Easy Stove Top Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli - Featured Image

Beef and Broccoli should always be on the menu for anyones Chinese night. It’s a no brainer.  

I love this recipe for many reasons. It’s delicious, the meat is tender, it feels like I am out on the town and it’s easily scaleable. It’s just me, my husband and my little one, so I really don’t cook in large batches. I used to, but now I learned to cook for just the two of us. This Beef and Broccoli is the perfect yield for two hearty bowls (with a side of steamed rice, of course). Feel free to double or triple the entire recipe! With a dish like this, I don’t worry about having extra sauce, the saucier the better! If it’s not saucy, is it really Beef and Broccoli? 

Beef and Broccoli - The Sauce

The sauce is so so incredibly simple. In fact, all you do is combine the ingredients together in a bowl and wait to add them to the meat. The sauce will cook in the pan as it soaks into the tender ribeye. What will you need for the sauce?

      • Soy Sauce
      • Oyster Sauce
      • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Ginger

All About That Meat

In my opinion, tender meat is the way to go for any stir fry dish. I wanted to keep it as soft and juicy as possible. My meat choice? Ribeye! I bought one whole ribeye steak, trimmed the fat, and thinly sliced into bite size pieces. You don’t have to use ribeye, but I do recommend a tender cut, such as: sirloin, tri tip, tenderloin, top loin, shoulder top or shoulder center are other great choices.

Once I prepped my meat, I plopped it into a large ziplock bag with some cornstarch and let it rest while I continued to prep my remaining ingredients. 

Beef and Broccoli - Meat & Cornstarch

Step by Step: Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli - Searing in Pan
1. Heat sesame oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add the meat in single layers to quickly sear.
2. Add beef broth and allow the meat to cook while it reduces by half.
3. Add the soy sauce mixture and continue to cook until the sauce has slightly thickened.
4. Stir in the broccoli and let it slightly simmer to combine all the flavors.

Tell me the wasn’t easy! Simple, quick and the taste easily compares with your local Chinese restaurant, trust me. It has just enough sauce for me and my hubby to enjoy, but if you crave more – just  double the sauce! In face, the recipe is so easy you can double the entire recipe or triple it. No tricks or crazy math involved. 

All that is left is some rice! Steamed rice, garlic rice, of if you want to get real fancy, try my Shrimp Fried Rice – make it a meal that dive your family into a deep food coma where they pass out for the rest of the night and give you some much needed mommy time. ALONE. ♥ Love it! 

Beef and Broccoli - Plated with Rice

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Easy Stove Top Beef and Broccoli

Impress your family with this Easy Stove Top Beef and Broccoli. Chinese night wouldn't be complete without it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: beef, broccoli, ribeye, soy sauce
Servings: 2 people
Author: Sharon Guerrero-Perez


For the Sauce

  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce, Low Sodium
  • .1 oz Garlic Clove (minced) (about 1 medium size clove)
  • .1 oz Ginger, Fresh (minced) (equal size of the garlic)
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

For the Beef and Broccoli

  • 8 oz Ribeye (fat trimmed, thinly sliced into bite size pieces) *see notes
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • .3 oz Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • .1 oz Ginger, Fresh (minced)
  • ¼ cup Beef Broth
  • 8 oz Broccoli Florets (frozen) *see notes


For the Sauce

  • Combine the soy sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, onion powder and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Set aside. 

For the Beef and Broccoli

  • Combine the ribeye meat (or meat of choice) with the cornstarch in a large ziplock bag, and mix to coat well. Set aside while you prep the remainder of the meal. 
  • Heat the sesame oil in a saute pan. 
  • Add the minced garlic and ginger, and saute just until fragrant but not burnt. 
  •  Add the meat strips in single layers and sear all sides. (don’t worry so much about cooking the meat all the way - it will finish cooking throughout the process).
  • Add the beef broth and allow it to reduce by half (at the same time it will soak into the meat and give it extra beefy flavor).
  • Add the reserved sauce and allow it to slightly thicken.
  • Stir in the broccoli and allow it to slightly simmer so all the flavors combine.
  • Optional: Garnish with small sliced scallions.
    Pair with a simple steamed or garlic rice!


  • You can substitute broccolini for the broccoli and create “Beef and Broccolini” - just as delicious! 
  • I like to use frozen broccoli (thawed) because it's already tender and in my opinion soaks up the sauce better and faster (but you can use fresh broccoli, just cook it until tender over low heat)
  • Use any tender meat (not subject to ribeye)
    • Additional cuts: 
    • You can use flank or skirt steak but it won't be as tender
  • Optional: Scallions as garnish
  • Pair it with steamed rice or garlic rice

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