Delicious Beef and Broccoli Recipe for Dinner

Are you in the mood for an easy and delicious stir fry recipe? Look no further than this beef and broccoli with savory wine sauce! The tender and juicy beef strips are perfectly coated in a sweet and savory sauce that is bursting with flavor. Plus, the crisp broccoli florets add a refreshing crunch to every bite.

As a busy person, I am always looking for quick and easy meals that don’t compromise on taste. This recipe is the perfect solution- it’s ready in just thirty minutes and requires only a handful of ingredients. Plus, it’s a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet without sacrificing taste.

If you’re like me, then you’ll appreciate the versatility of this recipe. It can be served over rice or pasta for a hearty meal, or even as a side dish to complement other dishes. Best of all, it can be easily customized to your liking- simply substitute or add your favorite ingredients to make it your own.

So why not give this beef and broccoli with savory wine sauce recipe a try? It’s quick, easy, flavorful, and versatile- everything you could want in a stir fry.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Beef and Broccoli With Savory Wine Sauce
Beef and Broccoli With Savory Wine Sauce

Are you tired of the same old recipes that never seem to impress your taste buds? If so, you need to try out this beef and broccoli with savory wine sauce recipe! Trust me, you won’t regret it.

What’s not to love about this dish? It’s a healthy and delicious stir-fry dish that’s perfect for those busy weeknights. The juicy and tender beef strips and crisp broccoli florets coated in savory sauce will make your mouth water. Additionally, the recipe uses ingredients like garlic cloves, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, red wine, and oyster sauce that will add rich and complex flavors to the dish.

Not only is it tasty, but it’s also a versatile recipe that can be easily adapted to suit your dietary needs. For example, if you’re trying to cut down on fat, you can use fat-free sour cream instead of regular sour cream. Likewise, if you’re a vegetarian, you can replace the beef with tofu or seitan.

What’s more? This recipe is easy to make and comes together quickly. You don’t have to be a master chef to prepare this savory dish. Plus, it comes with a recipe video from Natasha’s Kitchen that shows step-by-step instructions on how to create an irresistible meal in just 30 minutes!

If you’re a Chinese food lover or a fan of Panda Express’ beef and broccoli stir fry, then this homemade version is right up your alley. This delicious recipe can be served with rice or noodles of your choice for a complete meal.

In summary, this beef and broccoli with savory wine sauce recipe is an excellent dish that will give your taste buds a tantalizing experience while being nutritious and effortless to make. With all these amazing features packed in one dish, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today!

Ingredient List

 Beef and Broccoli in a Savory Wine Sauce, where taste buds meet.
Beef and Broccoli in a Savory Wine Sauce, where taste buds meet.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 pound flank steak, sliced thinly
  • 1 pound broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry wine or rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • Other ingredients:
  • Vegetable oil for stir-frying
  • Cooked rice, for serving.

This recipe calls for simple and fresh ingredients! The star of the dish is flank steak cut into thin slices to ensure tenderness when cooked. It is marinated in a mixture of low-sodium soy sauce blended with beef broth, dry sherry wine or rice wine, brown sugar, sesame oil, and a small amount of cornstarch to lock in flavor and moisture. The broccoli florets are crispy and coated with savory sauce made from a mixture of low-sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, dry red wine (or shaoxing wine), and honey (or brown sugar). Garlicky and gingery add an extra layer of flavors to this dish.

The Recipe How-To

 A plate of perfectly seared beef strips alongside fresh broccoli and a flavorful wine sauce.
A plate of perfectly seared beef strips alongside fresh broccoli and a flavorful wine sauce.

Now that we have gathered all the ingredients for this delicious Beef and Broccoli With Savory Wine Sauce recipe, let’s get cooking!


Before starting to cook, make sure you have thinly sliced beef, broccoli florets, and sliced button mushrooms ready. Also, be sure to mince 2 garlic cloves and prepare a bay leaf.

Step 1: Cook the Beef

First, heat up some oil in a large pan or wok. Once hot, add the sliced beef and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add in minced garlic and continue to stir-fry until the beef is browned.

Step 2: Cook the Vegetables

Next, add the sliced button mushrooms, broccoli florets and bay leaf to the same pan. Stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes until the veggies are crisp-tender.

Step 3: Add Sauces and Wine

Once both the beef and veggies are cooked, remove them from the pan and set them aside. In the same pan, combine Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, dry red wine, beef broth, and a pinch of black pepper. Whisk together and reduce on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until thickened.

Step 4: Combine All Ingredients Together

Add the cooked beef and veggies back into the pan with the sauces. Toss everything together until coated evenly.

