Light & Easy Beef and Broccoli

Light & Easy Beef and Broccoli

Dreaming of Chinese food, but don’t want to pay the cost ($$$ and calories)??  Try out this light and easy substitution that is sure to hit the spot of any craving!  I found a similar recipe on Weight Watchers years ago and over the years have perfected it to my taste as outlined below.  Enjoy!

Light & Easy Beef and Broccoli

Servings 2


  • 1/2 lb beef, lean sirloin, thinly sliced (ALSO DELISH WITH CHICKEN!)
  • 2 1/2 T cornstarch divided
  • 2 t olive oil
  • 1 c chicken broth reduced sodium, divided
  • 4 c broccoli chopped
  • 1 T ginger powder
  • 1 T garlic minced
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 c soy sauce low sodium


  1. In a small bowl, toss beef with 2 T cornstarch.

  2. Heat oil in a wok or deep pan over medium-high heat. Add beef, cooking until medium-well done (~5 minutes). Transfer beef to a separate plate.

  3. Add 1/2 c broth to wok with broccoli. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is almost crisp (~4 minutes).

  4. In a small bowl, stir together ginger, garlic, water, soy sauce, remaining 1/2 c broth, and remaining 1/2 T cornstarch until well blended.

  5. Add soy sauce mixture to wok. Bring to a simmer, continuously stirring until slightly thickened (~2 minutes).

  6. Return beef to wok and toss to coat.

  7. Serve immediately.

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