Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Yield: 4 servings
The simplest of ingredients meet a flavor-packed sauce for a prep-ahead meal that's destined to become a weeknight favorite! 


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (could substitute ground turkey)
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) olive oil or vegetable oil of choice
  • 5 cups bite-size broccoli florets (may mix in other vegetables of choice like bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, etc.)
  • All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce (or your favorite store-bought stir fry sauce)
  • Cooked rice for serving
  • Optional for topping: Cashews, peanuts, or sesame seeds; chopped fresh cilantro and/or sliced green onions


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is golden in spots and just tender, 4-5 minutes. Remove the broccoli to a plate.

    Next, add the ground beef and sauté, breaking up as you go, until the beef is no longer pink. Immediately add the reserved veggies and then pour the desired amount of stir-fry sauce over top, stirring to evenly coat the meat and vegetables.

    Continue to cook until the sauce has thickened, 2-3 minutes. Serve over cooked rice and sprinkle with nuts, seeds, cilantro, and/or scallions if desired.


Scaling the recipe: You can adjust the amount of protein and veggies up or down according to how many mouths you have to feed. I’ll often increase the amount to feed 6 people, using 1½ pounds of protein, approximately 7 cups of veggies, and a 14-inch skillet. In this case, I use the whole batch of stir-fry sauce, which leaves a good amount to flavor the rice.

Tip: Cutting or breaking the florets into pieces that are truly bite size will ensure they cook quickly and evenly. You can use the broccoli stems too. Just make sure to chop or slice them into small pieces as well.

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