Spicy Lemon Ginger Beef and Broccoli is better than take out! Featuring super tender marinated flank steak, delicious roasted broccoli, and a hefty amount of red pepper flakes. You are going to love it!
Chinese takeout is SO good. Is it the food? Is it eating out of the to-go containers with chopsticks? The answer is yes to all. It is the ultimate comfort food. We’ve found it difficult to find high quality local Chinese takeout, so it’s a good thing we enjoy cooking at home
This Asian inspired dish is a winner. The meat is tender and flavorful, and the broccoli is bursting with flavor in its own right. The key is to roast the broccoli. It makes all the difference. You are going to love this better than takeout dinner!
How can I adjust the spice level?We kept the spice mid to mild. If you want to increase the heat you can always double the red pepper flakes.
Flank Steak Cutting:When cutting your flank steak, make sure to always cut against the grain to ensure the most tender meat.
Reheating and Storage Instructions:Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in a small amount of oil in a skillet on the stove over medium heat until heated through.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious Asian inspired recipes:
- Easy 30 Minute Chicken Chow Mein
- Restaurant Style Wonton Soup
- Orange Peel Shrimp
- 15 Minute Mongolian Beef
Spicy Lemon Ginger Beef and Broccoli
- 1 lb flank steak
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 lemon zested and juiced
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 2 large heads broccoli cut into florets
- 2 cloves garlic sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Slice the flank steak against the grain into thin slices. Put the slices into a mixing bowl with the brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and crushed garlic. Marinate at least 1 hour.
- Spread the broccoli florets and sliced garlic cloves out onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Roast the broccoli in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
- When the broccoli is done, heat a large skillet to high heat. Put the flank steak in with all of its marinade juices. Cook until the meat reaches desired level of doneness. Flank steak cooks quickly so this should only take a few minutes.
- Combine steak with roasted broccoli and serve over steamed rice. Garnish with lemon zest.