Easy Homemade Beef & Broccoli Recipe

Beef and Broccoli is a classic dish in many Chinese restaurants, and making it at home allows you to customize the flavors to your liking. This recipe uses simple ingredients to create a deliciously savory and slightly sweet dish that rivals your favorite takeout. Here’s how to prepare Beef & Broccoli at home, ensuring it’s even better than what you can order out!


  • 1 lb ribeye or sirloin steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 8-10 oz broccolini (or broccoli), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps sherry wine
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • Vegetable oil, for cooking
  • Optional: Cornstarch slurry (1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water, for thickening the sauce)
  • Optional: Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Optional: Green onions, sliced, for garnish


  1. Marinate the Beef:
    • In a bowl, combine the thinly sliced beef with the soy sauce, sesame oil, and sherry wine. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes to absorb the flavors and tenderize.
  2. Prepare the Broccolini:
    • Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the broccolini or broccoli for about 2-3 minutes until bright green and slightly tender. Drain and set aside. This step helps to preserve a vibrant color and crisp texture.
  3. Cook the Beef:
    • Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
    • Add the marinated beef in a single layer, allowing it to sear without stirring for about 1-2 minutes. Then stir-fry until the beef is nearly cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Sauté Garlic and Ginger:
    • In the same pan, add a little more oil if needed, and then add the minced garlic and ginger paste. Sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant but not burnt.
  5. Combine Ingredients:
    • Return the beef to the pan along with the broccolini. Add the brown sugar and toss everything together. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  6. Thicken the Sauce (Optional):
    • If you prefer a thicker sauce, stir in the cornstarch slurry and heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    • Drizzle additional sesame oil if desired for extra flavor.
    • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions for added texture and freshness.
    • Serve hot over steamed rice or noodles.


  • Slicing the Beef: Ensure the beef is thinly sliced against the grain; this makes it more tender when cooked.
  • Adjusting Flavors: Feel free to adjust the sweetness or saltiness by varying the amount of brown sugar and soy sauce according to your preference.


This homemade Beef & Broccoli recipe is not only easy to make but also incredibly flavorful, offering a perfect balance of savory, sweet, and umami flavors. It’s a great way to enjoy a classic Chinese dish right from your own kitchen, ensuring it’s fresh and tailored to your taste. Enjoy this delightful meal that’s sure to impress both family and guests!