Sesame-Garlic Beef & Broccoli with Whole-Wheat Noodles


A savory marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil infuses flavor into sirloin steak pieces in this healthy beef and broccoli stir-fry recipe. Tip: Partially freeze the beef for easier slicing.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
10 cups


  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, plus 2 teaspoons, divided

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 ounces whole-wheat linguine

  • 4 cups broccoli florets

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup slivered onion

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Thinly slice beef across the grain into bite-size strips. Place in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper in a small bowl; pour over the beef. Seal the bag; turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning the bag once.

  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook linguine for 1 minute less than directed on package. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

  3. Meanwhile, combine broccoli and water in a wok or medium nonstick skillet; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the water is evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion, pepper and the remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the broccoli mixture to a bowl; cover and keep warm.

  4. Drain the beef, reserving the marinade. Add half of the beef to the hot wok (or skillet); cook, stirring, until slightly pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining beef; remove to the plate.

  5. Combine the reserved cooking water and marinade in the wok (or skillet); add the noodles. Cook over medium heat, stirring, just until the noodles are tender and the sauce is thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Divide the noodle mixture among 4 plates or shallow bowls. Top with the beef and the broccoli mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.


Note: See this recipe in our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Vitamin A 2179IU 44%
Vitamin C 71mg 79%
Folate 94mcg 24%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 101mg 24%
Potassium 770mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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