How to Make Gluten Free Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli – 5 easy Steps

The bustling streets, redolent with the aroma of sizzling woks, the symphony of spices on the palate—it’s a mesmerizing world that beckons with each dish. Among the culinary gems I’ve explored, the Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry stands out as a true delight. Today, I’m excited to guide you through the art of crafting this exquisite Chinese classic.

The Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry isn’t just a meal; it’s a delightful journey. In this blog post, I’ll share the steps, insider tips, and my passion for this dish, so you can create a restaurant-quality masterpiece in your own kitchen. Let’s dive into the world of flavors together and master the art of Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry!

Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry
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Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Make Gluten Free Stir Fried Beef And Broccoli

Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli

The stir-fried beef and broccoli is an easy and tasty meal that will impress your dinner guests. The beef and broccoli should be cut into thin slices. This way, they will not stick to the beef slices. The broccoli can also be sliced into thin pieces. It's best to use fresh broccoli instead of frozen. You should avoid using too much oil. The sauce should be flavored with your favorite spices. This dish is perfect for any occasion and it is ready to serve!
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Course: Main dishes
Cuisine: INTERNATIONAL
Keyword: beef, Broccoli
CookingStyle: Stir-frying
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Chef John
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Ingredients

Ingredients

For serving:

  • Brown or white rice
  • sesame seeds toasted (optional)
  • Scallions chopped
  • Gluten free soy sauce or plain soy sauce optional

Instructions

  • Fried beef stroganoff with potatoes, broccoli, corn, pepper, carrots and sauce in a pan, white background.
  • Incorporate the brown gravy mix, ground ginger (or ginger powder) and water. Stir until the powder completely blends with water, and then set aside.
  • Put a large skillet over medium heat and pour vegetable oil.
  • Cook the beef strips within 3-4 minutes until they’re tender.
  • Add the broccoli florets and the gravy mixture. Bring it into a boil, lower the heat and cover skillet with lid.  Let it simmer for another 5-8 minutes or at least until the broccoli suits your taste of being crunchy and tender.
  • Serve your already made gluten free stir- fried beef and broccoli with rice. You can also garnish the rice with sesame seeds and scallions if you want to.  Serve soy sauce as dip or drizzle the rice with it.

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Notes

The beef and broccoli can be prepared ahead of time. It may need a little bit of oil before it is finished cooking. But, it's worth it when the result is delicious! When making stir fried beef and broccoli, make sure to use the right amount of oil. You can substitute chicken for beef by marinating it for half an hour or longer. If using chicken, you can also make it thicker to reduce the amount of oil.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
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Alternative Method: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry in an Air Fryer

Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry
Broccoli adds color and nutrients to our beef and broccoli stir fry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (450g) thinly sliced beef
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Marinate the Beef:
    • In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Mix until smooth.
    • Add the sliced beef to the marinade and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. This allows the flavors to infuse into the beef.
  2. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Air Fry the Beef and Broccoli:
    • Place the marinated beef slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd it. You may need to do this in batches.
    • Air fry the beef for about 4-5 minutes until it’s cooked to your desired level of doneness. The cooking time may vary slightly depending on your air fryer model.
  4. Cook the Broccoli:
    • While the beef is air frying, lightly coat the broccoli florets with a bit of vegetable oil.
    • After the beef is done, remove it from the air fryer and set it aside.
    • Place the broccoli florets in the air fryer basket and air fry them for about 5-6 minutes until they become tender and slightly charred.
  5. Combine and Serve:
    • Once both the beef and broccoli are cooked, combine them in the air fryer basket.
    • Air fry for an additional 1-2 minutes to heat everything through and allow the flavors to meld.
    • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
  6. Serve:
    • Plate your air-fried Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry and enjoy the delightful fusion of flavors and textures.

Tips for making Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry
Thinly sliced beef ensures a delightful melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Cooking Tips for Perfect Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Velveting the Beef: For exceptionally tender beef, consider velveting it before marinating. To do this, briefly blanch the beef slices in hot water before marinating. This step locks in moisture and guarantees a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Slicing the Beef Thinly: Thinly sliced beef ensures quick and even cooking. Partially freezing the beef for about 30 minutes before slicing makes this task much easier.
  • Marinating Time: Allow the beef to marinate for at least 15-20 minutes, but if you have more time, marinating for an hour or longer will intensify the flavors.
  • High Heat is Key: When stir-frying, use high heat to quickly sear the beef and broccoli. A hot pan ensures a nice sear and prevents the ingredients from steaming.
  • Stir Constantly: Keep the ingredients moving in the pan to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking. A quick, vigorous stir-fry is what you’re aiming for.
  • Don’t Overcook the Broccoli: Overcooked broccoli loses its vibrant green color and becomes mushy. It’s best when it retains a slight crunch.
  • Use a Lid: Cover the pan briefly while stir-frying the broccoli to steam it slightly, helping it cook evenly.

Serving Suggestions for Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry
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  • Steamed Jasmine Rice: Serve your stir-fry over a bed of fragrant steamed jasmine rice. The rice will soak up the savory sauce beautifully.
  • Noodles: Swap rice for egg noodles or udon noodles for a different twist on the classic. Drizzle the sauce over the noodles for a satisfying meal.
  • Garnishes: Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds, chopped green onions, or sliced red chili peppers on top for added flavor and a pop of color.
  • Soy Sauce and Sriracha: Place soy sauce and sriracha on the table for diners to customize the flavor to their preference.
  • Stir-Fry Variations: Add other vegetables like bell peppers, snap peas, or carrots for a colorful and diverse stir-fry.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Can I use frozen broccoli instead of fresh for this dish? Yes, you can use frozen broccoli in a pinch. Thaw it before cooking and blot excess moisture with a paper towel to prevent excess liquid in your stir-fry.
  • How do I store leftovers? To store leftover Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in a pan or the microwave until hot.
  • Can I make this dish vegetarian or vegan? Absolutely! Substitute beef with tofu or seitan for a vegan version. You can also use vegetable broth and soy sauce to keep the sauce vegan-friendly.
  • Can I freeze Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry? While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry for up to 2-3 months. Freeze it in airtight containers and thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • What can I do if the sauce is too thick or too thin? If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of water or beef broth. If it’s too thin, create a slurry by mixing equal parts cornstarch and cold water, then stir it into the hot stir-fry until the sauce thickens to your liking.

In closing, Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is a culinary delight that captures the essence of Chinese cuisine. With these tips, serving suggestions, and FAQs, you’re well-prepared to create a delicious and authentic meal right at home. Share this recipe, savor its flavors, and embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of Chinese cuisine. Enjoy!

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