Beef & Broccoli with a Puerto Rican Twist


Beef & Broccoli with a Puerto Rican Twist

Sabroso Carne y Brócoli

In the vibrant world of Puerto Rican cuisine, we have taken the classic Chinese dish of Beef & Broccoli and infused it with our own unique flavors. This Puerto Rican adaptation combines tender beef, crisp broccoli, and a medley of aromatic spices to create a mouthwatering fusion dish that will transport your taste buds to the enchanting island of Puerto Rico.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


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


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Halal


While the original Chinese Beef & Broccoli typically features soy sauce and ginger as the primary flavors, our Puerto Rican adaptation incorporates traditional Puerto Rican spices such as adobo and sofrito. This gives the dish a rich and savory taste with a hint of Latin flair. Additionally, we use local ingredients and cooking techniques to further enhance the Puerto Rican essence of the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (Saturated Fat: 4g)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (Sugars: 4g)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced beef and cook until browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In the same skillet, add the onion, garlic, and bell peppers. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  3. 3.
    Return the beef to the skillet and add the beef broth, adobo seasoning, sofrito, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.
  4. 4.
    Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  5. 5.
    Add the broccoli florets to the skillet and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
  6. 6.
    Serve the beef and broccoli over cooked white rice.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain. This will ensure a more tender and flavorful result.
  • Sofrito — If you can't find pre-made sofrito, you can make your own by blending together onions, garlic, bell peppers, cilantro, and culantro.

Tips & Tricks

  • To add a touch of heat, you can include a diced jalapeño or a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • For a heartier meal, you can add cooked black beans or plantains to the dish.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the skillet during the simmering process.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetables by adding other Puerto Rican favorites such as yuca or calabaza.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Sabroso Carne y Brócoli over a bed of fluffy white rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro or a squeeze of lime juice for an extra burst of flavor.

Presentation advice

For an appealing presentation, arrange the beef and broccoli on a platter with the vibrant colors of the bell peppers and broccoli on display. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top for a pop of freshness.