20 Minute Baked Asian-Style Beef and Broccoli

Published on Jun 04, 2024

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4
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20-Minute Asian-Style Beef and Broccoli Baked in a skillet with a delicious blend of savory and sweet Asian-style ginger and garlic sauce, topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve this easy, gluten-free weeknight dish with Gluten-Free Sticky Garlic Noodles or a side of parsley rice for a complete meal!

baked beef and broccoli with rice in a bowl

Healthier Than Classic Beef and Broccoli Takeout

This version of Beef and Broccoli is baked in a skillet instead of stir-frying in heavy oils, making it a healthier alternative to the classic Chinese takeout dish. Additionally, using gluten-free tamari and hoisin sauce makes this meal suitable for those with gluten sensitivities while still enjoying the Asian-style flavors we love.

Easier Recipe

Single Skillet Cooking: The entire dish is prepared and baked in a single skillet, reducing the number of dishes used for minimal clean up.

Quick Cooking Time: The recipe takes only 15 minutes to bake, making it a fast option for weeknight dinners

Minimal Prep Work: The preparation involves straightforward steps, such as cutting the beef and broccoli and mixing the sauce. 

Baking Convenience: Baking the dish in the oven ensures even cooking and requires hands-off cooking.

beef and broccoli with sauce in a skillet before cooking

You Will Need

(Full recipe in the recipe card)

  1. thinly sliced beef
  2. broccoli florets
  3. small button mushrooms. (optional)
  4. carrots (optional)
  5. gluten-free tamari sauce
  6. gluten-free hoisin sauce
  7. extra virgin olive oil
  8. sesame oil
  9. honey
  10. garlic
  11. fresh ginger
  12. tapioca starch or cornstarch
  13. sesame seeds

For stir-fries, you’ll want beef cuts that are tender, flavorful, and cook quickly. Here are some of the best beef cuts for stir-frys:

Flank Steak: Lean and flavorful. Best when sliced thinly against the grain

Sirloin Steak: Versatile and tender. Good balance of flavor and tenderness

Ribeye Steak: Rich in marbling, providing great flavor. Can be a bit more expensive but very tender

Tenderloin (Filet Mignon): Extremely tender. Less flavor compared to other cuts but a very soft texture

Skirt Steak: Similar to flank steak but more marbled. Very flavorful and best sliced thinly against the grain

Preparing Beef 

Slice Thinly: Cutting the beef into thin strips helps it cook quickly and evenly.

Cut Against the Grain: This shortens the muscle fibers, making the beef more tender.

top view of Asian-style beef and broccoli with rice on a plate

Tips for Success:

Thin Slicing: Ensure the beef is sliced thin to cook evenly and quickly.

Veggie Variations: Feel free to add or substitute other veggies like bell peppers, snap peas, asparagus, bok choy, napa cabbage, or baby corn.

Rice or Noodles: This dish pairs perfectly with steamed jasmine or basmati rice, or gluten-free rice noodles.

Special Equipment: (affiliate links) Oven-proof skillet or casserole dish

Substitutions:

  • Protein Alternatives: Swap the beef for chicken, pork, shrimp, or tofu for different variations.
  • Tamari Sauce: If tamari is unavailable, use coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce.
  • Hoisin Sauce: Substitute with a mix of gluten-free soy sauce, peanut butter, and a bit of molasses for a similar flavor.
  • Frozen Vegetables: Fresh vegetables are best for baking, but if frozen, ensure they are thoroughly thawed and patted dry to avoid excess moisture.
  • Make Ahead You can marinate the beef and prepare the veggies and sauce a day in advance. Store them separately in the fridge until ready to cook.

close up of beef and broccoli topped with sesame seeds

More Easy Beef Recipes To Explore

Gluten-Free Ground Beef and Mushroom Casserole

Gluten-Free Beef Sukiyaki Noodle Salad

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef

Beef Bourguignonne

African Beef Stew Recipe

20-Minute Baked Asian-Style Beef and Broccoli: Recipe Review

This Asian-style quick and easy beef and broccoli dish has a big flavor and not a lot of work. This shows how easy cooking a nutritious, gluten-free meal can be. The one-pan method makes cleanup a breeze, and the bold flavors, tender beef, and veggies cooked to perfection will easily replace Chinese takeout without the extra fats, salt, and ingredients not suitable for a gluten-free diet. 

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