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Shrimp, Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Shrimp, beef and broccoli stir fry has officially become one of my husband’s favorite dinners and has become a staple on our dinner table. It cooks up quickly, can be served over rice, noodles, or by itself, and tastes absolutely amazing! I would probably eat this every day of the week if I had the choice. In fact, maybe we’ll have it tonight…

I came up with the recipe when trying to use up some frozen shrimp we had leftover from New Year’s Eve. Beef and broccoli stir fry has always been a favorite of mine so I would have never thought to mess with such a great dish, however sometimes trying something different results in a new favorite!

What I love about this recipe is that it is so versatile. You can leave out the shrimp, substitute chicken for the beef, or omit meat all together if you choose. In addition, I often add whatever vegetables I have available in the fridge such as red and green bell peppers, zucchini , and even baby corn, making this a great way to use up leftover veggies.

For me though, the classic beef and broccoli stir fry with the addition of shrimp is where it’s at and is always a delicious choice. I bet when you try this dish it will be a hit for you too! Who needs takeout when you can have the real deal?

I like to marinate the beef in its own sauce before cooking it and then adding the stir fry sauce later as I feel it gives it more flavor, however if you are pressed for time feel free to skip the marinade and just go straight to cooking the beef in the oil.

Shrimp, Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Crystal Archer @Kinda Sorta Simple
This is a perfect dish for anyone who wants a delicious dinner that takes little time and is versatile enough to use up leftover vegetables from the fridge.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

BEEF MARINADE:

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp water

STIR FRY SAUCE:

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb sirloin steak cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb shrimp deveined and shelled
  • 4 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl whisk together beef marinade ingredients: soy sauce, cornstarch, ground pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar, and water. You can either let the beef marinade for up to an hour in the fridge or begin to stir fry right away.
  • In a small bowl whisk together stir fry sauce: cornstarch, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Add beef and cook until no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In same pan heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat and add shrimp. Cook stirring occasionally until pink, then add onion and broccoli and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  • Whisk then add stir fry sauce into pan and stir well. When sauce begins to thicken add beef and stir until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately over rice or noodles and garnish with sesame seeds, green onion, and optional red pepper flakes.

Notes

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 4 servings
Keyword Asian, Beef, easy weeknight dinner

What is a dish where you tried something different and ended up loving?

23 Comments

  • Bess

    I’m always looking for quick, yummy meals. I printed off your Shrimp, Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe and cannot wait to try it. Love your posts Crystal, now I’m hungry:) Thanks for sharing!

      • Andy Sames

        This sounds like a great recipe, I shall try it this evening. Can I just point out a slight error in the above script; at one point you state “never fails to dissapoint”, I know what you mean to say, but you might want to change this to convey the meaning more clearly.

    • Brittany Parkes

      I just loooooove this recipe! The marinade and sauce are the best I’ve found! I’ve made it with chicken as well, YUM! I was wondering if you have any idea calorie wise, what a serving would be? That would be really helpful 🙂

      -Thanks!

      • Crystal D Archer

        Thank you so much Brittany, I am so glad you love it! I am not sure what it is calorie wise, I can try to import the ingredients into a calorie app and figure out though! I will get back to you with the info, thank you for the question!

        • Sheri Gowan

          5 stars
          I tried this with Moose steak and added 1tbsp of lemon juice to the marinade. I added a bit of ginger to the stir fry sauce and I had to add 1/4cup of wateralso. It was delicious .
          I’m adding this to my rotation!

          • Crystal D Archer

            Thank you so much Sheri, so glad you enjoyed this stir fry and that you added your own ingredients to make it even better! I really appreciate your kind words 🙂

  • Emily

    I had not made stir fry in years and wanted to try it again. I found your recipe, and it turned out great! It was delicious, and my husband loved it and said it tasted like it was from a great Chinese restaurant! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It will be a keeper for me.

  • Alicia Sykes

    My family loved it and very simple and easy and already had all the ingredients. I’ve shared this with my friends and plan on cooking it with different versions using the easy simple sauce and change the meats and vegetables.

    • Crystal D Archer

      Yay, I am so glad to hear this! It is definitely one of our favorites too, especially because of how versatile it is. Thank you!

  • Cam

    5 stars
    Very great recipe! Tasted better then take out! It was a little bit on the sweeter side, I think I’ll try with a little less brown sugar next time, but this recipe is definitely a keeper

    • Crystal D Archer

      Thank you so much Cam, I am so glad you tried this recipe and liked it! I really appreciate you leaving a comment, and I admit, I have a sweet tooth so glad you will be able to adjust to your liking. Thanks again and take care!

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