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Beef broccoli with rice

Ground Beef and Broccoli Recipe

A 30 minute meal that's fakeout takeout! This easy Chinese dinner is made at home easier and healthier with ground beef
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute meal, beef, broccoli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 411kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $9


  • 1 pound ground beef 93% lean
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice for serving


  • Place beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat and remove from pan.
  • Add the olive oil to pan and heat through. Add the broccoli and onion and cook over medium-high heat until crisp tender, about 4-5 minutes. (If you want your broccoli softer, cover the pan to steam it.)
  • Meanwhile, mix together water, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and cornstarch.
  • Once the broccoli is finished cooking, add the meat back to the pan. Stir in soy sauce mixture and cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg