  • Joan Brown
    January 6, 2022

    Made this last night. It was a huge hit. I’d recommend doubling the sauce. I had 1.5 lbs of meat and it took all the amazing sauce! Yummy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      Isn’t it the best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Willene Frost
    January 1, 2022

    When I went to sauté the meat, halfway through cooking, their was a lot of liquid and it was more like boiling it. Don’t know what I did wrong.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2022

      Hi Wilene, it sounds like you had too much beef for the size pan used. When the chicken is crowded, it boils out the juices instead of searing it. I recommend either using a larger pan or cooking the beef in batches. I hope this is helpful!

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      • lois
        January 9, 2022

        He is talking about beef as this is in the beef and broccoli recipe. Why did you mention chicken?????

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    • Roger
      January 7, 2022

      Cook the meat in batches. If put all the meat in at once you will be steaming it

      Reply

  • Alison
    December 30, 2021

    This was so delicious, thanks for the great recipe! I made it exactly as shown and it turned out beautifully.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2021

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

      Reply

      • Lisa Ray
        February 1, 2022

        This sounds great! I’ll be making this tonight, but plan to add about a cup of sliced mushrooms. When would you add those in the process, and what would be the new calorie count?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 1, 2022

          Hi Lisa, I haven’t tested that but it sounds like a great addition. Here’s what one of our readers wrote “Tried the beef and broccoli recipe tonight (substituted the beef for chicken and added some mushrooms and carrots) and it was AMAZING. The sauce was perfect! Will definitely make this again.” I hope that helps.

          Reply

  • Denise
    December 28, 2021

    Another great recipe! Hubster approved – adding to the rotation.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Farah
    December 24, 2021

    This is the best chineese food recipie I have ever made myself at home! My family loved it. Will be looking at the others for sure. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Farah! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Angelina Valdez
    December 21, 2021

    Was easy and delicious will be adding to the list of weekly dinners thank u Natasha

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  • Simon Goodman
    December 21, 2021

    Made this tonight… slight variation — I added onions (sautéed for a few mins before adding the broccoli) band threw in cashews at the end… and it was delish. The family loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Lauren
    December 16, 2021

    Delicious, simple, and healthy! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It was SO filling and so quick to whip up! Better than restaurant-quality! We served over egg noodles and it was amazing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Karen O
    December 14, 2021

    Just made this tonight and the sauce was delicious. Tasted better than take out and there was xtra sauce for the rice. I did add a little oyster sauce in place of some of the soy sauce but that’s the only sub I made.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2021

      Hello Karen, great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. I always prefer homemade compared to take out so totally agree!

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  • Rachel
    December 13, 2021

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! The only three things things I did differently was using hot beef stock instead of hot water, added red pepper, and I did not freeze the flank steak. If you buy fresh, good quality flank steak and own a very sharp knife, freezing beforehand isn’t necessary. I did double the recipe, and there were no issues at all. For a side dish, I made an Asian cucumber salad. I definitely recommend watching Natasha’s video before doing anything. It is super helpful and shows you the importance of having everything prepped before placing anything into the pan. Thank you so much for this recipe, Natasha! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Ann
    December 10, 2021

    Best Beef and Broccoli recipe I’ve ever made! Definitely going to print this recipe and make it again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Heather Gagnon
    December 1, 2021

    It doesn’t get any better than this. Quick and simple to make and absolutely delicious. I added a red bell pepper to my dish. Kept the sauce as written. Will definitely be making this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2021

      That’s awesome feedback, Heather. Thank you for the review!

      Reply

  • Samara Fahim
    November 18, 2021

    ❤️This is on point. My only change was that I doubled the sauce. (We love the sauce!)
    Better than the restaurants.
    Best beef and broccoli I’ve eaten and amazingly I actually cooked it!
    Wow! Thank you. You are my go to for recipes every time!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 18, 2021

      Thank you for your great comments and feedback. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try from my website.

      Reply

  • Darrell Featherston
    November 5, 2021

    I made this tonight and it was delicious. I added some crushed red pepper flakes and it was better than any I’ve had in any restaurant. Definitely will make this version from now on. I might open a food truck and sell it!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Nancy Sullivan
    November 2, 2021

    Very good I added some Sliced Onion and Mushrooms, but It was a bit too Salty for me. I will cut back on Salt next time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    October 21, 2021

    Very good recipe! Love the sauce. I’ve been making two different beef and broccoli recipes for 40 years and this sauce is better than both of my go to recipes. I add onion, peppers and mushrooms to broccoli if I have on hand. A new favorite!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2021

      I’m so happy you found a new favorite, Debbie! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Tamora L Hurd
    October 16, 2021

    Nice and easy to follow. I would ammend by decreasing soy sauce by 1 Tb.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2021

      Thanks for your review and suggestion.

