Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry


Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Bò Xào Bông Cải Xanh

In Vietnamese cuisine, Bò Xào Bông Cải Xanh is a popular stir-fry dish that combines tender beef and vibrant broccoli in a savory sauce. This adaptation of the Chinese Beef & Broccoli dish incorporates Vietnamese flavors and techniques to create a delicious and nutritious meal.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Paleo-friendly

Soy (in soy sauce)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian, Nut-free, Egg-free


While the Chinese version of Beef & Broccoli typically uses soy sauce and oyster sauce, the Vietnamese adaptation incorporates fish sauce and a touch of sugar for a unique flavor profile. Additionally, Vietnamese cuisine often emphasizes the use of fresh herbs and aromatic spices, which will be incorporated into this recipe. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 kJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 5g)
  • Carbohydrates: 8g (Sugar: 3g)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the minced garlic and sliced onion, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. 3.
    Add the beef slices and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned.
  4. 4.
    Add the broccoli florets and sliced chili, and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
  5. 5.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and black pepper.
  6. 6.
    Pour the sauce over the beef and broccoli, and continue to stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  7. 7.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For a tender and juicy result, slice the beef against the grain.
  • Broccoli — Blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for 1 minute before stir-frying to maintain their vibrant green color and crisp texture.
  • Fish sauce — Choose a high-quality fish sauce for the best flavor. Adjust the amount according to your taste preference.
  • Red chili — Adjust the amount of chili according to your desired level of spiciness.
  • Fresh cilantro — Add the cilantro just before serving to preserve its fresh aroma and flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a healthier option, you can substitute the vegetable oil with coconut oil or avocado oil.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice before serving to enhance the flavors.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as bell peppers or snap peas for extra color and texture.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the stir-fry during the last minute of cooking.
  • Serve the Bò Xào Bông Cải Xanh with steamed rice or rice noodles for a complete meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Bò Xào Bông Cải Xanh hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. It pairs well with steamed jasmine rice or rice noodles.

Presentation advice

Arrange the stir-fried beef and broccoli on a serving platter, with the vibrant green broccoli contrasting against the browned beef. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro for an added pop of color.