The Ultimate Guide to Making Delicious Beef Broccoli at Home

Making delicious Beef Broccoli at home is a flavorful and satisfying dish that you can enjoy. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create this classic Chinese-American favorite:


  • 1 lb (450g) beef (flank steak or sirloin), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: red pepper flakes for heat


1. Marinate the Beef:

  • In a bowl, combine the sliced beef with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch, and a pinch of black pepper. Allow it to marinate for about 15-20 minutes.

2. Blanch the Broccoli:

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets and blanch them for about 2 minutes until they turn bright green and slightly tender. Drain and set aside.

3. Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce, and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Set the sauce aside.

4. Sauté the Beef:

  • Heat a large pan or wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated beef slices and stir-fry for about 1-2 minutes until they are browned and cooked. Remove the beef from the pan and set it aside.

5. Sauté the Aromatics:

  • In the same pan, add another tablespoon of oil. Add the minced garlic and ginger, and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

6. Combine Everything:

  • Return the cooked beef to the pan. Add the blanched broccoli florets and pour in the sauce mixture. Toss everything together to coat the beef and broccoli evenly.

7. Add Broth and Thicken:

  • Pour in 1/2 cup of beef or chicken broth. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer. If you like a thicker sauce, you can mix a small amount of cornstarch with water to create a slurry and add it to the pan. Stir until the sauce thickens.

8. Adjust Seasoning:

  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and additional soy sauce if needed. If you prefer some heat, you can add red pepper flakes at this stage.

9. Serve:

  • Once the beef and broccoli are coated in the sauce and everything is heated through, remove the pan from the heat.

10. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve the Beef Broccoli over steamed white rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Enjoy your homemade Beef Broccoli that’s flavorful, tender, and packed with the savory combination of beef and crisp broccoli!

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