Thai Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Thai Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
563 Calories
33g Fat
29g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 563
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1264mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 90mg 450%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 786mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Thai beef and broccoli stir-fry is even more delicious than the Chinese version, with more depth of flavor and slightly more spice (this can be adjusted according to your liking).

The beef is cut thinly and stir-fried quickly and easily together with broccoli, red pepper, and a delicious stir-fry sauce. The broccoli really works in this dish, as it fully absorbs the sauce and provides that nice added bit of crunch.

Serve with plain steamed jasmine rice for an easy Asian comfort food dish your family will love.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 pound steak

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped, or 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 pieces ginger, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons sherry or red wine

  • 1 medium head broccoli, cut into bite-size florets

  • 1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (dissolved in 3 tablespoons cool water)

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Marinade:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Stir-Fry Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar, to taste

  • 3/4 teaspoons minced red chilis, or 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons crushed dried chili, to taste

  • Jasmine rice, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Thai Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry ingredients

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  2. Cut steak on the bias (on an angle) into thin 2 to 3 inch-long strips and place in a bowl.

    Cut steak on the bias and place in bowl

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  3. Make marinade by combining soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch, stirring well to dissolve sugar.

    Make the marinade by combining soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch

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  4. Pour this over beef and toss. Set aside.

    pour marinade over beef

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  5. Make stir-fry sauce by combining stock, oyster sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, and chilies stirring well to dissolve sugar.

    the stock, oyster sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, and chilies in a bowl

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  6. Heat a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil, then add shallot or onion, garlic, and ginger. Stir-fry 1 minute to release fragrances.

    shallot/onion, garlic, and ginger in a frying pan

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  7. Add beef and marinade. Stir-fry until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add sherry to keep pan moist.

    Add the beef together with its marinade to the onion mixture and add sherry

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  8. Add broccoli and red pepper plus stir-fry sauce. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened but still retain some crunch.

    Add broccoli and red pepper to the beef mixture in the frying pan

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  9. Stir together cornstarch and water mixture.

    cornstarch and water mixture

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  10. Push ingredients to the side in wok.

    push the beef and vegetable mixture to one side of the pan

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  11. Add cornstarch-water mixture to liquid and stir to thicken sauce. Then stir-fry everything together.

    add cornstarch mixture to the sauce of the beef and vegetable mixture

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  12. Switch off heat and drizzle over sesame oil. Taste dish: if not salty or flavorful enough, add more fish sauce until desired taste is achieved. If too salty for your taste, add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. If not sweet enough, add a little more sugar. Add more chili for more heat. Serve with plenty of Thai jasmine rice. Thai chili sauce also can be served on the side for those who like it extra spicy.

    Thai Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry in a frying pan

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How to Store

  • This beef and broccoli stir fry dish can be stored in the fridge for three to four days.