International Recipes

Broccoli Beef with Oyster Sauce

Broccoli Beef with Oyster Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup peeled and thinly sliced carrot (optional)
  • 1 pound broccoli, cut into florets*
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Prepare everything and have ready as stir fry goes fast!
  2. In a medium bowl, combine light soy, garlic, pepper, oil and the 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth.
  3. Add flank steak to marinade, mix well, and let stand for 10 minutes while you prepare the vegetables.
  4. Set a large wok over high heat. When the wok is hot, add the oil. Quickly add the steak and cook until beef is browned and aromatic, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the onion and brown for about 1 minute.
  6. Quickly add carrot, broccoli florets and chicken broth. Immediately cover the wok, keeping heat on high.
  7. In a small bowl, measure oyster sauce, sugar, pepper and sesame oil with a spoon. In about 2 minutes when you can smell the beef and broccoli that the Chinese call “wok hay” (wok air), open the wok lid, and stir in the sauce mixture.
  8. Stir the cornstarch paste and pour into the wok, stirring until the sauce is thickened, about 10 seconds.
  9. Serve on a platter with rice or noodles (optional).


* Add an additional 1 cup broccoli florets if omitting carrots.


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