Stir-Fried Ginger Beef With Broccoli


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes3 Servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 6 minutes
Stir-Fried Ginger Beef With Broccoli

Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Chatelaine Triple Tested

You can easily adjust the ingredients in this one-dish favourite: Add more ginger for extra kick, or replace beef with chicken. Enjoy!


  • 300 to 375 g strip loin steak

  • 1 head broccoli

  • 2 portobello mushrooms

  • 2 yellow bell peppers

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup sherry

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger, or 1 tsp bottled ginger

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced, or 1 tsp bottled garlic

  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, mint or basil, optional


  • Discard any excess fat from steak, and cut meat into thin bite-sized strips. Slice broccoli florets from stalks. Cut florets into pieces; peel stalks, then slice into thin rounds. Cut and discard stem from each mushroom, and thickly slice caps. Slice peppers into thin strips. In a small bowl, stir soy with sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, garlic and sesame oil until cornstarch is dissolved.

  • Coat a large frying pan or wok with vegetable oil and set over medium-high heat. Add steak and stir-fry until it changes colour, 2 to 3 min. Add vegetables. Stir the sauce and pour in. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender crisp, 4 to 5 min. Mix in cilantro. Serve over noodles or rice.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 269, Protein 26g, Carbohydrates 25g, Fat 6g, Fibre 3g.