Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Here is another great kid-friendly recipe from my mother-in-law.  It’s originally from The Pampered Chef.  Sometime in our first year of marriage, I brought my recipe notebook to her kitchen and asked to copy down all my husband’s favorite meals.  This was one of those favorites.  And the next generation is calling it a favorite too.  I usually double it–the leftovers are great.

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs. cornstarch
3 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
1 boneless beef sirloin (about 1 1/4 lbs.)
3 cups broccoli florets
1 med. onion, chopped
1 med. red bell pepper (I usually don’t add this, but it would be good!)
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 to 1 cup beef broth, depending on how saucy you like it. (I add 1 cup)
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
Red pepper flakes, to taste (for the adults)


  1. Whisk soy sauce, cornstarch, and oil.  
  2. Cut steak lengthwise in half, and then crosswise into 1/4” strips. 
  3. Add beef to soy sauce mixture and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate 15 min. to marinate (if you have time).  
  4. Meanwhile, cut broccoli into florets and onion into wedges.  Cut bell pepper into thin strips.  Press garlic.  Set vegetables aside
  5. Heat 1 tsp. oil in large skillet over med. high heat.  Add half of beef and 1/4 tsp. ginger and stir-fry 2-3 min.  Repeat with remaining oil and beef and last 1/4 tsp. ginger.  (I usually stir-fry all the beef at once in a very large skillet just to save time.)  Then transfer beef to different bowl.
  6. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in skillet.  Add broccoli, onion, and bell pepper, and stir-fry 3-4 min. until everything is tender enough for the kids to like!
  7. Return beef to skillet and add broth.
  8. Stir gently for 1 min until sauce is thickened.
  9. Serve over brown rice.
  10. Cut beef strips into tiny pieces for the little ones.
  11. Pass the red pepper flakes shaker to the adults for some extra spice!


About Sarah Lundgren

child of God. married to my best friend. mommy of 4 treasures. at home with my babies.

2 responses »

  1. I need to try this one! Thanks Sarah


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