      Reply

  • Kim
    October 4, 2021

    Soo good ! My mom thought it was takeout ! Thank you Natasha!

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  • Fran Wharton
    October 3, 2021

    We had this tonight and it’s wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • October 3, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for the great review

      Reply

  • Tko
    October 2, 2021

    This is the best sauce I’ve ever made! It was so easy and DELICIOUS! Thank you!

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  • Stephanie Tillich
    September 23, 2021

    Hi- the recipe says 2tbs olive oil but in directions it only says to add one tablespoon, where do I add the other tablespoon?
    Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2021

      Hi Stephanie, we add 1 tbsp in step #3: “Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil.” and the other tablespoon in step #4: “Increase heat to high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil.” I hope this is helpful!

      Reply

  • John Wiebe
    September 10, 2021

    Delicious, one of my favorite recipes. I add onions and mushrooms then substitute chow mein noodles for the rice. So good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Vanessa
    September 7, 2021

    This was delicious. Used broccolini because it looked better at the store than the broccoli. Left the sauce thick and gooey (did not add the water) and loved it that way. Will definitely make it again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Trinity
    September 3, 2021

    What gives this dish a the high carb content?
    I didn’t think light brown sugar and the cornstarch would give it that much.
    Looking for a keto version of this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      Hi Trinity! I havne’t tried a low carb version but here’s what one of my readers wrote: “This was seriously so good and really easy to make. I subbed golden monkfruit sweetener for the brown sugar and used xanthan gum instead of cornstarch, served with cauliflower rice because we’re trying to eat keto/low carb, and it was SO GOOD! I will for sure make this again, and I’m looking forward to trying more of Natash’s recipes.” I hope that helps!

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  • Snares
    August 25, 2021

    Delicious!! I used moose meat instead of beef, beef broth instead of the hot water and added little bit of the sauce while cooking the meat. Boyfriend absolutely loved it as did I. Will be making this recipe again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2021

      I bet that was so good! I’m glad you both enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Graham S
    August 17, 2021

    This was fantastic. The only thing I ended up changing after a bit of experimentation was replacing the hot water in the sauce with some low sodium beef stock. Small touch that really amps up the beef flavor if that’s your jam!

    Amazing recipe all around.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 18, 2021

      Hello Graham, thanks for sharing that with us Good to know that it turned out fantastic!

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  • J
    August 11, 2021

    Darn fine recipe!!!! Better than the best restaurant says theirs is ! My son who never compliments my cooking said this was the best meal in 10 years I made for him 😊. I used Trader Joe’s balsamic rosemary beef tips which I rinsed prior to putting in the pan and it absorbed the best sauce and was sooo tender! Will be using this recipe again!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, J!

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  • Jean Franke
    August 9, 2021

    This was not “a quick and easy 30 minute dinner”. The prep alone took at least 30 minutes. That saying, if you have the time, this is delicious.

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  • Teresa
    August 7, 2021

    Natasha – Your recipe deserves the “Gold Medal” for deliciousness and ease! So grateful to find your site – this is my first go and it was brilliant! Followed recipe exactly but doubled sauce… Happy husband happy wife! Thank you! Blessings!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2021

      Oh thank you for your nice feedback Teresa.

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  • Amanda
    August 4, 2021

    Natasha, I have made many many of your dishes. They are AMAZING. I love how quick easy they are. and your ingredients are not the “hard to find” kind. I have made this recipe a few times now (with a few tweaks) and it is absolutely wonderful. I’ve always been an extra sauce kinda person. So I doubled the sauce ingredients. Not the ginger/garlic. Only used about 3 TBS of sesame oil. I also steamed the broccoli first. Then Added it all the meat once it was cooked. SO GOOD!!! THANK YOU!! You are AWESOME!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Amanda. I’m all smiles

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  • Cathy
    August 3, 2021

    Omg this was so good!!!! This was an easy to follow recipe. I handed oyster sauce and mushrooms.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Cathy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Bonnie Thompson
    July 23, 2021

    My husband and I just made this beef with broccoli with the broccoli that we grew in our garden. Delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2021

      That’s so great, Bonnie! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I bet it’s so much better with garden-fresh broccoli!

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  • Christine
    July 19, 2021

    Thank you, Natasha for this easy to follow recipe! Absolutely delicious! Made it tonight and it was a hit!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

      You are welcome, Christine. I’m happy that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks for giving it a try!

