Low Calorie Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry - Healthy Beef and Broccoli

Low Calorie Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Low Calorie Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. Laurie Patterson/E+/GettyImages
    25 mins
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This beef and broccoli stir fry recipe makes it onto our menu quite often as it is so quick and easy and so low in calories! Don't let the words "stir fry" keep you from enjoying this dish as part of a healthy diet. The dish is stir fried in a wok or skillet using only 1 tablespoon of flavorful sesame oil, which equates to less than one teaspoon of added fat per serving. You get a lot of rich flavor from the sesame oil without adding a lot of extra calories. 

It is also a favorite to make at our house because it can use up all of those extra healthy veggies that you have in the vegetable crisper. Toss in colorful sliced peppers, onions, scallions, or thinly sliced carrots along with the broccoli for an extra veggie boost. feel free to get creative with any other vegetables that you like in a stir fry.

Serve it up with some steamed brown rice and you have a lean and well-rounded meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

How to Make It

1. First, use a sharp knife to slice the sirloin steak into thin strips, against the grain to help with tenderness.

2. Add the beef strips to a large plastic bag, and pour in the salt and one tablespoon of the cornstarch. Shake the bag to mix the ingredients until the beef if well coated.

3. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and stir-fry the beef for about four minutes, until the beef if no longer pink.

Remove the beef from the pan, and place it in a bowl. Set aside.

4. Add the garlic to the pan, and cook for one minute until it is very aromatic. Then add the water and the broccoli. Continue cooking the broccoli for 4-5 minutes until the broccoli is bright green and beginning to become tender.

5. While the broccoli is cooking, mix the remaining one tablespoon of cornstarch, vegetable broth, and soy sauce is a small dish. Whisk together well. Then, add the soy sauce mixture along with the beef back to the pan with the broccoli.

6. Cook the entire mixture an additional 1-2 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat.

Per Serving Calories 276, Fat 11gm, Pro 37gm, Carbs 6gm