Beef, Broccoli and Spinach Stir Fry with a Honey and Pepper Sauce Recipe

2016-06-27 19.05.22

For a fantastic quick, easy and healthy one pan dinner, try this stir fried beef. We love to use sirloin as our stir fry cut of beef and always tenderise in a sauce or cornflour before cooking for at least 20 minutes. The result is beautiful, succulent, juicy meat. The sauce is quite a popular well known recipe, I can understand why as it is delicious. We have tailored the original recipe by adding ginger, broccoli and spinach to meet our tastes and to make this a no carb one pot dinner. Yum!


For the sauce

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1½ tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry (or substitute with chicken or beef stock)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp roughly crushed black pepper

For the stir fry

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • thumb size piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • good handful of spinach leaves


  1. Mix all of the sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk together, add the steak leave to marinade and tenderise for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped broccoli to a pan of boiling water and cook for 5 mins. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a wok or frying pan on a high heat until slightly smoking.
  4. Add the beef (reserve the sauce in the bowl) and stir fry until brown on all sides, around 2 minutes. Remove from wok and transfer to a plate.
  5. Add the chopped garlic, ginger and shallots to the wok and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Return the steak including any juices from the plate and the reserved sauce in the bowl and bring to the boil.
  7. Add the cooked broccoli and raw spinach and a splash of water if needed, simmer for around 4 minutes. Serve immediately.





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