Sesame Beef and Broccoli

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
330 calories/serving


2 1/4 cups broccoli, cut into florets, stalks peeled and diced 260 g
2 green onions/scallions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
240 g rib eye steak, or strip loin, cut into 2 cm strips
1 3/4 tsp sesame seeds 5 g
2 tsp canola oil 10 mL
1/3 cup water 85 mL
2/3 cup chicken broth 170 mL
2 tbsp soy sauce 30 mL
1 tbsp cornstarch 8 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 tsp sesame seed oil 5 mL

Before you start

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Prepare the vegetables : Cut the broccoli florets into small pieces, peel the stalks then dice them into ½ cm pieces. Thinly slice the scallions and mince the garlic. Cut the beef perpendicular to the grain into 2 cm strips. Set aside.
  2. Put the sesame seeds in a small pan and heat them over medium heat a few minutes, with some stirring, until they are lightly coloured. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the beef then sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, about 4-5 min. Season with salt and pepper, then take the beef out of the skillet and transfer it to a plate.
  4. Add the scallions and garlic to the skillet. Cook over medium heat about 1 min, with stirring, until they are lightly golden-coloured, then add the broccoli and water. Cook, with occasional stirring, until the mixture is dry, about 3 min. Meanwhile, combine the broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl, then pour this mixture over the broccoli. Cook, with constant stirring, until the mixture is no longer cloudy, 1-2 min.
  5. Put the beef and any accumulated meat juices back into the skillet. Cook, with stirring, until the beef is heated through, 1-2 min. Remove the skillet from the heat, then stir in the sesame oil and seeds. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (310 g)


% Daily Value




19 g

29 %

Saturated 5.2 g
+ Trans 0.4 g

28 %


50 mg


830 mg

35 %


13 g

4 %


3 g

11 %


2 g

Net Carbs

10 g


27 g

Vitamin A

20 %

Vitamin C

126 %


6 %


29 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D
Low  :


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 3 ½

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Absolutely delicious...:) I ended up adding about a tsp of dried chili and some fresh grated ginger and it added a nice kick...:) I served it with some instance Chinese noodles.

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

I've made this recipe twice now. The first time I used mixed vegetables and added Udon noodles. The second time I just made it with beef and broccoli and cauliflower. I like the sauce the best as it is not too salty. However I find I need to add fresh ginger to give it that kick. Otherwise it seems a bit bland. Very quick to whip up on a weeknight and reheats well for lunch the next day.

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september 27, 2008 | I would make this recipe again

Great tasting and easy to make. A fast meal to make but a lot of chopping and prep. Easier and faster if you do all the prep before starting.

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