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Beef, Tofu, and Broccoli

Beef Broccoli and Tofu
Slightly sweet, flavor-packed stir fry with beef, broccoli, and tofu, as well as soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Perfect over white rice.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings



  • 4 crowns broccoli
  • olive oil

Beef & Tofu

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb tofu, firm or extra firm drained and pressed


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch


  • scallions thinly sliced



  • Pre-heat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, aluminum foil, or a silicone baking mat.
  • Cut broccoli crowns into bite-sized pieces. I like to slice the florets down the middle once or twice so there is about an inch of stem left.
  • In a large bowl, toss broccoli with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder if desired.
  • Spread broccoli on baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges just start to char.

Beef and Tofu

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet or wok, start browning the ground beef.
  • When almost fully browned, add tofu and crumble, mixing in with beef.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients.
  • When the beef is done and the tofu is beginning to brown just a bit on the edges, mix in the sauce and the finished baked broccoli.
  • Mix together and cook for a few minutes. Serve hot with scallions (if desired) and rice.


A tofu press is the easiest way to drain your packaged tofu. Otherwise, you can place tofu in a wide bowl, or wrapped in towels on a plate, and place something heavy on top. You should always drain your tofu in a recipe like this - otherwise it will turn out too mushy and won't absorb flavors as well.
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  • making this tonight, really trying to jazz up dinners. will let everyone know how it goes. Also, thank you for not making me read about your inner inspiration from your 2nd year in college after the worst cold you’ve ever had, to get the recipe. I appreciate no bullshit.

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