Crispy Beef With Broccoli Recipe

All the flavors are in the beef!

A beef with broccoli recipe is a popular ulam recipe. It’s a classic Chinese-inspired restaurant dish that we loved so much that we recreated it at home! 

You can certainly make the classic version which has a sauce but why not try it without the sauce? You get a similar taste but all that sauce that you would normally expect in the classic version is absorbed by the beef and lightly coats the broccoli florets. The resulting dish is a dry (aka tuyo) version that is still easy to make and delicious enough to make you crave another serving. 

Crispy Beef With Broccoli Recipe

Idge Mendiola
All the flavors are in the beef!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Chinese, Filipino
Servings 6


Crispy Beef With Broccoli Ingredients

  • 500 Grams beef sirloin sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Cup cornstarch
  • 1 medium white onion sliced
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger sliced into strips
  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 500 Grams broccoli florets only
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 Cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cane vinegar
  • 2 tesapoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine beef, soy sauce, and black pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Set aside to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Make the sauce: Combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Add dissolved cornstarch and simmer until thick, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add sesame oil and mix well. Set aside.
  • Once ready to cook the beef, preheat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Dredge beef strips in cornstarch, shaking off any excess. Deep-fry beef until golden and crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry onions and ginger until fragrant. Add garlic and stir-fry just until light brown. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add water and cook until broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes. Season with salt. Add crispy beef to the wok and mix. Drizzle prepared sauce and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
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