Healthy Beef and Broccoli

5 Plates402 cals

We’re back today with another quick meal prep! This Healthy Beef and Broccoli recipe is packed with protein, made with simple ingredients, and you only need your stovetop to make it!

Start this one by adding into a large mixing bowl 2 pounds of chopped up beef. The cut you use will depend on your macro requirements, I’m using a leaner top round today.

Don’t like round top? Don’t worry! I’ll include the calorie breakdowns for multiple cuts in the recipe card below.

Continue with 2 teaspoons of a low sodium soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of corn starch.

Give that a quick mix until everything is coated, using your hand with speed this step up.

From here, take out a large stovetop pan. I’m using this 12” cast iron wok made by Staub. If you’ve never heard of this brand before, they make some of the highest quality cookware around (a testament to that is their lifetime warranty).

Turn your burner on medium-high heat and add into whatever you’re using 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Make sure to rotate your pan or pour your oil in a way that completely coats it.

Add in your chopped up beef once it heats up and let that cook for a couple minutes.

Beef and Broccoli Sauce

While that’s cooking we’ll prepare our healthier sauce. To do this add into a bowl 1/4 cup of a low sodium beef broth, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of a brown sugar substitute, 4 tablespoons of a low sodium oyster sauce, and 1 tablespoon of corn starch mixed with 2 tablespoons of cold water prior to adding it in.

Why cold water? Easy, so it won’t clump!

Mix all of those ingredients together.

Back to our beef! Flip it over after a couple minutes and let it cook for another couple minutes. Toss in 2 teaspoons of minced garlic around a minute before it’s done.

Broccoli Prep

With that finishing up we can quickly make our broccoli. To do this, chop your broccoli up and add it in boiling water for 3-4 minutes.

Don’t have time or the patience to boil it? Prepare your broccoli in the microwave or any other way you prefer.

Last, add in your sauce mix and cooked chopped up broccoli to your beef.

Mix everything around and let that simmer on low heat for a few minutes or until your sauce thickens up. You’ll know it’s done when it looks like this…

I usually pair this with 2 1/2 cups of rice and make 5 servings with it. Bonus? It reheats great in the microwave.

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Ready for another meal prep? Try our Healthy Sesame Chicken recipe next!

Healthy Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Healthy Beef and Broccoli

Are you ready for a new meal prep? Try this Healthy Beef and Broccoli recipe that's high in protein, easy to make, and packed with flavor!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: beef & broccoli, beef and broccoli, easy beef and broccoli, healthy beef and broccoli
Servings: 5 Plates
Calories: 402kcal
Cost: $7.75

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  • 2 Pounds Beef - Your Choice (I went Top Round to keep it lean)
  • 2 Teaspoons Soy Sauce - Low Sodium
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil - *For cooking
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic


  • ¼ Cup Bone Broth - Beef/Low Sodium
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar Substitute
  • 4 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce - Low Sodium
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 2 Tablespoons Water - COLD


  • 1 Head Broccoli - Mine was 450g (See Metric Conversions)



  • Chop up your Beef and add it into a large mixing bowl
  • Add in the rest of your ingredients aside from your Sesame Oil and Minced Garlic
  • Mix everything around until all of your pieces are coated


  • Mix together your Corn Starch and COLD Water
  • Add everything into a small mixing bowl
  • Mix everything together


  • Chop up your Broccoli
  • Add it to boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until tender
  • *Alternatively you can prepare your Broccoli however you prefer

Beef and Broccoli

  • Coat your pan or wok with your Sesame Oil and let that heat up over medium-high heat
  • Add in your Beef mix and cook each side for a couple minutes
  • Around a minute before it's done add in your Minced Garlic
  • Pour in your Sauce mix
  • Dump in your cooked Broccoli
  • Mix everything around and let it simmer on low heat until your sauce thickens up (usually a couple minutes)



*Calories listed below are without a carb source. I usually pair this with a rice or quinoa and will add that in separately!
Calories in the WHOLE recipe with Top Round:
  • Calories: 2014
  • Fat: 98g
  • Saturated Fat: 30g
  • Sodium: 2996mg
  • Carbs: 68g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Protein: 215g
Calories in Each Serving  (makes 5) with Top Round:
  • Calories: 402
  • Fat: 19.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 599.2mg
  • Carbs: 13.6g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sugar: 5.6g
  • Protein: 43g
Calories in the WHOLE recipe with Ribeye:
  • Calories: 2155
  • Fat: 127g
  • Saturated Fat: 52g
  • Sodium: 2923mg
  • Carbs: 68g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Protein: 185g
Calories in the WHOLE recipe with Flank:
  • Calories: 2094
  • Fat: 110g
  • Saturated Fat: 41g
  • Sodium: 2982mg
  • Carbs: 68g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Protein: 208g


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 19.6g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 599.2mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 5.6g

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