Ground Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Embrace the ease and flavor of this Ground Beef and Broccoli stir-fry, your new go-to recipe for those bustling weeknights. Combining the rich taste of lean ground beef with the fresh, crisp texture of broccoli, all coated in a savory sauce, this dish promises to deliver a deliciously satisfying dinner in minutes. Perfect for serving over rice or cauliflower rice, it’s a versatile option that’s sure to please.

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How to Prepare Ground Beef and Broccoli

  1. Sauce Preparation: In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup of reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari, 1 tablespoon of honey, 4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 inch of peeled and grated fresh ginger, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Keep this mixture aside.
  2. Cook Beef and Onion: Heat ½ tablespoon of sesame oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound of 93% lean ground beef and ½ a medium chopped yellow onion. Stir occasionally, cooking until the beef is nearly done, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add Sauce and Broccoli: Stir the previously set aside sauce into the skillet, blending it well with the beef and onion, and cook for 1 minute. Then, add 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets and blanched, cooking for an additional minute.
  4. Serve and Garnish: Serve the stir-fry over cooked rice or cauliflower rice if preferred, dividing it evenly among four plates. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds and sliced scallions.
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Ground Beef and Broccoli

Quick, flavorful, and effortlessly chic, this Ground Beef and Broccoli stir-fry is your ticket to a fast and fabulous weeknight dinner. Lean beef and vibrant broccoli come alive with a hint of sesame and a robust, garlicky sauce, making each bite a delight.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1- inch piece fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground beef 93% lean
  • ½ medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 large head broccoli cut into florets and blanched
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 medium scallions sliced on the bias
  • cooked rice or cauliflower rice, for serving (optional)


  • Prepare Sauce: Mix ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari, 1 tablespoon honey, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1 inch of grated fresh ginger, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside for later.
  • Beef and Onion Sauté: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ½ tablespoon sesame oil. Cook 1 pound of ground beef and ½ a medium yellow onion, stirring occasionally, until the beef is almost fully cooked, roughly 5 minutes.
  • Combine with Sauce and Broccoli: Introduce the prepared sauce to the skillet, stirring well to incorporate with the beef and onion for 1 minute. Follow by adding the blanched broccoli florets, cooking everything together for another minute.
  • Garnish and Serve: Dish out the stir-fry on plates, optionally over a base of cooked rice or cauliflower rice. Sprinkle each serving with toasted sesame seeds and sliced scallions for garnish.

How to StoreGround Beef and Broccoli

Allow the Ground Beef and Broccoli stir-fry to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. It can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. For freezing, portion the stir-fry into freezer-safe containers, and it can be stored for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in a skillet over medium heat, adding a splash of water or broth to moisten, until thoroughly warmed.

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