Sheet pan beef and broccoli: Don’t you know that beef and broccoli is all about the sauce? This killer recipe for beef and broccoli is cooked on a single sheet pan in the oven so you don’t have to stand over or monitor a wok. And it is absolutely delicious. A decadent sauce, tender beef, and perfectly crisp but tender broccoli make this a family favorite.
I think we can safely say I am obsessed with SHEET PAN MEALS! Of late I have made:
- Sheet pan teriyaki chicken
- Sheet pan chicken stir fry
- Sheet pan chicken nachos
- Sheet pan garlic chicken
- Sheet pan flank steak fajitas
- Sheet pan Philly cheesesteaks
- Sheet pan shrimp fajitas
- Sheet pan Italian meal prep bowls
- Sheet pan parmesan pesto steelhead with roasted potatoes
Needless to say, I love a good sheet pan meal. There is a reason I am so obsessed with the sheet pan, and it is basically how convenient it is. You don’t have to keep an eye on things like you do on the stove top. And the clean up is minimal. I don’t think I need to wax on about the beauty that is sheet pan cooking. But seriously, give it a try. And start with this beef and broccoli.
When it comes to beef and broccoli there are a lot of pros for cooking it in a wok. The biggest being to get that crispy edged beef. However, despite not getting that in this dish, I have to say this is my preferred method because of the simplicity of popping it in the oven. Additionally, when it comes down to it, the key factors in a good beef and broccoli are tender beef, and a tasty sauce. If done right, this will accomplish both.
The key to tender beef is how you slice it. Slice against the grain, and as thin as you possibly can. I was in a bit of a hurry, and did not slice this as thin as I should have, and bits were chewy. But the flavor made up for my lazy slicing. And we ate it anyway. The sauce on this is comprised of a typical line up of ingredients found in beef and broccoli, with a few twists.
There are two parts, the original rub, which you rub all over the steak. It flavors the meat really nicely. And then the sauce you dump over the broccoli. It is a traditional beef and broccoli sauce. And together it is a mighty combination of flavor.
Just be sure to toss the beef and broccoli really well at the end so the sauce gets evenly distributed, and don’t be shy about spooning it over what you are about to eat! I loved adding extra sauce, and may even double up the sauce recipe next time. So if you love sauce, double the sauce recipe, not the steak sauce/rub.
And then drizzle away. The corn starch in the sauce will help it thicken as it cools a little, so you will get that delightful sauce that sticks to the food. And you will love it!
I love to serve this over Jasmine Rice. And it is basically a complete meal. I don’t really serve it with sides. But we do occasionally eat it with chopsticks, which I stink at! But it is still fun.
Check out this cookbook full of fun ideas for sheet pan dinners, hands off, easy, delicious, right out of the oven meals: COOKBOOK
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