Korean-style Beef & Broccoli


Korean-style Beef & Broccoli

Bulgogi-inspired Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

In Korean cuisine, bold flavors and vibrant colors are key. This Korean-style Beef & Broccoli recipe takes inspiration from the popular Korean dish, Bulgogi. Tender beef slices are marinated in a savory and slightly sweet sauce, then stir-fried with crisp broccoli florets. The result is a delicious and satisfying dish that combines the best of both Korean and Chinese cuisines.

Jan Dec

40 minutes

10 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Halal


While the original Chinese Beef & Broccoli dish typically features a soy-based sauce, the Korean adaptation adds a unique twist with the use of a marinade inspired by Bulgogi. This marinade includes ingredients like soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and a touch of sweetness from brown sugar or honey. The Korean version also incorporates the use of gochujang, a spicy fermented chili paste, to add a hint of heat and depth of flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 5g)
  • Carbohydrates: 12g (Sugar: 6g)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar or honey, gochujang, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well to make the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced beef to the marinade and toss to coat. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Add the marinated beef to the skillet and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  5. 5.
    Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  6. 6.
    In the same skillet, add the broccoli florets and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
  7. 7.
    Return the beef to the skillet with the broccoli and stir-fry for an additional minute to combine the flavors.
  8. 8.
    Sprinkle with black pepper and garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.
  9. 9.
    Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For the best results, choose a tender cut of beef like sirloin or ribeye and slice it thinly against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Gochujang — Adjust the amount of gochujang according to your spice preference. Add more for a spicier dish or reduce it for a milder flavor.
  • Broccoli — Blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for a minute before stir-frying to help retain their vibrant green color and crisp texture.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a more authentic Korean flavor, you can add thinly sliced onions and mushrooms to the stir-fry.
  • If you prefer a saucier dish, you can double the marinade ingredients and reserve half to drizzle over the cooked beef and broccoli.
  • Serve the Beef & Broccoli with a side of kimchi and steamed rice for a complete Korean meal experience.
  • If you don't have gochujang, you can substitute it with sriracha or another spicy chili sauce.
  • To save time, you can marinate the beef overnight and have it ready to cook the next day.

Serving advice

Serve the Korean-style Beef & Broccoli hot with steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds for added flavor and visual appeal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the stir-fried beef and broccoli on a platter, with the vibrant green broccoli contrasting against the tender slices of beef. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds for an extra touch of elegance.