Beef and Broccoli

I think I finally have the sauce thing down - just enough, but not too much.

Beef and Broccoli

January 09, 2023

Yield: Serves 2

Prep time: 5

Cook time: 10

Total time: 15




  • 1 or 2, 3 oz filets (I gave up using anything else, because of tenderness), sliced thin
  • 1 head of broccoli, stems removed and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced medium
  • 1 oz of some red peppers for color (optional)
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice ( This time I used half white/half brown rice)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 reserved


Sauce Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or more, to taste
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil see note
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch




  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.  You will need to stir again before adding to the stir fry, as the cornstarch will settle and the oil will separate.


Main Instructions:

  1. In a small dish, add a splash of water and the broccoli, cover and microwave for 3 minutes. 
  2. Add 1 tbsp sesame oil to the pan/wok,  heat over high heat,, add the steak, it should be sizzling crazy like, and stir at least every 30 seconds to 1 minute until you see the beef cooking through and getting a bit crusty on the edges. 
  3. Add the onion, and cook for 3 more minutes, then add the broccoli, all while continually stirring to make sure everything is getting even heat.
  4. When the onions and broccoli are to your designed done-ness,  stir the sauce mixture and add to the pan.  It should take about 1-2 minutes to fully thicken.   Stir, turn the heat off, allowing the mixture to sit for a moment while you gather everything you need to serve, then enjoy over some cooked rice.  Garnish with sliced green onions if you like.