Recipe: The Lazy Gal's Ground Beef & Broccoli

Feb 25, 2024
healthy ground beef and broccoli


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooked white rice, for serving (I love the microwave pouches to save time)


  1. Brown the Ground Beef: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.

  2. Add Aromatics: Add the minced garlic and sliced onion to the skillet. Sauté until fragrant.

  3. Steam Broccoli: Add the broccoli to the skillet. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes, allowing the broccoli to steam and soften slightly.

  4. Prepare the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, cornstarch, and water. Pour the sauce over the beef and broccoli mixture. Stir well to coat.

  5. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the skillet and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender-crisp.

  6. Adjust Seasoning: Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve the Ground Beef & Broccoli over cooked white rice.


  • Feel free to add red pepper flakes or chili sauce for some extra heat.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds for a pop of color.

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