Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free hoisin sauce in this dish.


"You do not sew with a fork, and I see no reason why you should eat with knitting needles." -Miss Piggy, Star

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When we are working on a recipe it is important to look at lots of others and pick the best of each version.

Part of that quest is for the right ingredients that go in a dish as well as for technique. As you might imagine there are thousands of such Asian-style Beef with Broccoli recipes. The big difference is mainly with thin sliced vs. cubed or thicker sliced beef. There are some variations in how the sauce is made, but this one with Chinese or Dijon mustard is excellent.

Flank steak works great for this, but make certain to cut the slices across the grain and they will be naturally tender. That said, you can use almost any good quality cut of lean beef you like. If top round is cheaper than flank steak, by all means use it.


Healthy Asian Beef with Broccoli

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 2 cups

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Reheat gently. Serve with Brown Rice.

Asian Beef with Broccoli recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 1 large onion (thinly sliced)
  • 8 ounces flank steak or stew meat (thinly sliced)
  • 8 ounces broccoli flowerets
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp Chinese or Dijon mustard
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup no salt added chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cold water

Place the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.

Add the ginger and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to soften.  

Add the beef and cook for about 3 minutes until lightly browned.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the broccoli and toss well.

Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add the hoisin sauce, mustard and pepper and stir well.

Cover and cook for another 5 minutes tossing a few times.

Add the chicken stock and toss.

Stir the cornstarch into the cold water until dissolved and then add the mixture to the pan.

Remove from the heat and stir well.

Serve over brown rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 490 Calories from Fat 162
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 18g 22%
    Saturated Fat 6g 27%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 468mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
    Sugars 9g
Protein 56g
Vitamin K 119mcg