Spicy Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry: A Must Try!

This spicy twist on your beef and broccoli stir-fry will turn you into a pot luck hit!

Everybody loves a good ol’ stir-fry recipe but I bet those recipes can’t beat this spicy version of your favourite stir fry!

The Best Beef Broccoli Recipe Ever!

This is basically the base recipe for the other two recipes below. The rich, full-bodied flavour of the spicy curry paste coats the meat perfectly as it marinates the beef overnight in order to give you such a pleasurable eating experience.

I have been eating this curried beef broccoli stir-fry ever since I could ever remember. It has been a constant through many parties, wakes, birthdays and even just when I miss home.

The best thing about it is not the flavour or the emotions I have associated this dish with it but the versatility of this dish that can be turned into practically anything, if you are creative enough.

Therefore, I’d like to share the happiness and comfort that I get from this dish with you as well as two other recipes you can make with this dish.

Spicy Curry Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

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a) For Marinate

  • 3 tablespoons of chilli paste
  • 2 stalks of curry leaves
  • 4 red chillies, deseeded
  • 4 bird’s eye chillies
  • 1 large red onion
  • 3 shallots
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of meat curry powder
  • 2cm garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

b) Other ingredients

  • 350g of 1-cm beef chuck cubes, sliced
  • 1 broccoli, washed and cut into florets
  • 2 kaffir limes, cut into half
  • 3 kaffir leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put all the marinate ingredients except salt into a blender. Blend till smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the beef slices. Add in salt and ensure all the slices are coated.
  3. Add in the marinate into the beef-filled bowl. Mix it well. Keep the beef covered and refrigerated overnight.
  4. In a wok, add in 3 tablespoons of oil. Heat it up on medium heat. If you like, you can sliced some onions and fry them in the oil till fragrant. It’ll give a sweet fragrant to the dish.
  5. Add in the beef, together with the marinate. Add in 1/2 cup of water and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Add in a 1/4 cup more and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Now, the marinate has turned into a thick gravy. Squeeze the kaffir lime and taste it. If it requires more salt, add 1/2 tablespoon more or as required. Add in the kaffir leaves.
  7. Add in the broccoli florets and mix well. Let the broccoli cooked for another 2 minutes with lid on.
  8. Give a quick stir and turn off heat.

Beef Broccoli Fried Rice

Let’s say you have some leftover and wanted to make something out of it. Don’t think too hard and just make this beef broccoli fried rice.


  • 2 cups of white fragrant rice
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 bird’s eye chillies, sliced
  • 1 cup of the beef broccoli stir fry


  1. In a wok, heat three tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
  2. Once heated, add in the sliced onions and sliced bird’s eye chillies. Fry till fragrant.
  3. Add in the beef broccoli stir-fry and heat it up. Wait till it simmers.
  4. Add in the rice and mix it well. Turn off heat.

Beef Broccoli Puff Pastry

Credit: A Zesty Bite

My personal favourite is the beef broccoli puff pastry. It gives a different twist to the beef recipe and really highlights the beef. Best of all, it doesn’t take long to make it!


  • 150g of beef broccoli stir fry
  • 10 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter


  1. Take out all the broccoli florets. Put it in a blender. Pulse twice.
  2. Add the smaller chunks of broccoli into the beef stir fry. Mix well.
  3. Take a sheet of pastry sheet and brush some melted butter.
  4. Add two tablespoons of beef broccoli stir fry.
  5. Place another sheet of pastry sheet on top. Use a fork to seal the edges.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 till all pastry sheets are used.
  7. Placed the puff pastries on a lined tray. Brush some melted butter on top on the pastries.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius until golden brown.

There are So Many Ways!

These are some of the recipes that you can use to make your beef broccoli stir-fry even better. If you have other ways to enjoy your beef broccoli stir fry, let us know by leaving us a message at our Facebook and Instagram pages.

If you want to see more broccoli stir fry recipes, you can check out Butterkicap’s brocolli miso and three-way fried broccoli recipes.

Azrene Jasmine
Azrene Jasmine

Azrene Jasmine is a Penangite with a stomach of gold. Though currently she is in a love/hate relationship with the weighing scale, Azrene truly believes that every woman should choose a hunk of juicy steak over a bowl of salad on the first date because steaks are awesome and what man can resist a woman with a healthy appetite?

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