Beef & Broccoli

Prep time 5mins
cook time 30-40mins

For this recipe, you can use an inexpensive cut of meat from the bottom of a cow such as skirt steak. Marinating the meat in soy sauce and baking soda tenderizes and seasons it, turning it into a great meal that's ready in less than 30 minutes. 


  • 350g steak
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Florets from 1 large broccoli head
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoons vegetable oil
  • spring onions and sesame seeds to serve


  1. Cut steak into 5mm strips against the grain and marinate in a bowl with ¼ cup soy sauce and baking soda. Set aside for 15 minutes to one hour. 
  2. Pre-heat your Cast Iron Wok in the oven or over medium high heat. 
  3. Combine remaining soy sauce with cornflour, then add garlic, ginger, sugar, and sesame oil to make sauce
  4. Drain steak and shake dry. 
  5. Pour ⅓ cup water into the skillet and turn the heat to high. Add broccoli and steam until the water is gone or until the broccoli is cooked to your preference. Drain and set on a kitchen towel to dry. 
  6. Add vegetable oil and swirl it around in the pan. Wait until it is smoking, then add steak. Do not move steak for one minute. 
  7. Toss steak around in the pan for one additional minute. Remove from the wok. 
  8. Pour sauce into the wok and bring it to a boil. Return steak and toss with sauce until thickened. 
  9. Return broccoli to the wok and quickly coat it in sauce. Serve immediately with thin sliced spring onions and sesame seeds over rice.