Beef & Broccoli with Middle Eastern Flavors


Beef & Broccoli with Middle Eastern Flavors

Middle Eastern Beef & Broccoli Delight

In the vibrant Arab cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist to the classic Chinese dish, Beef & Broccoli. Infused with Middle Eastern flavors, this recipe combines tender beef, crisp broccoli, and aromatic spices to create a harmonious fusion of cultures on your plate.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

25 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Paleo-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Kosher, Halal


While the original Chinese Beef & Broccoli is typically stir-fried with soy sauce and oyster sauce, our Middle Eastern adaptation incorporates spices like cumin, coriander, and sumac to add a unique flavor profile. Additionally, we substitute the traditional Chinese cooking techniques with Middle Eastern methods to create a distinct culinary experience. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 3g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the sliced beef and cook until browned. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In the same pan, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, sumac, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the pan. Stir well to coat the onions and garlic with the spices.
  4. 4.
    Pour in the beef broth, tomato paste, and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  5. 5.
    Return the cooked beef to the pan and add the broccoli florets. Cover the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.
  6. 6.
    Once cooked, garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain. This will ensure a more tender and flavorful result.
  • Sumac — Sumac adds a tangy and citrusy flavor. If you can't find sumac, you can substitute it with a combination of lemon zest and a pinch of salt.

Tips & Tricks

  • To enhance the Middle Eastern flavors, you can sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top before serving.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, add a pinch of chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the dish.
  • Serve the Beef & Broccoli with warm Arabic bread or rice pilaf for a complete meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Middle Eastern Beef & Broccoli with a side of Arabic bread or rice pilaf. The flavors of the dish pair perfectly with the mild and fluffy texture of the bread or the fragrant and aromatic rice.

Presentation advice

For an appealing presentation, arrange the beef slices and broccoli florets on a platter, drizzle the sauce over them, and garnish with fresh parsley. The vibrant colors and enticing aroma will make this dish even more inviting.