Serving Time

The dish is best served hot over a bed of rice or pasta. Garnish with fresh parsley or green onions if desired.

Enjoy your tasty Beef and Broccoli With Savory Wine Sauce!

Substitutions and Variations

 Tender, juicy beef coated in an irresistible savory wine sauce.
Tender, juicy beef coated in an irresistible savory wine sauce.

This delicious beef and broccoli recipe can be easily adapted to suit your tastes or dietary preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations you can make:

– Instead of using ground beef, you can use thinly sliced flank steak or beef strips. This will give your dish a more authentic Chinese flavor and texture.

– If you don’t have rice cooking wine, you can use dry sherry or white wine instead.

– For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the beef with firm tofu or seitan. Use vegetable broth instead of beef broth for the sauce.

– If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce, you can use soy sauce instead. It will give your dish a slightly different flavor profile but it will still be delicious.

– You can add other vegetables to this dish, such as sliced bell peppers, sugar snap peas, or mushrooms. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

– To make this dish spicier, add some red pepper flakes or sriracha sauce to the sauce mixture.

– Instead of serving this dish with rice, you can serve it with noodles or even over a bed of crisp lettuce for a low-carb option.

Remember, cooking is all about experimentation and making it your own. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make this recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Broccoli, a colorful vegetable to complement the appetizing beef and wine medley.
Broccoli, a colorful vegetable to complement the appetizing beef and wine medley.

This beef and broccoli stir fry with savory wine sauce is a dish that can stand on its own or be paired with certain sides to enhance the culinary experience. When serving this dish, I recommend garnishing it with some finely diced green onions for a pop of color and added flavor.

For a complete meal, pairing it with some steamed white rice is an excellent choice. The rice is often used to absorb the rich savory wine sauce, leaving you with a delicious burst of flavor in every bite. Additionally, it provides a fluffy and delicate texture as a counterpoint to the crispy broccoli florets and the thinly sliced beef strips.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, pasta or noodles can also be used as a base instead of rice. This recipe is very versatile, and you can use any type of pasta your heart desires. You can toss the pasta in the remaining savory wine sauce to coat it fully, which will make for an even richer texture.

A glass of dry red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir would pair exceptionally well with this dish. Red wine adds another layer of richness to the savory sauce and harmonizes brilliantly with the beef strips’ earthy flavors.

While it’s tempting to stick solely with Chinese food favorites like brown sauce or oyster sauce, consider branching out by including Worcestershire sauce in your pairing. This British delicacy enhances the wine sauce’s umami flavors while still maintaining its natural sweetness from soy sauce, making for a perfect balance between sweet and savory.

Finally, if you want to keep things light, crisp vegetables like cucumber salad or snap peas would pair wonderfully with this dish as well. No matter what pairing you prefer best with beef and broccoli stir fry with savory wine sauce, there’s no denying that it’s an incredibly tasty meal!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Sizzle, simmer, and enjoy with Beef and Broccoli with Savory Wine Sauce!
Sizzle, simmer, and enjoy with Beef and Broccoli with Savory Wine Sauce!

One of the great things about this beef and broccoli stir-fry recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer for later. To make it ahead of time, simply prepare the recipe as directed and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you want to store it for longer, you can freeze it for up to 2 months.

To reheat the dish from the fridge, you can either microwave it or reheat it on the stovetop. If microwaving, place the container with the beef and broccoli into the microwave and heat for 2-3 minutes until heated through. If using the stovetop, preheat a skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of water to help loosen any sauce that may have thickened in the fridge. Once heated through, serve immediately.

To reheat from frozen, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating using one of the methods above.

It’s worth noting that while this dish can be reheated, it’s best enjoyed fresh. When reheated, broccoli tends to lose its crisp texture and may become mushy. So if you’re able to enjoy it fresh, do so!

Tips for Perfect Results

 An inviting bowl of Beef and Broccoli in a Savory Wine Sauce!
An inviting bowl of Beef and Broccoli in a Savory Wine Sauce!

To get perfect results for this beef and broccoli stir-fry recipe, I have some tips that can be a game-changer for your dish.

First tip, make sure to slice the beef thinly across the grain. This technique will help the meat cook quickly and tenderize it. Also, when you add the meat to the wok or skillet, make sure the pan is hot enough to sear it quickly without overcooking it.

Second tip, skip overcrowding the pan when stir-frying. Overcrowding will lower the temperature of your wok or skillet and cause the ingredients to steam instead of sear. I suggest cooking in batches and transferring cooked ingredients to a plate.

