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Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Beef and broccoli with a salty, sweet, sticky sauce - the best way to eat your vegetables!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (I like sunflower oil)
  • ½ large onion sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • ½ pound sirloin or bottom round steak sliced into thin strips
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli florets

Sticky Sauce

  • 8 teaspoons soy sauce (2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 cup chicken broth


Sticky Sauce

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and cornstarch until all the cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Add in chicken broth and mix well. Set aside.

Stir fry

  • Heat oil over high heat in a large, deep pan or a wok.
  • Add onions to the wok and cook until beginning to turn translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the minced garlic and beef and stir-fry until beef is brown, about another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and sticky sauce to the pan, cover, and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until broccoli is softened and sauce is thickened.


Serve with white rice - this makes a good amount of sauce so you'll have plenty to flavor up your rice!
Keyword beef and broccoli, chinese takeout, easy beef recipe, weeknight dinner