Broccoli Beef - A Japanese Twist on a Chinese Takeout Classic
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
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Serves: 4 servings
Broccoli Beef is a favorite at Chinese Restaurants, but you'll flip for this Japanese inspired version. It's lighter than the takeout version, deceptively simple to make, and can be on the table in 3o minutes or less!
  • Approximately 1 pound thin sliced bottom round steak
  • 1 onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Sake, cooking Sake, or water
  • 1 Tablespoon Mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pound broccoli florets (Thawed, if frozen.)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 small green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds , for garnish, if desired
  1. Slice beef into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, and some black pepper. Add beef and onions. Stir to combine. Cover and let rest for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Heat 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in beef, onions, and marinade.Cook, stirring often, until beef is browned.
  4. Add broccoli to pan, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for Approximately 15 minutes, or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired
If you prefer a more "traditional takeout" style sauce, Mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch with 1/2 cup water or stock and mix it in with the beef and broccoli at the end of cooking. It will thicken within 30 seconds. Enjoy!
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at