Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Beef and Broccoli stir fry is an easy and simple recipe and one of my go-to favorites on busy nights. It can be made quickly, especially if you have a wok, and reminds me of the beef and broccoli I always used to order at Chinese restaurants (before I found out about all the stuff besides beef and broccoli that they put in it!). It’s also a kid-favorite at our house!

As a bonus, it takes just minutes to make so it is a great meal for busy nights. Can be served over rice if desired. We use white rice instead of brown.

To make autoimmune friendly:

  • Use coconut oil in place of butter
  • Check ingredients in fish/oyster sauce
  • Omit arrowroot and sesame seeds
beef and broccoli

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Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry




Yield 4 -6


  • 2 lbs of thinly sliced strip or sirloin steak
  • 2 lbs of broccoli, cauliflower or mixed
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, very thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 tsp Coconut Aminos (similar to soy sauce)
  • 3 Tbsp oyster or fishsauce
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • arrowroot to thicken
  • Sesame seeds (optional-topping)


  1. Marinate beef in coconut aminos at least 10 minutes or as long as overnight
  2. Cook broccoli in lightly salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes until slightly tender, pour into strainer to remove any excess liquid
  3. While cooking broccoli, combine coconut aminos, fish sauce and broth in bowl or shake in canning jar until well-mixed, set aside.
  4. Drain any liquid off beef and put into pre-heated skillet or wok with butter
  5. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so
  6. Add sliced onion and garlic, cook 2 minutes
  7. Add broccoli, cook one additional minute
  8. Pour sauce over until just heated.
  9. Top with sesame seeds if desired.

Courses Main

Cuisine Chinese

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Reader Comments

  1. Delicious! My husband loves this dish. He is being very supportive of the diet, but meals like this make it rewarding. Thank You!

  2. This was REALLY good! I didn’t use oyster sauce as the only brand I found had MSG in it. It’s in the rotation now:)

  3. I can’t remember if I read it on your site or not (I tried searching for it but not for very long…) but I have read that soy is horrible for your hormones. Is this true? Does it apply to soy sauce? Thoughts?

    P.S. -I love your site and all the hard work you put into researching topics to share with us! You are changing lives! 🙂 Thank you!!

    • If it is traditionally fermented soy sauce, it is much better and shouldn’t hurt your hormones. Make sure it says “traditionally fermented” or “naturally fermented” and doesn’t contain HFCS

  4. I made that last night for dinner and it was SO good! I added mushrooms and doubled the onion just for a little more veggies. I was planning on having leftovers for lunch but my family ate it all! Next time I’ll make a double batch. Do you know where to get a wok that isn’t Teflon?

  5. This was so delicious! My son who usually turns up his nose ate 2 servings! I wish he would eat his salad as happily.

  6. Can I omit the coconut aminos? I can only find it on my organic online shop ( South Africa) , but it is VERY expensive! Furthermore, I want to thank you for all the info and great help that I got from your website !

    • Basically they are a substitute for soy sauce, which I don’t use.

      • You can use Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar Amino Acids – tastes JUST like soy sauce with a LOT less sodium. 170mg sodium per 1/4 teaspoon.

  7. I’m very busy at the moment because I’m moving into a new house and this recipe is a wonderful trick to feed my amateur movers!

  8. Is there a safe beef broth you can buy? I haven’t made my own yet.

  9. Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! I just made this and loved it! I have to confess that I used 1/4 c water instead of beef broth, because I’ve never made it and don’t know what kind is safe to buy. But thank you! This is so good and will definitely be a frequent repeat!