Cuban-style Beef & Broccoli


Cuban-style Beef & Broccoli

Havana Beef & Broccoli Delight

In the vibrant cuisine of Cuba, we have adapted the classic Chinese dish of Beef & Broccoli to create a fusion of flavors that will transport you to the streets of Havana. This Cuban-style Beef & Broccoli combines tender beef, crisp broccoli, and a savory sauce infused with Cuban spices. Get ready to experience a delightful blend of cultures in every bite.

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

4 servings


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


Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free


While the original Chinese Beef & Broccoli is typically stir-fried with soy sauce and oyster sauce, our Cuban adaptation incorporates traditional Cuban spices and flavors. We have replaced soy sauce with a combination of cumin, garlic, and lime juice, giving the dish a tangy and aromatic twist. Additionally, we have added a hint of smokiness by grilling the beef before combining it with the broccoli. 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: 4g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 2.
    In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, ground cumin, lime juice, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  3. 3.
    Add the sliced beef to the marinade and toss until evenly coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Meanwhile, steam the broccoli florets until they are tender but still crisp. Set aside.
  5. 5.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated beef and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
  6. 6.
    Add the steamed broccoli to the skillet and stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. 7.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Cuban-style Beef & Broccoli hot with steamed rice or plantains.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender and juicy beef, make sure to slice it thinly against the grain.
  • Broccoli — To retain its vibrant green color and crispness, avoid overcooking the broccoli. Steam it until it is just tender.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a pinch of smoked paprika to the marinade.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes over the beef before grilling.
  • Serve the Cuban-style Beef & Broccoli with a side of black beans and rice for a complete Cuban meal.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the beef in a hot skillet or grill pan.
  • Feel free to customize the dish by adding sliced bell peppers or onions for additional flavor and texture.

Serving advice

Serve the Cuban-style Beef & Broccoli hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. Pair it with steamed rice or plantains for a satisfying and balanced meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled beef slices on a bed of steamed broccoli florets. Drizzle any remaining sauce from the skillet over the dish for an appetizing presentation. Garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro to add a pop of color.