Beef and Broccoli

This recipe is full of lean, animal-based protein, fiber, and several key vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling healthy and energized.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 large skillet


  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, or other whole grain of choice


  • Brown beef with ginger and garlic powder in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • In a bowl, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch, oil, pepper flakes, and water.
  • Add sauce to beef and cook for 5 minutes. Add broccoli and cook until tender.
  • Serve beef and broccoli over cooked brown rice or other whole grain of choice.
  • Enjoy immediately, and refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  1. You can make this recipe with any ground meat, baked tofu, or even beans, but you may have to adjust cooking times and sauce ratios. 
  2. You can also make this recipe with other hearty vegetables, like cauliflower, carrots, or leeks.
Keyword beef, broccoli