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Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry from Weight Watchers, Inc. 5 Points From the kitchen of kelpiep

This classic Chinese recipe can be made in less time than it takes to order take-out. Serve with rice, noodles or large Bibb lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps. (Could affect Points Plus value.)

  • 2 1/2 T cornstarch, divided
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3/4 lb uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 2 t canola oil
  • 1 c reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 5 c uncooked broccoli, florets
  • 1 T ginger root, fresh, minced
  • 2 t minced garlic
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 4 fl oz water (1/2 c)
  • 1/4 c low-sodium soy sauce


  • On a plate, combine 2 T cornstarch and salt; add beef and toss to coat.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes; transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

  • Add 1/2 c broth to same pan; stir to loosen any bits of food on bottom of pan. Add broccoli; cover and cook, tossing occasionally and sprinkling with a T water if needed, until broccoli is almost crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Uncover pan and add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • In a cup, stir together water, soy sauce, remaining 1/2 c broth and remaining 1/2 T cornstarch until blended; stir into pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.

  • Return beef and accumulated juices to pan; toss to coat. Serve. Yields about 1 1/4 c. per serving. Yummy!