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'Beef' & Broccoli W/ Black Bean Sauce


A delicious plant-based version of the traditional Chinese Beef and Broccoli dish.
  • Serves: 2 to 4
  • Active Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
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Step 1: Marinating the “Beef”

Marinating the “Beef”
  • 1 pkg Gardein Beefless Tips, defrosted
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Shao Hsing rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tbsp agave or other sweetener


To make the stir-fry, first prepare your mise en place. To marinate the beefless tips, in a bowl add the soy sauce, Shao Hsing wine, sesame oil, agave, sambal and cornstarch. Toss to evenly coat the beefless tips and let marinate for 20 minutes or so.

Step 2: Preparing the Sauce

Preparing the Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shao Hsing rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp agave or other sweetener
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek, or to taste
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


To make the sauce, combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, Shao Hsing wine, agave, sambal and white pepper. Whisk to blend the ingredients. Lastly, add the cornstarch.

Step 3: Preparing the Stir-Fry

Preparing the Stir-Fry
  • 2 long, red Thai chilies (optional)
  • 3 to 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fermented black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock


Thinly slice the onion and cut the broccoli into 1- to 2-inch pieces.
Mince the garlic and ginger and slice the Thai chilies on the bias. Have your fermented black beans and vegetable stock available for stir-frying, as well as the Beefless Tips.

Step 4: Stir-Frying the Dish

Stir-Frying the Dish
  • 1 to 2 tbsp peanut oil


To cook the stir-fry, preheat a wok over high heat then add the oil, immediately followed by half of the beefless tips. Separate the pieces to ensure they color evenly and let cook without touching them until they start to brown. Toss and continue to cook until the pieces are browned on all sides.Once done, remove the pieces and set aside while you cook the next batch.

At this point, add a bit more oil, followed by the onions. Let cook for a minute or so, then add the garlic, ginger and black beans.

Cook for 30 seconds, then add the broccoli and chilies. Toss a few times, then add a bit of stock and toss again. At this point, cover the wok for a few minutes, to help steam the broccoli.

Next, add the beefless tips back to the wok and add just enough sauce to lightly coat the ingredients. Toss and continue to cook for another minute or so. Once done, remove from the heat and serve immediately.

If desired, serve with a side of brown rice and extra sambal.


  • Mark M
    Mark M
    Hey there, What exactly are Gardein beefless tips? they already look cooked in the video, is that correct? thanks Mark
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Hi Mark- Here's a link to the Gardein website that explains this product. I hope this helps. ~Ken
  • Marilyn
    If I use regular sugar or light brown sugar is it the same measurement?
  • Sandy S
    Sandy S
    Hi Marilyn, Yes, you can use the same amount but, of course, the best approach is to taste and adjust. So, start a bit more conservatively, you can always add more, it is very hard to pick it out! Cheers, Sandy
  • Rhea maria T
    Rhea maria T
    Hello, What could substitute for the "beef" if I can't find "beef" products in my country. Thank you :)
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hello, Rhea: thanks for writing. As previously shared, the roasted tofu recipe from Rouxbe, is a good base, and will be a good ingredient to use. The sauce and the stir fry will add to the dish greatly. Let us know when you make the dish. Cheers, Char

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