Easy Beef and Broccoli

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This easy and healthy restaurant style beef and broccoli recipe is so good you won’t even miss your go to restaurant beef and broccoli.

I’m actually not the biggest fan of Chinese food. It took me a long time, a trip to Thailand, and really good Vietnamese food near my house to realize my devotions. I LOVE the vinegar-ey flavors of Thai & Vietnamese food, but I also looooove beef and broccoli. So it’s all good. It’s especially good because this homemade restaurant style beef & broccoli is so quick and easy, you know it’s one of those things that just seems too good to be true…. but it’s not.

Beef and broccoli is a go-to order at Asian restaurants…. even sometimes at Thai restaurants, like I said on self.com. These versions are pretty different, and now I really want to make a Thai style beef and broccoli…. but I gotta make room in my fridge for oyster and fish sauce. womp, womp. In the meantime, enjoy this really easy & super delicious soy sauce based beef and broccoli. Annnd just like all my other recipes, this takes right around 30 minutes. So seriously, unless you live next door to a Chinese restaurant, it’s just as quick as take-out.

restaurant style beef & broccoli | www.nourishnutritionblog.com
restaurant style beef and broccoli
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This easy and healthy restaurant style beef and broccoli recipe is so good you won't even miss your go to restaurant beef and broccoli.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 people
  • 1 cup brown rice quick cooking
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pound flank steak sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 pound broccoli pre-chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup edamame beans removed from shells
  1. Cook rice according to instructions

  2. Pour canola oil into medium-hot pan, add chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes, then add chopped garlic. Cook until onion is translucent, about 3-4 additional minutes. 

  3. Add flank steak to onion and garlic mixture. Sear on each side, about 2-3 minutes/side. While flank steak is cooking, mix together beef stock, soy sauce, and brown sugar. 

  4. Add soy sauce mixture to beef, stir together. Add broccoli and edamame. MIx all ingredients together, cover pan, and simmer until broccoli is soft, and sauce has thickened up. 

  5. Serve over brown rice.

Recipe Notes

Sesame seeds and red pepper flakes make for delicious toppings to this dish.


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  1. Jenny Shea Rawn

    March 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Love chinese food but rarely have it because it is SO heavy – this dish looks amazing. Will be trying!

    • Rebecca

      March 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      thanks Jenny! let me know how it goes

  2. Bethany @ athletic avocado

    March 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I love takeout, but this dish look way yummier and healthier! Love that its so easy to make!

    • Rebecca

      March 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      thanks! I’m all about easy right now

  3. Liz

    March 17, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    This is perfect- pinning now! My husband is OBSESSED with this at restaurants!!!! Great job!

    • Rebecca

      March 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      perfect excuse to make at home!

  4. Lauren Harris-Pincus

    March 17, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Love the whole grains and edamame 🙂

  5. Julie Harrington

    March 21, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    So much better than take out!

    • Rebecca

      March 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      totally! thanks Julie!

  6. EA The Spicy RD

    March 23, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Great recipe! Beef w/ Broccoli has become my daughter’s favorite dish to get when we order Chinese food. I love the addition of edamame too!

    • Rebecca

      March 26, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      yay! Love beef & broccoli too 🙂

  7. Diane Boyd

    March 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Looks delicious. Will try. I love an occasional meal with flank steak.

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