Chinese Beef Broccoli Recipe ( How to make Chinese Beef Broccoli )

June 14, 2011
(Last Updated On: May 3, 2012)

Chinese Beef Broccoli Recipe,  Learn how to make Chinese Beef Broccoli from  This dish is a heart-healthy and delicious stir fry beef and broccoli recipe, that is quick and easy to prepare and adds protein from the beef strips with authentic Chinese cuisine taste.

Chinese Beef Broccoli Recipe has it all, the cancer fighting broccoli, heart-healthy garlic, and lean meat are chopped up and stir fried in a nonstick skillet, then simmered in a delicious, fragrant brown sauce that delicately envelops the meat and vegetables.  This dish uses little oil, but it doesn’t lack in big taste.

The secret to Chinese Beef Broccoli Recipe big taste is in the browning of the beef, and a secret ingredient sesame oil, used often as a flavoring in Asian dishes.  The healthy thing about Sesame oil, it is high in omega-6 fatty acid, polyunsaturated fats, is low in saturated fats, and contains vitamin E and antioxidants, sesamol and sesamin. highly recommend this heart-healthy and delicious Chinese Beef Broccoli Recipe.

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Chinese Beef Broccoli Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo flank or sirloin, sliced thinly across the grain
  • 1/2 kilo broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame cooking oil
  • 2 medium sized onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely minced or mushed through garlic crusher
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

For the Beef Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoons Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Chinese Beef Broccoli Cooking Instructions:

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Marinate the beef:

  • Stir together the beef marinade ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Add the beef slices and stir until coated.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes

Prepare the sauce:

  • Stir together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

Blanch the broccoli:

  • Cook the broccoli in a small pot of boiling, salted water until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes.
  • Drain thoroughly.

To Cook:

  • Heat a large frying pan or wok over high heat until a bead of water sizzles and instantly evaporates upon contact.
  • Add the cooking oil and swirl to coat.
  • Add the beef and immediately spread the beef out all over the surface of the wok or pan in a single layer (preferably not touching). Let the beef fry undisturbed for 1 minute.
  • Flip the beef slices over, add the garlic to the pan and fry for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute until no longer pink, Pour in the sauce, add the blanched broccoli and bring to a boil.
  • Pour in the dissolved cornstarch and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens, 30 seconds.

Tip: To slice beef very thin partially freeze it, or if frozen, slice before it is completely thawed.

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    crystal gibson

    April 24, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for the great recipe. I love beef and broccoli when we get Chinese. I will have to make this and some veggie fried rice sometime this weekend.

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    Laurie yourpilgrim123 AMERICAN

    April 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Your recipes always look and sound so good. I get hungry and inspired every time I stop by. Everything looks so delicious. I love this one. When’s dinner?

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    Crystal Rogers Walker
    April 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I have never fixed this but it is one of my favorites and I will be trying this recipe this weekend, thanks for a good one

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    April 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    this looks delicious. i have been to the Philippines once and the food and culture there is wonderful. this recipe is a combination of three of my favorites Chinese, beef and broccoli.

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    Wendy hutton

    April 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love beef broccoli

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    Karen Giasson

    April 10, 2015 at 8:29 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. I am going to try this recipe the next time my family wants chinese food.

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    Tom Bellamy

    April 10, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I love beef broccoli. I get it all the time at Chinese restaurants.

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    Ruth chu

    January 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    this sounds great i havent had Filipinofood before and think there are many recipes i want to try thanks

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    May 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    masarap ito, ma try nga lutuin… thanks pinoy recipe…

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    March 22, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Yummy foods! Nagugutom na ako!

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    January 9, 2012 at 3:19 am

    i like this

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