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Pioneer Woman Beef And Broccoli

In today’s recipe, we’ll see how to make this Pioneer Woman Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry in just 15 minutes. Way better than anything you’d get at a restaurant! The fact that this beef and broccoli is easy to make is also one of its best features. It only needs one head of broccoli and a cheap cut of beef, like a flank steak. The rest of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen.

Why you will like this recipe:

  • Easy and Quick: This meal can be made in one pan in less than 15 minutes.
  • So much flavor: The sauce has the ideal blend of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors and can be used for almost any stir fried dish.
  • Budget-friendly: Cooked properly, flank steak can steal the show. You probably already have everything you need to make the sauce.
  • Meal Prep: Beef and broccoli dishes like this one are perfect for meal preparing since their flavor improves with time in the fridge.
Pioneer Woman Beef And Broccoli

What is the Best Cut of beef for Beef And Broccoli?

Tender and lean beef cuts are ideal for Beef And Broccoli. Thinly slicing across the grain makes the flank steak lean and tender, making it ideal for this dish.

Beef And Broccoli can also be made with these other delicious cuts of beef:

  • Top Sirloin Steak
  • Top Round Steak
  • Tri-Tip Steak
  • Skirt steak

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

For the sauce you will need:

  • Soy Sauce: Soy sauce with low sodium is always my preference.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch is gluten-free, and will give your sauce the texture you desire. You can adjust how thick you want your sauce to be by adjusting the amount of cornstarch in the recipe.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is always a treat when I can get my hands on it.
  • White vinegar: can be found at your local grocery store.
  • Honey: To balance out the saltiness of the soy sauce in this recipe, we need a touch of sweetness. You can adjust it to suit your taste.
  • Fresh ginger: Using fresh ginger in this recipe makes a huge difference! I store mine in the freezer so it will last longer. I peel it and mince it using a Microplane.
  • Sesame oil: Make sure you find high-quality sesame oil. If you can find toasted sesame oil, you will absolutely love it!
  • Red pepper flake: If you aren’t a spice fan, you can leave this ingredient out. If you love fire, you can add as much as you like!
  • Sriracha: In my opinion, this sauce would not be complete without Sambal Oelek, a chili garlic sauce!
  • Beef broth: In place of beef broth, you can use chicken or veggie stock, but the flavor will be much deeper and more authentic with beef broth.

For the stir fry you will need:

  • Olive oil: For this Beef and Broccoli recipe, oils with a high smoke point such as vegetable, sunflower, safflower, peanut, and avocado oil work well.
  • Steak: The flank steak is a nice, tender cut that is perfect for high-heat cooking. The skirt steak would also be good. They’re cheap, too.
  • Broccoli: You can use more or less broccoli, depending on your taste. Not a broccoli fan? Try bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, snow peas, onions, or a combination!

How Can Beef Be Kept Tender?

In this Beef And Broccoli recipe, the cut of beef makes all the difference; however, here are our top suggestions for tender beef:

  • For easier slicing, freeze the steak for 30 minutes
  • Slice super thinly against the grain with a sharp knife
  • Add the steak to a hot skillet to sear and seal in the juices
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan because it will cool quickly and steam cook

Can I Make Beef And Broccoli Ahead?

This Beef and Broccoli dish is perfect for packing in lunches and bringing to work or school because it reheats well. You and your family may obtain the protein and other nutrients you need from beef to make it through the hectic school year.

To prepare the Beef Broccoli Stir Fry in advance, place the cooled rice in a heat-safe container and top with the beef and broccoli. Wrap tightly and chill until ready to serve (Beef and Broccoli can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days).

Recipe Variations

  • Meat: For an alternative to flank steak, try ground beef, sliced chicken breast, shrimp, pork tenderloin, or cubed tofu.
  • Vegetables: Include other vegetables such as sliced carrots, bok choy, mushrooms, snow peas, bell peppers, or baby corn.
  • Add-Ins: To add heat or texture, you can add Sriracha, chili oil, cashews, sesame seeds, or almonds.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Beef And Broccoli?

  • Whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, white vinegar, honey, ginger, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, Sriracha sauce, and beef broth in a medium bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Using a large skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the steak until it begins to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the sauce and stir to combine. It should thicken immediately.
  • Then, add broccoli and cook for 2 minutes more, until the broccoli is tender and the sauce is thick.
  • Finally, serve your beef and broccoli over rice or noodles.

What to serve with Beef And Broccoli?

Recipe Tips

  • Flap steak should be sliced very thinly for this dish. Because I sometimes have trouble slicing steak, I usually put it in the freezer for 30 minutes before attempting to do so.
  • The meat can be frozen to make slicing it easier.
  • If flank steak is not available, substitute sirloin, skirt steak, or New York strip.
  • Beef and broccoli can be served with any of these three grains: rice, noodles, or quinoa. Cauliflower rice is another option for those watching their carb intake.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Keep Beef And Broccoli From Being Chewy?

Cutting the meat THIN (by at least 1/4 inch) is the first key. Now, quickly prepare the meat over high heat. If you don’t, it’ll get difficult.

How to store Beef And Broccoli?

Beef and broccoli can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days if kept in an airtight container and refrigerated after being chilled for a while.

How To Store It In The Freezer?

Beef and Broccoli can be kept in the freezer for up to 3–4 months if it is stored right. You should let your leftover beef and broccoli cool down to room temperature, then put them in an airtight container and freeze them.

How To Reheat Leftovers

Beef and broccoli can be reheated in the microwave for 2 minutes or in the oven for 15 minutes, but the best method is to pour the leftovers in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and stir fry for about 5 minutes, or until warm.

Pioneer Woman Beef And Broccoli
Pioneer Woman Beef And Broccoli

Beef And Broccoli Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Cup | 220g )

  • Calories 338
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 5.4g
  • Trans Fat 0.2g
  • Cholesterol 63mg
  • Sodium 996mg
  • Potassium 558mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.5g
  • Sugars 7.6g
  • Protein 21g
  • Vitamin A 9%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 12%

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Pioneer Woman Beef And Broccoli

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 10 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 15 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:338 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

In today’s recipe, we’ll see how to make this Pioneer Woman Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry in just 15 minutes. Way better than anything you’d get at a restaurant! The fact that this beef and broccoli is easy to make is also one of its best features. It only needs one head of broccoli and a cheap cut of beef, like a flank steak. The rest of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen.

Ingredients

    Sauce

  • Beef and Broccoli

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, white vinegar, honey, ginger, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, Sriracha sauce, and beef broth in a medium bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Using a large skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the steak until it begins to brown about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the sauce and stir to combine, it should thicken immediately.
  3. Then, add broccoli and cook for 2 minutes more, until broccoli is tender and sauce is thick.
  4. Finally, serve your Beef And Broccoli over rice or noodles.
Keywords:Pioneer Woman Beef And Broccoli, Beef And Broccoli
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g33%
Saturated Fat 5.4g27%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 996mg42%
Potassium 558mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugars 7.6g
Protein 21g42%

Vitamin A 9%
Calcium 6%
Iron 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.