The Meal Planner

My husband absolutely loves this meal. Whenever he see's it on my Meal Plan on the fridge, he exclaims all week how he can't wait for Beef and Broccoli. I love this meal, not only because it tastes great, but because of how easy it is. The night before you will want to marinade your beef. At the same time, I make up the stir-fry sauce and store it in a jar so it's ready to go. If you want to go one step further you can cut your broccoli into florets and slice your green onions as well. Then when you get home and want to make supper it takes only 10 minutes to throw to together. Gotta love that.

*Recipe adapted from Sandi Richard


Serves 4

1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
½ tsp sugar
1 clove garlic chopped
1 lb of flank or sirloin steak cut across grain, into thin 2 inch strips

In a bowl combine the cornstarch, soy sauce, water, red wine vinegar, sugar and garlic. Slice the beef against the grain in strips approximately 2 inches long. Add to marinade bowl. Toss with a fork until well coated. Cover and leave in fridge overnight.

Stir-Fry Sauce:
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp sugar
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp dry garlic rib sauce (or whatever garlic sauce or stirfry sauce you have....this time I used Honey Garlic sauce because it was in my fridge)
1 tbsp garlic
¾ cup chicken broth

Add all these ingredients in a jar and shake it up. Leave to sit overnight with the meat.

2 tsp grated fresh ginger
½ tsp chili flakes
2 green onions, sliced
2-3 cups broccoli, cut into florets

Heat the wok to med-high. Add the ginger, drained beef and chili flakes. Then add onions and broccoli. Toss until meat browns. When meat is browned, add the stir-fry sauce and cook until thickened. Serve over plain rice or along side Fried Rice.

Click here for printable version of Beef & Broccoli


Absolutely wonderful. I love the ease of preparation of this meal as well as it's fabulous flavor. It's a great crowd pleaser...and by "crowd" I mean my 15 month old and my husband :)

If you want to have a Chinese night, try these as well:

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7 Responses
  1. Vanessa Says:

    Yum. Another tasty dish. I have a couple of Sandi Richard's books, but this recipe is much more sophisticated. We really enjoyed it.

  2. I'm so happy you have tried so many of these recipes out on your family and liked them. I'm thinking we must have pretty similar tastes, so I would love to try some of your family's favorites!

  3. Vanessa Says:

    I know it looks like I'm sitting on the computer waiting for your replies, but I promise I'm not!

    I think we do have very similar tastes in food. Indian food is fast becoming my favourite type of food. I'd love to pass on some of our favourites...Nialle should have some them recorded somewhere. He's the better cook...I'm a very boring meat and potatoes kind of girl. That's why I love your blog so much. The food is delicious and easy to make and Nialle has been raving about my cooking (which he normally doesn't do AT ALL).

    However, I do have lots of baking recipes (yummy dutch treats and some other ones) that would knock your socks off...

  4. Yes please do send me any recipes you have! I look forward to it.

  5. Diane Says:

    This is a very good recipe - tasty, easy and nutritious. I don't like broccoli much, but I like this!

  6. Christie Says:

    This was great. I didn't have time to marinade over night. 30 mins and it was still tasty. my kids loved it!

  7. Diane Says:

    I had lost this recipe and had to use some other beef and broccoli recipes but they were no where near as good as this one is. We had it again tonight and loved it!