Ginger-Lemon Beef and Broccoli

Recipe details

Servings: 4
Time: Under 30 minutes

Your family will love this becasue it’s better than take out – you’ll love it becasue it is quick and easy to make and packed full of nutritious ingredients. Serve it over rice or noodles to soak up the delicious sauce.


  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter, divided
  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless beef grilling steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) broccoli pieces (1 lb/500 g)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated fresh gingerroot (or 1 tsp/5 mL ground)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a bowl, whisk a little of the Milk into cornstarch to make a smooth paste. Whisk in remaining Milk, lemon zest, soy sauce, honey and hot pepper flakes; set aside.
  1. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add half of the butter and swirl to coat. Add beef and stir-fry for 3 min or until browned; transfer to a bowl. Add remaining butter to pan then onion and stir-fry for 1 min. Add broccoli and ginger and stir-fry for 3 min or until onion is tender. Return beef and accumulated juices to pan.
  1. Whisk Milk mixture and pour into pan. Cook, stirring and scraping up brown bits, for about 2 min or until thickened. Stir in lemon juice.


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Ginger-Lemon Beef and Broccoli

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Nutrition Information

per serving
  • Calories 315
  • Protein 35 g
  • Carbohydrate 26 g
  • Fat 8 g
  • Fibre 4.4 g
  • Sodium 846 mg
  • Calcium 181 mg