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Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Enjoy this delicious, healthy beef stir fry recipe that is filled with nutrients from broccoli and bell peppers.

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Round plate with stir fry ground beef with broccoli florets and diced red bell peppers.

Get your eating habits back to a place that helps you feel great. Here’s a tasty and easy beef broccoli stir fry to add to your weekly meal plan.

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Broccoli normally has a strong flavor, which makes it one of the most “not so favorite veggies for many”, but adding them to this beef stir fry makes it easier to acquire a taste for it. Not to mention, the green colors really brighten up the dish giving it a great meal appeal.

Round plate with stir fry ground beef with broccoli florets and diced red bell peppers.

Here’s What You Need to Make Beef Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Ground Beef: Beef and broccoli is typically a classic combo for Asian-inspired cuisine, but you can use any kind of ground meat of your choices such as pork, turkey, or chicken
  • Green and Red Onions: Aromatics always add flavor, you can also use shallots
  • Broccoli Florets: You can use fresh or frozen. When using frozen, be sure to defrost the frozen florets before adding them to the stir fry
  • Orange Bell Pepper: Bell peppers add nutrients, color, and flavor. You can also substitute them with shredded carrots or diced sweet potato for another orange vegetable option
  • Soy Sauce: Feel free to use coco aminos as an alternate
  • Oil: You can also use coconut oil or avocado oil
Glass meal prep container with stir fry ground beef with broccoli florets and diced red bell peppers.

How to Make Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli

  • Heat up the wok and add oil.
  • Saute the onions and ground beef until they are fully cooked.
  • Season with soy sauce and garlic powder.
  • Finally, toss in the broccoli and bell peppers and stir until the vegetables are tender.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Glass meal prep containers with stir fry ground beef with broccoli florets and diced red bell peppers.

Meal Prep Tips for Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Ingredient Tip: If you are extremely short on time, buy vegetables that are already washed and cut. You can also buy a frozen stir-fry mix. You can skip all of the choppings and easily throw these pre-cut vegetables into the stir fry
  • Extra Portions: If you buy a big bag of stir-fry mix, you can also use them in soups or roast them in a sheet pan as another side dish. Just add protein to the meal.
  • To Serve: Serve as is or eat with a side of rice noodles. And for added protein, top it off with a fried egg
  • To Store: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze this in a freezer bag or container in the freezer for up to 3 months for the best quality
Beef Stir Fry

Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Cook this Easy Beef Broccoli Stir Fry for your next meal prep and have it ready for your next weeknight meal.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • spatula
  • wok


  • 12 oz lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 1 orange bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Add oil to a saute pan on medium-high heat and saute the onions and green onions until they soften.
  • Next, add the ground beef to the pan. Break it into smaller pieces and season it with the garlic powder and soy sauce. Continue to stir for another 5 to 6 minutes until the beef fully cooks.
  • Finally, add the broccoli and red bell peppers and continue to stir for another 3 to 4 minutes until the veggies are tender.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use in a stir-fry instead of soy sauce?

You can use coconut amnios, liquid aminos, fish sauce, or Worcestershire sauce.

Do you have to boil broccoli before stir-frying?

No, just make sure that they are already cut into small florets so that they cook quickly with high heat.

What do you cook first in a stir fry?

You want to cook the meat first because they take longer to cook. You can also remove the meat from the wok before you cook the vegetables, then add the meat back at the end.

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