If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner after a busy day, you’ll love this simple recipe. Ground Beef and Broccoli is a delicious one-pot meal that’s ready in 30 minutes or less.
With ground beef, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, and broccoli served over rice, it will remind you of Chinese take-out only it’s cheaper and healthier for you.
As an added bonus, this Beef and Broccoli recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. It’s a delicious way to enjoy a “normal” meal if your family has dietary restrictions.
Ground Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Typically, you would probably think of beef and broccoli as including pieces of steak.
Steak can take longer to cook, plus you have to be careful not to overcook or the meat will get tough. This recipe uses ground beef – or hamburger as some refer to it – and that makes this savory dinner faster and simpler.
If you prefer leaner meat, you should know that I have tried substituting ground turkey for the beef (we often enjoy meals with ground turkey, like our Beanless Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili), however, it was not as tasty.
If you use organic, grass-fed ground beef that’s leaner, such as 90%, you’ll still have healthy meat and a delicious meal.
This simple ground beef recipe calls for ready-made oyster sauce.
While you could make your own brown sugar with soy and sesame sauce, it’s just easier to buy ready-made.
I’m so busy that I don’t mind using some ready-made ingredients if it means I’m putting a mostly homemade dinner on the table for my family compared to ordering take-out.
How to Make Gluten-Free Beef and Broccoli
You’ll need: ground beef, chopped onions, gluten-free oyster sauce*, minced garlic, ginger paste, frozen broccoli, and rice. Optional: sesame seeds
Buy frozen chopped onions in the frozen vegetable section of your grocery store. It will save you the time of chopping, not to mention the tears!
Make your rice in an Instant Pot before you begin browning the ground beef. Or cook on the stove top or in a rice cooker according to package or cooker instructions.
I love using my instant pot for cooking rice because it’s fast, plus my pressure cooker is multi-purpose. I often use my instant pot for cooking dinner, including my kids’ favorite Gluten-Free Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Easy Beef and Broccoli Instructions
In a large skillet, cook the beef until no longer pink, then add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger paste, and oyster sauce.
Simmer and stir occasionally.
Add the frozen broccoli and stir in.
Cover your pan and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes. The broccoli will release water as it thaws. Stir your ground beef and broccoli every so often and cook until the broccoli is heated through. If needed add a little more water.
Serve with rice.
You may also choose to sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Enjoy your absolutely delicious homemade beef and broccoli dinner.Print
With simple ingredients and quick and easy prep time, Ground Beef and Broccoli will remind you of Chinese take-out only it’s cheaper and healthier!
Begin cooking your rice first.
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, then add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger paste, and oyster sauce. Cook over medium heat and stir occasionally for 2 minutes. Stir in the frozen broccoli. Cover your pan and cook for 5 minutes. The broccoli will begin to thaw and release water.
Remove the cover, stir, and cook, checking and stirring occasionally, for 5-15 more minutes until the broccoli is heated through and enough liquid is absorbed to reach the desired consistency.
Serve over rice when ready and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
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