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30-Minute Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry

Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry is lightning quick to throw together any night of the week! This simple recipe requires straightforward ingredients and makes for a filling meal.

Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry - a quick and easy healthy weeknight meal

I thrive on stir fry meals, as they are so versatile and come together very quickly! 

Keeping mealtime simple yet satisfying, stir fry can be made with most vegetables and proteins. Throw in a homemade sauce concoction, and you’re all set for all sorts of combinations of flavorful goodness.

On this stir fry occasion, I went with classic broccoli beef and kept the sauce super simple. No thickeners or sweeteners required to keep it tasting nice and fresh. 

The combination of a small amount of liquid aminos (or coconut aminos), onion, garlic, a touch of sesame oil, and ginger is all you need for massive flavor!

Let’s get into it!

Ingredients for Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry:

Avocado Oil & Sesame Oil: Used to cook and flavor the meal, both avocado oil and sesame oil are needed. I like avocado oil because it has a high smoke point, so the chances of burning are lower. Sesame oil has a great deal of flavor, which makes it an excellent addition to this Asian-inspired dish, but you don’t want to use too much or it can overwhelm the flavor.

Beef: That meat portion of this beef str fry. I used ribeye steak to make this stir fry, but you can also go with sirloin steak, or your favorite cut of beef. Fattier cuts will generally result in more tender meat. Simply slice the meat into thin strips so that they cook relatively quickly while staying nice and tender.

Liquid Aminos: Bringing umami flavor to the show. Liquid aminos has the same flavor as soy sauce, so if you use soy, you can easily replace it with a 1:1 swap.

Pure Maple Syrup: Adding sweetness to offset the tangy, umami flavors, I use a touch of pure maple syrup to help make the sauce sticky and ultra palate pleasing.

Fresh Ginger: Providing a nice kick and amazing amounts of flavor, fresh ginger is incredible in stir fry recipes of all types! Feel free to go big with it here if you love the flavor of ginger.

Garlic: Nature’s ambrosia. Just kidding… but garlic is pretty rad and it adds a ton of flavor to the dish. Go as heavy or as light as you would like!

Broccoli: Because every meal needs some greenery, right? Broccoli adds fresh, snappy flavor to offset the otherwise comforting dish. 

Green Onion: That tangy, delicious flavor that always finishes off a meal’s flavor profile. Green onion is an amazing addition to this stir fry recipe. 

Ginger Sesame Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry - a clean, quick, and nourishing meal that can be made any night of the week

What Type of Beef To Use in Stir Fry:

When it comes to making beef stir fry, you have many options regarding the cut of beef. For this particular recipe, I sliced up a ribeye and trimmed off the excess fat. You can save the fat for cooking later, or leave the fat on if you love it!

Also consider using flank steak or sirloin steak. Note that if you use sirloin, marinating the steak ahead of time is advisable as sirloin can become tough when it hasn’t been marinated.

How to Make Broccoli Beef Stir Fry:

Cut the steak into ¼-inch thick strips that are about 2 inches long.

Add the avocado oil and toasted sesame oil to a large non-stick skillet. Once hot, add the sliced steak. Stir fry, stirring frequently, until steak begins to obtain a golden crisp on the outside. Add the liquid aminos, pure maple syrup, ginger, and garlic and stir well. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until much of the liquid has evaporated.

Add the broccoli and cover the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli reaches desired done-ness, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve stir fry with choice of rice, cauliflower rice, or side dish of choice.

Ginger Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry with green onion - an easy, quick dinner recipe that can be made any night of the week

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Make recipe keto by using liquid aminos instead of coconut aminos and omit the pure maple syrup. Serve with cauliflower rice!
  • Throw in your favorite vegetables.
  • Use sirloin steak instead of ribeye

More Stir Fry Recipes:

30-Minute Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry - a quick and easy healthy weeknight meal

30-Minute Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli Beef Stir Fry

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Quick, easy, flavorful beef stir fry with broccoli made in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 lbs ribeye steak, trimmed of fat, sliced into thin ¼-inch strips 2 inches long
  • ¼ cup liquid aminos or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, optional
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large crowns broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 3 stalks green onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut the steak into ¼-inch thick strips that are about 2 inches long.
  2. Add the avocado oil and toasted sesame oil to a large non-stick skillet. Once hot, add the sliced steak. Stir fry, stirring frequently, until steak begins to obtain a golden crisp on the outside. Add the liquid aminos, pure maple syrup, ginger, and garlic and stir well. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until much of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Add the broccoli and cover the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli reaches desired done-ness, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Serve stir fry with choice of rice, cauliflower rice, or side dish of choice.
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 servings Serving Size 1 of 5
Amount Per Serving Calories 544Total Fat 39gCarbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 38g
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