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  • Kit
    July 17, 2021

    With just picked broccoli, I made this (with London Broil) and it was so yummy! I really do. It like to cook. Up your recipes are so fun to make. Thank you!

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    • Kit
      July 17, 2021

      I meant to say I don’t like to cook. But your recipes….
      Darn spell check!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2021

      Thank you for that lovely review, Kit! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes.

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  • Cathryn
    July 6, 2021

    I love this sauce recipe…I’ve tried many and this is the best..my family likes everything hot so I add some red pepper flakes to give it a little kick

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2021

      Yum! great idea, Cathryn! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Haley
    July 6, 2021

    I really enjoy this recipe, however there are some things I change to really get that favorite Chinese restaurant dish to it.
    First is velveting the beef – this is a traditional method of tenderizing meat that will give you those tender and silky pieces.
    Secondly is adding a lot more garlic, as well as a bit of sriracha if you like more flavor complexity and heat.
    Thirdly is about half the sugar is enough. I find this recipe to be way to sweet.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 7, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Haley!

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    • Chantal
      November 24, 2021

      Thank you for the velveting tip. I’ve never heard of it but always wondered how Chinese restaurants have such soft beef strips. I’m trying it tonight!

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  • Chris
    July 4, 2021

    Excellent recipe I even added carrots and mushrooms to the broccoli. This one is a keeper.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 4, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for your review, Chris. Glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Melissa P.
    June 19, 2021

    Amazing!! This recipe tasted like take out,but better! No nasty generic taste from the frozen food section. Natasha, I have never been disappointed in any recipe I’ve made from you. You are an amazing chef! I have a very happy family thanks to your recipes.

    This beef and broccoli is a MUST!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Melissa! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes! I’m so inspired reading your review.

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  • Elizabeth
    June 15, 2021

    Is all that sugar necessary? Is this an American thing because I’ve never seen a Chinese Beef and Broccoli recipe with sugar

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2021

      Hi Elizabeth, it helps balance the flavor but feel free to omit it from the recipe

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      • Marie-anne Beaudet
        June 27, 2021

        I think I put in to much cornstarch case mine came out too think any hints I put in 1 cup 1/2 cornstarch

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        • Sheila Swanson
          June 29, 2021

          IT IS 1 AND ONE HALF TB

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        • Keena C
          November 7, 2021

          WOW!! I bet it was EXTRA thick!! The recipe called for 1 1/2 TABLESPOONS not CUPS…I hope you give it another try because it is delicious!

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  • Griselda L Martinez
    June 9, 2021

    I love watching all your cooking videos, your funny and your instruction are so easy to follow. I have had a great time make meals for and with my family, Thanks Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 9, 2021

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Griselda!

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  • Theresa Collins
    June 8, 2021

    Amazing!! My “go to” for a quick tasty dinner!! Tonight my fiancé said “it looks just like Natasha’s picture”!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2021

      It sounds like you did an amazing job putting this recipe together, Theresa! I’m so glad you both enjoyed this dinner!

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  • Linda Yurhel
    June 8, 2021

    This came out amazing on the skillet but I was wondering if you can make this recipe in a slow cooker?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2021

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe, Linda!

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  • Annie
    June 2, 2021

    This is the 8th time I am making this recipe and I absolutely love it!!! Full of Asian flavor and so easy to make!! I am substituting pork loin today. I will let you know how it goes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 2, 2021

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

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    • Natacha
      February 1, 2022

      Trying to eat healthier & I’m wondering if I can sub honey for the brown sugar , and if I’d use the same amount of honey for it to taste the same ?

      PS, I’ve made this tons of times the way it’s written with the exception of adding mushrooms and velveting the beef – and it is absolutely amazing!! Hands down one of my favourite recipes!! My family gobbles it down every time ! Thank you!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 1, 2022

        Hi Natacha, 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.

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  • Annie
    June 1, 2021

    This was great! We all loved this including my 9 year old daughter!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 1, 2021

      Awesome, thank you for your great review, Annie!

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  • Victoria
    May 31, 2021

    Your recipes never fail! I always look to see if you have a recipe before I make anything new! ❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      Aww, you’re so nice! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

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  • Jamie
    May 26, 2021

    This was so easy and delicious! The sauce is perfect: it thickens well once added to the pan, and it’s not too sweet like most other recipes. Will definitely make again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2021

      That’s so great, Jamie! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

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  • Glenda Waters
    May 26, 2021

    To hear my husband say, “this is one of my favorite dishes”, is like over the moon for me. Most of the time whenever I try something new, he doesn’t care for it, even though he is thankful. I did add zucchini and slivers of carrots. Thank you so very much, you are a joy and a blessing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2021

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

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