Healthy Beef and Broccoli

4.7 from 7 reviews

Craving Asian but not MSG? Try this Healthy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with homemade sauce that can be on your family dinner table in 30 minutes.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 2 lbs flank, tri-tip or sirloin steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 2 lbs broccoli, cut into florets & stalks chopped
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use Bragg’s liquid aminos)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or liquid honey
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 4 green onion sprigs, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup water, soy sauce, maple syrup, cornstarch and set aside.
  2. Preheat wok on high heat and swirl 1 tbsp sesame oil to coat. Add beef and cook for 7 minutes or until browned a bit, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Return wok to high heat and swirl remaining 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 30 seconds stirring constantly. Add 1/4 cup water and broccoli, stir quickly. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir the sauce really well (cornstarch tends to settle) and add to the wok along with cooked beef. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for a few minutes or until sauce has thickened, stirring.
  5. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Serve hot over brown rice, quinoa or noodles of choice.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 24 hours (longer broccoli is too soggy).


“Stir fry” means to cook small pieces of food quickly on high heat and stirring constantly. So make sure all beef stir fry ingredients are prepped before you light the stove.

Use well-preheated wok.

My favourite oil to use for stir frying is toasted sesame oil because it’s so Asian, and so is stir fry.

Because I used venison and ceramic non-stick wok my meat is not as browned. Yours will turn out nicer.

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