Mexican-style Beef & Broccoli


Mexican-style Beef & Broccoli

Sabroso Carne y Brócoli Mexicano (Delicious Mexican Beef & Broccoli)

In Mexican cuisine, bold flavors and vibrant spices take center stage. This adaptation of the classic Chinese Beef & Broccoli dish infuses the rich flavors of Mexico into tender beef and crisp broccoli. With a touch of heat and a burst of freshness, this Mexican-style Beef & Broccoli is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Jan Dec

40 minutes

20 minutes

60 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, this Mexican adaptation incorporates traditional Mexican spices and ingredients. The dish is seasoned with cumin, chili powder, and garlic, giving it a distinct Mexican flair. Additionally, the beef is marinated in lime juice to add a tangy twist. 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: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the beef slices, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated beef and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  3. 3.
    In the same skillet, add the onion, garlic, red bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the beef broth to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Add the broccoli florets and cook for 3-4 minutes until they are crisp-tender.
  5. 5.
    Return the beef to the skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes to heat through.
  6. 6.
    Serve the Mexican-style Beef & Broccoli over steamed rice or with warm tortillas. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain. This will ensure a more tender texture.
  • Broccoli — To retain its vibrant green color and crispness, blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute before adding it to the skillet.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you prefer a spicier dish, leave the seeds in the jalapeno pepper or add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • For a smoky flavor, you can sprinkle some chipotle powder over the beef before cooking.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like zucchini or carrots for added color and texture.
  • Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Mexican-style Beef & Broccoli over steamed rice or with warm tortillas. The flavors are enhanced when paired with a dollop of sour cream or guacamole.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with fresh cilantro leaves and a sprinkle of chili flakes for a vibrant and appetizing presentation.