Candy and Tangy Crispy Beef with Broccoli

Crispy stir fried beef and broccoli in a tangy and spicy sauce made with soy sauce, sugar and lime juice.

Crispy beef strips and broccoli in a tangy sauce on top of a bowl of boiled rice. Further bowl in the background.

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Do you want sticky, crispy Chinese language beef however fear about how brown and lacking-in-veg it might probably usually look?
I am fixing all of these issues with broccoli 😁

Okay, it does not make this dish wholesome, however a little bit of inexperienced can solely be good proper?

Wanting on the recipe, it feels like a whole lot of sugar and soy sauce (and it’s), however the mixture with the lime juice simply works to provide that lovely candy/bitter/salty style.

I’ve even served up strips of this on sticks to function canapés over Christmas, and so they have been the primary to go!

 Add in much more veggies in case you like – peppers, sugarsnap peas, even courgette (zucchini) are nice additions.

Chopsticks taking a piece of beef from a bowl of crispy beef and broccoli with rice

👩‍🍳PRO TIP You may also make it gluten free by changing the soy sauce with tamari (I’ve achieved this a number of occasions and it really works nice!)

Crispy beef strips with broccoli on a bed of boiled rice.

I initially made this recipe after seeing it on (I’ve made a number of modifications) – though this specific recipe is not on there any extra. It is a kind of recipes I printed out about 10 years in the past and saved in my little e-book of recipes approach earlier than I began the weblog. So glad I did!!

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Bowl of rice topped with crispy beef strips in a tangy spicy sauce with broccoli.

Candy and Tangy Crispy Beef with Broccoli

Candy and Tangy Crispy Beef with Broccoli in a good looking lime and soy sticky sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Complete Time 25 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies Asian, Chinese language

Servings 4 folks

Energy 394 kcal


  • Warmth the oil in a wok or giant frying pan.  Combine the cornflour with the salt and pepper and toss the meat strips within the cornflour till utterly coated.

  • When the oil is sizzling, tip the meat in and fry till darkish brown and crispy.  I strive to not transfer the meat round an excessive amount of as this appears to cut back the quantity of crispiness you get.  It typically takes about 5 or 6 minutes to crisp up the meat, with about 3 or 4 stirs throughout that point.  

  • Utilizing a slotted spoon, take away the meat from the pan and place in a bowl lined with kitchen roll to absorb extra fats.

  • It is best to nonetheless be left some oil within the pan at this level.  Take the pan off the warmth and throw within the ginger and garlic (the garlic will burn in case you have it on the warmth), give it a stir for 30 seconds after which add the broccoli to the pan.  Put it again on a medium warmth and stir fry the broccoli for a minute or two.

  • Combine the lime juice, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl, then pour onto the broccoli within the pan.  

  • Flip up the warmth and let it bubble for a few minutes till the sauce begins to cut back a bit of.  

  • Add the meat again in, give it a stir and warmth via for 1 minute, then add within the chopped chillies and spring onions.  Give it a fast stir after which serve with boiled rice.

  • Garnish with some spring onions and/or chopped chillies and some chilli pepper flakes.

✎ Notes

*It is simpler to chop the steak into skinny strips in case you place it within the freezer for 10 minutes to agency up a bit of.

Can I make it gluten free?

Sure! Change the soy sauce with tamari. I’ve achieved this a number of occasions and it really works very well. You have to make sure you use the right amount of lime juice and sugar although, in any other case the tamari can overpower the flavours.

Can I freeze it or make it forward?

This recipe works greatest when made and served immediately. Freezing/chilling then reheating means the meat will not be crispy.
Nonetheless, it does nonetheless style actually good. So in case you did wish to freeze it, then cool, cowl and freeze. Defrost in a single day within the fridge and reheat completely within the wok or a microwave till piping sizzling all through. You may add a splash of water if it is a bit of dry.

Notice: The dietary info offered right here does not embrace rice or garnishes


Energy: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 28gFats: 14gSaturated Fats: 9gLdl cholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1623mgPotassium: 988mgFiber: 6gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 1200IUVitamin C: 169.4mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 3.8mg

Key phrases Any Time Of the 12 months, Chinese language New Yr

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