Simple Beef + Broccoli


There are a lot of recipes out there that are fussy and complicated.


This is not one of them. This is a very simple approach to beef and broccoli stir fry.



Is it delicious? Yes.

Is it authentic? Probably not. And that’s okay.

Why? Because life is already fussy and complicated enough. Your food shouldn’t be.

We sometimes throw in cauliflower, too
We sometimes throw in cauliflower, too
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli (or 1 whole head fresh broccoli)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (preferably reduced sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  1. Slice your steak into strips, against the grain. If you need help figuring that out, click here.
  2. Once your meat is sliced, heat your butter in a pan on medium low.
  3. While butter is melting, coat your steak with the flour. This will create a little roux when you cook in the butter which will help thicken the sauce.
  4. Cook steak in butter, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add pepper, soy sauce, and brown sugar and continue cooking.
  6. When steak is just about done, throw in broccoli and stir to make sure all of it is evenly coated.
  7. Cook for about 5-10 more minutes. You want the broccoli heated, but not soggy.
  8. Enjoy over rice, noodles, or on its own.


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