20-Minute Beef Broccoli Recipe Is a Delicious Budget Dinner by Dawn Taylor

20-Minute Beef Broccoli Recipe Is a Delicious Budget Dinner

My family loves Chinese food, but we all know about the excessive sodium and sugar most of our favorite dishes contain. I decided to throw something together from my pantry that would hopefully be just as yummy, but wouldn't contain as much salt and sugar. This quick 20-minute beef broccoli recipe was a success!

This easy steak and broccoli recipe is what I came up with. Delicious! It only takes 20 minutes and tastes amazing. To make this Chinese stir-fry recipe you will need soy sauce, garlic, beef broth, cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic powder, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, chuck or flank steak, broccoli and onion.

Serve this tasty budget recipe for dinner with rice or noodles.

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Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4




  • 1 pound chuck steak or flank steak, cut into small strips
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into strips
  • 1 large broccoli bunch, cut into florets

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Recipe Notes

  • I like a lighter sauce so the taste of the meat and veggies come through, but if you want more just increase the broth and soy sauce.
  • Add more vegetables if you want, then you have a stir fry!
  • Use a bag of packaged and ready-to-cook broccoli florets for an even easier preparation.
  • Toss the meat and vegetables often to avoid overcooking, and only do this for a minute or two.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients. Divide into two bowls.
  2. Add a little olive oil to a large skillet. Brown the steak then remove from heat, placing in a bowl with half of the marinade.
  3. Add another splash of oil to pan and cook the onions and broccoli until slightly tender.
  4. Add the steak back into the pan and pour the reserved marinade into the pan. Continue to toss the steak and broccoli until they are thoroughly coated and cook until tender. Serve over rice or pasta. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 527

Total Fat: 34.9g

Saturated Fat: 7.5g

Cholesterol: 62mg

Sodium: 3650mg

Total Carbohydrate: 20.2g

Dietary Fiber: 2.1g

Total Sugars: 11.1g

Protein: 37.7g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 48mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 594mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, Dawn Taylor , this sounds so good! I love making Asian dishes at home. So much flavor, and pretty easy, too. Thank you for sharing the yum!
Beef and broccoli is one of my fave Chinese meals...
What a simple weeknight dinner! 🥦
Gracie Shepard
I am looking forward to trying this recipe. Your third ingredient states beef broth, but not the quantity. Only states "1/2".
Donna John
It's a 1/2 cup beef broth.
David Stevens
Is it 1/2 cup or can of low-sodium beef broth? I'm looking forward to making it tonight.
Donna John
It's 1/2 cup beef broth. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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