Beef and Broccoli

When I was growing up, my Mom always made sure to have dinner on the table, even though she worked full-time, all while raising four kids. I honestly don’t know how she did it all! This is one of my favorite dishes she made growing up; Chinese Beef and Broccoli. My siblings will remember this dish fondly as well.

This is her own recipe. My mom was quite the chef. The red wine adds so much flavor, you won’t believe you made this yourself.

Use your favorite cut of beef and cut them into bite sized pieces. I like to cut my broccoli into bite sized pieces as well.

Marinate your beef and add it to the pan with all of the excess marinate. This creates some of the sauce. Once the beef is cooked through, set it aside. I like to cook my broccoli in another pan, just so it’s done to my likeness. Once the broccoli is almost cooked, add your beef back in, and pour in the sauce mixture on top of that. Cook until the sauce thickens.

Enjoy your Chinese beef and broccoli with your favorite rice.

Note: this recipe calls for arrowroot starch. This is similar to cornstarch, so that’s an easy alternative if you have cornstarch in your pantry.

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Beef and Broccoli

This was a family staple in our house growing up. Enjoy!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 250 kcal


  • Frying pan or wok
  • Spatula
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 lbs Beef I use beef tips
  • 2 lbs Broccoli Chopped into bite-sized pieces


  • 4 Tbsp Red Wine
  • 1 Tbsp Arrowroot Can also use corn starch
  • 1/4 Cup Low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Tsp Honey


  • 2 Tbsp Arrowroot Can also use cornstarch
  • 1 Cup Broth I use Chicken broth.
  • 1/4 Cup Low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 Tsp Ginger Can use fresh or dried
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Can use fresh or dried


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the wine, arrowroot, soy sauce and baking soda. Marinate beef in the sauce for 1 hour. Meanwhile, chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. In a frying pan or wok, heat 2 tbsp olive oil, over medium/high heat. Add the broccoli, cover and cook until tender, tossing it as it cooks. If you want it more done, add a little water to the pan to steam the broccoli. Remove from pan and set aside.
    In a measuring cup, mix together 1 cup of chicken or beef broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, garlic and ginger.
    Heat 2 more tbsp of oil in the pan, add meat, then add the broth mixture and cook down until sauce thickens. Add the broccoli back in. Serve with rice.
Keyword Beef, BeefandBroccoli, Chinesefood, Homemade


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