Sesame Beef and Broccoli


You can make this hearty, one-dish meal in just half an hour. It's a great choice for lunch or dinner on a cold winter day.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 piece (¾ pound) filet of beef, cut in ¾-inch strips (about 2 cups)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 scallions, finely chopped (about ¼ cup)

  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 pound broccoli, florets cut into small pieces, stalks peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice

  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

  • Cooked rice, for serving


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add beef, and sprinkle with the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a plate.

  2. Add scallions and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and 1/2 cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is dry, about 3 minutes. Stir together broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl, and add to skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is no longer cloudy, 1 to 2 minutes. Return beef and any juices to pan; cook, stirring often, until beef is heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in sesame oil. Serve with rice.

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