Broccoli and Beef With Oyster Sauce

broccoli-beef-oyster-sauce Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. dry sherry
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces flank steak, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 6 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Cooked jasmine rice, optional


1. In a medium bowl, stir 1 Tbsp. each soy sauce and sherry, 2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. sugar and a generous grind of pepper until sugar has dissolved. Stir in beef. Let stand for 15 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, whisk remaining 2 tsp. each soy sauce and sherry, 1 tsp. each cornstarch and sugar, broth, oyster sauce and sesame oil.

3. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp. peanut oil over medium-high heat until very hot; swirl to coat skillet. Spread half of beef in a single layer. Cook, undisturbed, for 90 seconds to sear, then stir-fry for 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate. Add another 1 1/2 tsp. peanut oil; repeat with remaining beef.

4. Add 2 tsp. peanut oil and broccoli to skillet; stir-fry for 1 minute. Make a well in center and add remaining 1 tsp. peanut oil, scallion, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add 1/3 cup water and cover skillet; steam until broccoli is just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.

5. Return beef to skillet. Whisk sauce and add to skillet. Cook, tossing well, until sauce is bubbling and thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with jasmine rice, if desired.

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  • Yield: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 262
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 53mg
Fiber per serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 23g
Carbohydrate per serving: 13g
Sodium per serving: 545g
Iron per serving: 2mg
Calcium per serving: 84mg

Good to Know

This is the perfect meal to try going lighter on protein and heavier on vegetables. There's so much texture and flavor, you won't miss the meat.

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