Skip the greasy take-out tonight and instead, enjoy this homemade Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli! This restaurant staple is wonderfully easy to make and will have everyone at the table begging for seconds.
Teriyaki beef and broccoli is one of my biggest weaknesses, and I’m not the least bit ashamed of it.
You know how most people have that one special dish that prevents them from being a vegetarian? This is mine! It’s been a favorite dinner of mine my whole life, especially when I was old enough to order my own take-out. I always go for the beef or the teriyaki chicken and broccoli.
Now that my taste is a bit more sophisticated than cheap take-out (at least I like to think it is), I like to make homemade versions of all my favorite dishes! This is one I’ve been in trial and error stage for a while, mainly because I wanted to make sure that my favorite take-out order was absolutely perfect before I shared it with you all.
I can now confidently say that after trying my best, I’ve developed the most delicious teriyaki beef and broccoli ever! It’s loaded with bold ingredients that all make a stand because let’s face it – bottled teriyaki sauce just won’t do.
For the most authentic teriyaki flavor, you’ve got to make it yourself using all the best ingredients!
Ingredients for teriyaki beef and broccoli
- Vegetable oil – Canola will also work.
- New York strip steak – Slice it thinly and be sure to cut off any excess fat.
- Baking soda – This helps create the crispiness of the beef that’s so good!
- Salt – Just a pinch to help the other ingredients stand out.
- Sesame oil – You can use toasted sesame oil if you want that toasted flavor.
- Garlic – You can use garlic paste or finely minced garlic.
- Ginger – Ginger paste or freshly minced ginger both work.
- Soy sauce – use a low sodium soy sauce or tamari.
- Sriracha – For the heat, baby!
- Mirin – This rice wine adds the perfect amount of tanginess to the recipe.
- Honey – Use a good quality honey, so you get real honey flavor.
- Cornstarch – This helps with the thick consistency of the sauce.
- Broccoli – Make sure you buy fresh, not frozen.
How should I serve teriyaki beef and broccoli?
I like to serve mine the traditional take-out way, which is with white rice and topped off with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
Can I make this with another meat?
You could do shrimp as well or even just veggies!
How long will teriyaki beef and broccoli stay fresh?
In an airtight container, any leftovers you have will stay fresh for up to 4 days.
The best part? It actually reheats pretty well in the microwave!
These make great leftovers to take with you to work the next day.
If you’re hungry for more take-out recipes, you’ve come to the right place!
Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 ½ pounds New York strip steak, sliced thinly with any excess fat cut off
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoon garlic paste or finely minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste or finely minced ginger
- 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sriracha
- 1 teaspoon mirin
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 cups fresh broccoli florets, steamed for 3 minutes
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
- Toss the beef with the baking soda and salt then add it to the pan and cook until the beef turns a dark brown color.
- Remove it from the pan and set it aside for later.
- Add the sesame oil, garlic paste and ginger paste to the pan and cook for about a minute or until the garlic starts to become fragrant.
- Pour in the soy sauce, sriracha, mirin and honey and stir to combine.
- Bring it to a low simmer as you whisk every so often to prevent burning.
- In a small bowl, stir the water and cornstarch together then pour it into the pan and whisk to combine as it thickens.
- Let it cook down and thicken for about three minutes before adding the beef and broccoli to the pan and stirring to combine.
- Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve over rice and garnish with freshly chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
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