Easy Weeknight Dinner : Beef & Broccoli


A classic takeout dish but on the healthier side! Only 20 minutes to prep and cook, this is another one of those ‘all-in-one’ recipes - just add white or brown rice.


  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into thin 1-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (I usually go with the low sodium soy sauce)

  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli florets


  1. In a large bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water. Add the beef and toss to combine.

  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch with the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Set aside.

  3. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil and once hot, add the beef to cook, stirring constantly until the beef is almost cooked through. Transfer the beef to a plate and set aside.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan and once hot, add the broccoli florets and sliced onions to cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender (about 4 minutes).

  5. Return the beef to the pan and add the sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until the sauce thickens slightly and serve!

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