Start the weekend out right with this Chinese beef and broccoli dinner. It is filled with fork-tender strips of steak and crisp vegetables. Served in a rich, tasty teriyaki sauce.
How to Make a Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
I truly enjoy Asian-style food. With sushi being arguably a top 10 Asian dish, another recipe that has to score close to it would be a beef and broccoli stir fry.
With innumerable ways to prepare, one aspect never seems to change; it is always smothered in a delicious “brown sauce” filled with a deep rich flavor. A heaping scoop of that on top of some egg noodles; delicious!
This particular recipe is made using cubed round steak. Round steak often gets a rap as being a tough, undesirable cut of meat. But thinly sliced and stir-fried, it is absolutely impossible to go wrong.
So grab that round steak out of the back of your freezer that you weren’t sure what to do with, and get cooking.
Terriyaki Beef Stir Fry with Noodles
Prepare everything before starting because once it gets going, things will move quickly.
- Slice bell pepper, onion and meat, thinly and against the grain.
- Measure out soy sauce (or coconut aminos) along with teriyaki sauce, arrowroot powder and butter.
- Heat up a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add cooking oil of choice to the skillet along with the peppers, onions a bag of frozen broccoli and meat. Cook about 5 minutes allowing to meat to brown and vegetables to soften.
- Remove from skillet, reduce heat to medium-low and add soy sauce, teriyaki, butter as well as a dash of ground pepper and garlic powder. Stir constantly.
- When the sauce starts to bubble, about 3-5 minutes, add in arrowroot powder, a little at a time and whisk in until it starts to thicken.
- Add the meat and veggies back to the skillet.
Serve immediately with egg noodles or rice.
Tips for Chinese Beef and Broccoli
Marinate the meat in soy sauce, corn starch, or baking soda, as is common in Chinese dishes.
This recipe can be enjoyed with either pork, chicken, or the vegan alternative of tofu. Just be sure the meat you choose is fully cooked before serving.
The most common cuts include flank and skirt steak. However, pretty much any steak will be perfect in this recipe.
Add a bit of arrowroot powder or corn starch to the liquid over medium heat. Stir constantly until desired thickness is reached.
This is best served over steamed rice or egg noodles with a side of egg rolls.
Store leftover stir fry in the fridge to be enjoyed within the next 3-4 days. Or Freeze for a later meal. Just be sure to use it within the next few months.
Popular stovetop recipes:
- 1lb round steak, thinly sliced against the grain
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 cup of frozen broccoli
- ⅛ cup of arrowroot powder
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce
- ½ cup of soy sauce, or coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp of avocado oil
- 1 tbsp of butter
- ¼ tsp of ground pepper
- ¼ tsp of garlic powder
- Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat with oil.
- Add meat and vegetables.
- Cook until meat is browned and vegetables start to soften., about 5 minutes.
- Remove from skillet, reduce heat to medium-low and add in butter, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and spices. Stir Constantly until it starts to bubble.
- Add arrowroot powder slowly and whisk until it thickens.
- Add meat and veggies back in.
- Serve immediately.
This dish is delicious on it own or served over egg noodles or rice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 4610mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 44g
Nutrition is calculated by Nutronionix. All nutrition should be verified independently by a 3rd party.