Caribbean Beef & Broccoli


Caribbean Beef & Broccoli

Tropical Twist Beef & Broccoli Delight

In the vibrant and flavorful world of Caribbean cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Beef & Broccoli dish. Infused with tropical spices and a burst of island flavors, this Caribbean Beef & Broccoli recipe will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Caribbean.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, Paleo-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, High-carb, Low-fat


While the original Chinese Beef & Broccoli is known for its savory soy-based sauce, this Caribbean adaptation incorporates a medley of Caribbean spices and ingredients to create a unique flavor profile. The addition of tropical fruits and aromatic herbs adds a refreshing twist to the dish, making it a true Caribbean delight. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 24g, 18g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 6g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, Caribbean jerk seasoning, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the sliced beef in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Ensure the beef is well coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.
  3. 3.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Remove the beef from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later use.
  4. 4.
    Add the beef to the skillet and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, or until browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  5. 5.
    In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and red bell pepper. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until slightly softened.
  6. 6.
    Add the broccoli florets to the skillet and continue stir-frying for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. 7.
    Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet and bring it to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  8. 8.
    Return the beef to the skillet and toss it with the vegetables and sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes to heat through.
  9. 9.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. 10.
    Serve the Caribbean Beef & Broccoli over steamed rice or with a side of Caribbean-style fried plantains.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain. This will ensure a more tender and flavorful result.
  • Caribbean jerk seasoning — Adjust the amount of seasoning according to your spice preference. Add more for a bolder flavor or reduce for a milder taste.
  • Coconut milk — Shake the can of coconut milk well before using to ensure the creamy part is fully incorporated.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, garnish the dish with freshly chopped cilantro or sliced scallions.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, add a dash of hot sauce or diced Scotch bonnet pepper to the marinade.
  • Feel free to add other Caribbean vegetables like yams or callaloo to enhance the dish's Caribbean flair.
  • To save time, you can use pre-cut broccoli florets from the grocery store.
  • For a complete Caribbean experience, serve the dish with a side of traditional Caribbean rice and peas.

Serving advice

Serve the Caribbean Beef & Broccoli over a bed of steamed rice, allowing the flavors to mingle. Garnish with fresh cilantro or sliced scallions for an added touch of freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the vibrant beef and broccoli stir-fry on a colorful Caribbean-themed platter. The bright green broccoli florets and red bell pepper slices will create an eye-catching display. Serve with a side of steamed rice and garnish with fresh herbs for an appealing presentation.