Soulful Beef & Broccoli


Soulful Beef & Broccoli

Soulful Beef & Broccoli: A Hearty Twist on a Chinese Classic

In the realm of soul food, where comfort and flavor reign supreme, we present a soulful adaptation of the beloved Chinese dish, Beef & Broccoli. This hearty and satisfying recipe combines tender beef, vibrant broccoli, and a rich sauce that will transport your taste buds to a place of pure comfort. Get ready to indulge in a soulful twist on a classic favorite.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


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


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Pescatarian


While the original Chinese version of Beef & Broccoli focuses on the delicate balance of flavors, our soul food adaptation adds a touch of Southern flair. We infuse the dish with a smoky undertone, using slow-cooked beef and a robust sauce that incorporates traditional soul food ingredients. This adaptation brings together the best of both worlds, creating a dish that is both comforting and full of soul. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 6g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 15g, 9g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 2.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, whisk together the beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce, minced garlic, smoked paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  2. 2.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the sliced beef and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  3. 3.
    In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the broccoli florets and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Pour the prepared sauce over the vegetables in the skillet and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  5. 5.
    Return the cooked beef to the skillet and toss to coat it with the sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until the beef is heated through.
  6. 6.
    Serve the soulful Beef & Broccoli over cooked white rice.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain to ensure maximum tenderness.
  • 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

  • For a smokier flavor, you can add a dash of liquid smoke to the sauce.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the amount of hot sauce or add red pepper flakes.
  • Feel free to add other soul food ingredients like collard greens or black-eyed peas to make it a complete soul food meal.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply warm the dish in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.

Serving advice

Serve the Soulful Beef & Broccoli over a bed of fluffy white rice. Garnish with chopped green onions for a pop of freshness and color.

Presentation advice

For an appealing presentation, arrange the beef and broccoli on a platter, with the rice served on the side. Drizzle some of the sauce over the dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds for an added touch of elegance.