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Stir-fried Broccoli with Beef

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My kids like eating broccoli very much. When they were small, they called this nutritious vegetable as "small trees" because the flower heads arranged in a tree-like shape. They love these "small trees" more than the beef as they absorb all the delicious sauce in this dish. Give this dish a go. Your family will love it too.

Stir-fried Broccoli with Beef

I just feel the look of broccoli is very appealing and beautiful. Needless to mention its rich nutrients. Yet, not many people like to eat it.

In Chinese cooking, people seldom cook them in water then eat because it tastes quite dull.. If it is stir-fried with meat and seasoned with delicious sauce, it could be turned into a super star on the table.

On the menu of Chinese banquet, broccoli could be highly possible there as broccoli is quite expensive in Hong Kong, that is categorized as a luxury vegetable.

When it comes to making this dish, don't discard the stem. I often peel off the outer hard skin from the stem. The inner part is quite soft and full of nutrients. Then I'll chop the stem into smaller pieces and cook them with the florets.


Stir-fried Broccoli with Beef Recipe

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Yield: 2 to 3 serves

Stir-fried Broccoli with Beef

  • 300g broccoli
  • 120g beef (beef fillet or skirt steak)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 to 3 slices ginger
  • a dash Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • a dash sesame oil

  1. Roughly cut broccoli into pieces. Peel stems as picture shown and put aside. Add 1/2 tsp salt into boiling water. Blanch broccoli for 3 minutes by adding the stems first, then followed by the flowers. Drain well. Set aside. Slice beef thinly and marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat and sauté beef until 80% done. Set aside.
  3. Add oil, sauté ginger and garlic. Toss in the broccoli. Sprinkle wine and salt, stir fry for a while. Pour chicken stock. Cover and cook until broccoli softens.
  4. Toss beef back to wok. Add seasoning. Quickly stir and cook to your preferred consistency. Dish up. Serve with hot rice.

  • Don’t overcook the broccoli, lest they turn yellow and the nutrient inside would be destroyed. Let them just cooked with a bit crunch, with green outside.


  1. This is one of my favorite stir-fries. I just can't resist the simplicity of it and how great it tastes. Will be sure to try your recipe soon. I just need to find some Shaoxing wine somewhere, and I should be fine.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll be sure to report back and tell you how it went for me.

  2. Hi Christine,

    Although I do not take beef but I think the beef will go very well with the broccoli!

  3. To Kamran,
    Wonderful, you like it.
    Do you have any Asian stores nearby? They should have Shaoxing wine. Waiting for your "report". ^0^

    To Taste of My Life,
    Absolutely, beef goes very well with broccoli! If you don't take beef, chicken or shrimp are also good choices for broccoli stir-fries.

  4. Hi Sophie,
    That's great. Every now and then I'd cook this dish. As you said, it never fails.

  5. Who needs to go out for Chinese food when you can make something like this at home. I love broccoli in all its forms. Can't wait to try

  6. Hey, Christine, just read your comment on my blog. Would you like me to send you the original recipe with the hazelnuts and chocolate?

  7. To OysterCulture,
    As you said, my husband always said to me, he likes to eat at home. But I'm a bit slack off sometimes. :P

    To Kamran Siddiqi,
    If you can send me the recipe, that's fantastic! Many thanks.

  8. I use this recipe and it taste good! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Glad that you like it. Thanks for letting me know. :)

  9. Hi Christine, how many servings does this recipe yield? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Steph,
      Around 3 to 4 people, depending on how hungry they are.