Chinese Beef and Broccoli

This delicious Chinese Beef and Broccoli comes together in just minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights and WAY better than Chinese takeout, this is sure to become a favorite in your home!


  • 1 pound lean beef ,cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 2 tablespoons oil for high-heat frying
  • 1 small yellow onion ,halved and then sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 4 cups fresh uncooked broccoli florets in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (paleo: substitute coconut aminos)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (paleo: substitute approved sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Optional: For an amazing boost in flavor add 1-2 tablespoons Chinese Black Bean Sauce
  • Homemade Chinese Black Bean Sauce
  • OR store-bought Chinese Black Bean Sauce


  1. Toss the beef strips with the soy sauce and sherry. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Combine the sauce ingredients until the cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Heat the oil over high heat in a wok or large heavy skillet. Once very hot, add the beef and fry until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add the onions, garlic and ginger and fry for another minute. Add a little more oil if necessary. Add the broccoli and fry for another minute or until crisp-tender. Stir in the bean sprouts. Stir in the sauce and simmer for another minute.
  4. Serve immediately with steamed rice.


*The quick cooking times assume you're using a wok or heavy skillet over very high heat (some cooktops don't have the capacity to go as high as high-heat wok cooking requires). You may need to increase the cooking time accordingly.