This Thai style beef and broccoli is a Southeast Asian twist on the classic Chinese stir fry. A few kitchen tricks add amazing flavor with minimal hands on cooking time. Thinly sliced sirloin steak is marinated in soy sauce and store bought green curry paste; an easy and flavorful combination. The marinated beef is quickly broiled to add smoky flavor before it’s tossed with roasted broccoli. A garlicky pan sauce finished with fresh lime juice coats the beef and broccoli. You’ll be serving a delicious weeknight meal that’s way better than take out!
If you’ve been following SepCooks for a while, you know that things have been quiet here lately. After over 30 years of living in California, Kenny and I moved to New York City last week! Between Kenny finding a new job and us packing our lives to move cross country I’ve had neither time nor inspiration for writing recipes.
Within a couple days of landing in Manhattan [and eating most of our meals in restaurants] my recipe writing juices were back in full force! One of our first meals in New York was amazing street food at Thai Market. We had a beef Pad Se-ew (marinated beef with flat rice noodles and broccoli) that blew my mind.
To imitate the complex flavors at home, I used lean sirloin steak and marinated it in store bought green curry paste. Homemade curry paste may certainly be used but if you’re too busy to grind together garlic, specialty chilies, lemongrass, and kefir lime leaves then store bought stuff is for you! I highly recommend this brand (I’ve tried others and always go back to this).
The thinly sliced beef marinades quickly and can be flash broiled in the oven. I also roast the broccoli, which adds more intense flavor than steaming. Combined with a quick garlic sauce, fresh lime juice, and peanuts you will have a delicious beef and broccoli dish the family will love!
recipe breakdown, step by step
- freeze the steak briefly so you can cut thin slices with ease
- marinade the beef in a quick sauce made with olive oil, soy sauce, and prepared green curry paste (adding tons of flavor with minimal effort)
- while the beef marinades, you’ll roast the broccoli in the oven (requiring zero active cooking time from you!)
- remove the broccoli from the oven and preheat the broiler
- while the broiler is preheating, you will make a pan sauce using fresh garlic, cornstarch, soy sauce and lime juice
- cook the steak in the broiler for 3-5 minutes until slightly charred and smoky (the steak if thin so it’ll cook quickly!)
- toss the charred steak with the sauce, serve with roasted broccoli and your starch of choice (I serve it over cooked Jasmine rice but noodles will also pair well)