Broiled Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Water Chestnuts

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

The broiler does all the work in this beef dinner, as opposed to the more traditional, hands-on method of stir-frying in a wok or skillet.


  • ¼ cup oyster sauce

  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (from 2 cloves)

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger (from a 1 ½-inch piece)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 ¼ pounds skirt steak, sliced ¼ inch thick against the grain

  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets, stems peeled and sliced

  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • Steamed rice and toasted sesame seeds, for serving


  1. Preheat broiler with rack 4 inches from heating element. Stir together oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon water in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in beef and broccoli to evenly coat. Spread mixture in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Broil, rotating sheet halfway through, until beef is sizzling and browned in places and broccoli is charred and crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in water chestnuts. Serve over rice, drizzled with pan juices and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

    beef stir-fry with broccoli and water chestnuts in blue bowl atop pink table cloth
    Bryan Gardner
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