BETTER THAN TAKEOUT – Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Beef and broccoli is a popular and easy Chinese takeout dish. In this video, you will learn my techniques which will ensure your broccoli stays fresh and your beef turns out juicy and tender. Let’s get right into it.


– 8 ounces of beef (I’m using chuck tender)
– 1 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine
– 2 tsp of light soy sauce
– 1 tsp of cornstarch
– 1/2 tsp of black pepper
– 1/4 tsp of baking soda
– 1 tsp of oil

– 1 cup of broccoli
– 1 tbsp of minced garlic

– 1 tbsp of oyster sauce
– 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
– 1 tsp of dark soy sauce (just for the color)
– 2-3 tbsp of water
– 2 tsp of cornstarch
– 1 tsp of sugar
– 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper (or as much as you like)


– Slice your beef into thin pieces. I am using chuck tender. Make sure you cut against the fiber. This way, your beef will be less chewy.

– Marinate it with 1 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine, 2 tsp of light soy sauce, 1 tsp of cornstarch, some freshly ground pepper and 1/4 tsp of baking soda. This is what Chinese restaurants do to tenderize the beef- especially if they are using a tough cut of beef. Without baking soda, it’s gonna be a disaster.

– After it is well combined. We make the sauce. 1 tbsp of light soy sauce, 1 tbsp of oyster sauce, 2-3 tbsp of water, 2 tsp of cornstarch, some black pepper

– Cut the broccoli into bite sizes. Blanch it in boiling water for 1 or 2 minutes. Don’t cover it or else the broccoli will lose its green color. Turn off the heat and put it into ice water for 3-5 minutes to stop the cooking process. Take it out and shake off the excess water. Using this technique, the broccoli will stay fresh and crunchy.

– Next, fry the beef. Heat up about 1 tbsp of oil. Give it a toss so the bottom is coated nicely.

– Add in the beef. Try to separate it so most of the beef touches the bottom of the wok. Let one side fry for 15-20 seconds. Use your spatula to flip it over and fry the other side for 15-20 seconds. You should also be able to smell the scent of the smoky beef. So good. Take it out and set it aside.

– In the same wok, add a little bit of oil. Put in some garlic and give it a stir. Pour the sauce into the hot wok. It will start thickening quickly. Then add in the broccoli. Mix it a little bit. Add the beef back into the wok. Coat it nicely. You are done.

Enjoy your meal! If you have any questions about the recipes, just post a comment, will help you out as soon as possible!

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Thank you for sharing your wisdom

Andrew Jackson says:

Looks great. Would you tell me the brand of your black knife and cleaver? I love that stuff.

Tineke Williams says:

Yummy, my favourite!

Day Dreamer says:


lisa perkins says:

Om goodness. You make it look so easy and delicious. Thank. Definitely got to try this.

Thomas Dubberly says:

It was Very Good. We loved it ! Thanks !


Your videos are the best but i still have to go to Chinese buffet once in a while

Rusty Wallace says:

Adorable accent

Randy Barrett says:

Made this and it was awesome…thanks for a great recipe and video. I’ll be making this alot in the future!

Mithran Kathirgamanathan says:

Stupid question but this makes one serving right?

lisa perkins says:

I finally have the ingredients for this dish. Gonna try it soon. Cant wait. You make it look so delicious.


Anyone knows if I can eat this when trying to lose weight ?

Sandie Louis says:

I really like ur recipe gotta try it tomorrow. Hopefully it comes well like yours

michelle ragland says:

I made this….came out delicious family loved it! Definitely will try your other dishes


I hope you hit 1 million soon

Michael Priester says:

Made it!
Fantastisch how perfekt smooth was the Beef

Laughuntilyoucry Cryuntilyoulaugh says:

Currently making this without Oyster sauce. Please don’t hate me but I just don’t have it.

Stephen Edward Waterstram says:

I like it with carrots! So it’s Meat with Broccoli/Carrots! I was going to a Chinese restaurant in My city of Buffalo that was using real steak beef but they sold to a cheaper beef or compressed beef. I only eat their chicken now! They say it’s not good to eat too much Red meat.

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Jill Nunez says:

Thank you!!

Atsard- Dali says:

love it..
great video
gonna make it “sans” the sodium..(on a low sodium diet)
will let you know how it turns out..

Rochelle Aguilar says:

This morning, I went to the neighborhood Chinese store to get the mixture for the marinade and the sauce then cooked it specially for Mother’s Day. My boys and the whole family loved it! Thank you!

Ryan Huntington says:

I love your recipes. Big hello from Minnesota. Chiay-Chiay!!!

Carol Bei says:

how long do you marinate it roughly?

Leslie Ciambella says:

Excellent love this

Sam T. says:

where do you get steaks that small?

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Karen Underwood says:

I went to the Asian Market today and bought all of the ingredients for this. I will cook it tonight. Can’t wait.

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