Third tip, adding cornstarch to the beef will create a crispy coating that prevents the meat from overcooking and also helps thicken the savory wine sauce.

Fourth tip, when adding broccoli florets after stir-frying the beef, make sure they are dry; any excess moisture will cause them to steam instead of crisping up nicely like we want them. Also, broccoli florets should match in size as well so they cook evenly.

Fifth tip, choose low sodium or light soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to minimize saltiness in your dish. You can always adjust seasoning later if needed.

Lastly, when serving, make sure your rice or pasta is well-cooked and seasoned with salt and pepper since it is going to absorb all the tasty flavors of the dish. Remember to have fun making this recipe!


As a sommelier, I often receive questions about wine pairing, but I’m no stranger to culinary inquiries either. It’s important to address common questions that may arise when cooking a dish like Beef and Broccoli with Savory Wine Sauce. Below are the answers to frequently asked questions that I have encountered regarding this recipe.

What wine is used in beef and broccoli?

When it comes to pairing with this dish, I recommend going for low tannin red wines or a versatile off-dry Riesling. Additionally, if you’re feeling adventurous, an Asian beer like Tsingtao or Sapporo might do the trick.

What sauce is beef and broccoli made of?

When one orders Chinese takeout, it’s common to come across dishes that are stir-fried and coated in a flavorful “brown sauce.” A popular example of a dish that features this sauce is the beef and broccoli takeout staple. The sauce itself typically relies on a base of beef stock or beef broth to enhance the dish’s taste, although chicken broth or chicken stock can be used as an alternative.

How to make wine sauce after cooking the steak?

As a sommelier, I have a great recipe for a mouth-watering steak sauce that you can make with just a few ingredients. After cooking your steak, use 1 tablespoon of the drippings left in the pan over medium heat. Next, add in some red wine, beef stock, balsamic vinegar, and fresh thyme sprigs to create a flavorful mixture. Let the sauce reduce until it thickens, which should take around 3 to 5 minutes. Finally, remove the sprigs of thyme and turn down the heat to low. The result will be a delicious and savory sauce that perfectly complements the richness of the steak.

Why do you cook steak with wine?

When it comes to cooking meat, poultry or seafood, using a marinade that includes wine can bring about tender and flavorful results. The acid content in wine helps to break down the proteins in the meat, while also adding a depth of flavor. Additionally, the moisture provided by the wine-based marinade helps to keep the proteins juicy as they cook.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Beef and Broccoli Recipe with Savory Wine Sauce is perfect for when you want something quick and easy but still satisfyingly delicious. It is a healthy and wholesome meal that is perfect for both lunch and dinner, and will leave you feeling full and satisfied. With its perfectly seasoned beef, crisp broccoli florets, and delectable sauce, this recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

So whether you are a fan of Chinese food or just looking for a flavorful meal, give this Beef and Broccoli Recipe with Savory Wine Sauce a try. Your taste buds will thank you! And don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations or substitutions to make it your own. With this recipe’s versatility, you have endless options to create the perfect dish for any occasion.

Finally, for those who love wine, this recipe provides a great opportunity to indulge. A nice dry red wine would be an excellent pairing with the savory sauce and bold flavors of the beef and broccoli. So go ahead, grab a bottle, pour yourself a glass and enjoy this delicious meal in the comfort of your own home.

Beef and Broccoli With Savory Wine Sauce

Beef and Broccoli With Savory Wine Sauce Recipe

From American Heart Association's One Dish Meals. Mom and dad enjoyed this one and asked me to post. Per serving: 386 calories, 6.5 g fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 44 g carb, 5 g fiber, 34 g protein.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Calories 463.2 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 ounces button mushrooms, stems discarded, caps sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (low sodium if necessary)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb broccoli floret
  • 4 ounces uncooked pasta (gemelli, penne, farfalle, or rotelle)
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, dry-roasted if desired


  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat for 7-8 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently to crumble the meat.
  • Pour into a colander and rinse under hot water to remove excess fat; drain well.
  • Wipe the skillet with a paper towel.
  • Add beef back to skillet along with mushrooms and garlic; cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender, stir often.
  • Add in onions, broth, wine, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, and pepper; stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in broccoli and pasta.
  • Lower heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until broccoli and pasta are tender.
  • Remove from heat; stir constantly to cool the mixture slightly.
  • Stir in sour cream and almonds.
  • Cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes or until mixture is warmed through, stirring occasionally (don't let mixture boil b/c the sour cream will curdle).

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 384gCalories: 463.2kcalCarbohydrates: 35.5gProtein: 31.4gFat: 19.8gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 160.8mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 3.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Meat, Savory, Stove Top
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