Beef & Broccoli with Nordic Twist


Beef & Broccoli with Nordic Twist

Nordic-Inspired Beef & Broccoli Delight

In the context of New Nordic cuisine, this recipe takes the classic Chinese dish of Beef & Broccoli and gives it a unique twist. Drawing inspiration from the fresh and seasonal ingredients of the Nordic region, this dish combines tender beef, vibrant broccoli, and a flavorful sauce to create a wholesome and delicious meal.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


New Nordic, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, Paleo


Vegan, Vegetarian, High-carb, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Chinese version of Beef & Broccoli typically uses soy sauce and oyster sauce for its savory flavor, this Nordic adaptation incorporates ingredients commonly found in New Nordic cuisine. The sauce is enhanced with ingredients like lingonberry jam, dill, and juniper berries, giving the dish a distinct Nordic taste. Additionally, the cooking method is adjusted to highlight the natural flavors of the ingredients. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g, 4g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 15g, 10g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the lingonberry jam, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, dill, juniper berries, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. 2.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the beef slices to the skillet and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  4. 4.
    In the same skillet, add the broccoli florets and cook for 3-4 minutes, until they are bright green and slightly tender.
  5. 5.
    Return the beef to the skillet and pour the lingonberry sauce over the beef and broccoli. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  6. 6.
    Reduce the heat to low and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  7. 7.
    Remove from heat and serve the Nordic-inspired Beef & Broccoli hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain. This will ensure that the meat remains juicy and easy to chew.
  • Broccoli — To retain its vibrant green color and crisp texture, blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute before adding it to the skillet.

Tips & Tricks

  • Substitute lingonberry jam with cranberry sauce if unavailable.
  • For an extra Nordic touch, garnish with fresh lingonberries or lingonberry preserves.
  • Experiment with different cuts of beef, such as tenderloin or ribeye, for varying levels of tenderness and flavor.
  • Serve the dish with a side of Nordic rye bread for a wholesome meal.
  • Add a sprinkle of toasted pumpkin seeds for a crunchy texture.

Serving advice

Serve the Nordic-Inspired Beef & Broccoli over a bed of cooked quinoa or cauliflower rice for a nutritious and satisfying meal. Garnish with fresh dill and lingonberries for an extra pop of color.

Presentation advice

Arrange the beef slices and broccoli florets on a plate, drizzle the lingonberry sauce over the top, and sprinkle with chopped dill. The vibrant colors and contrasting textures will make the dish visually appealing.