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Vegan Broccoli Beef

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The CLASSIC Chinese-American take out, but VEGAN and BETTER! Packed with way more flavor than Panda Express, it’s Vegan Broccoli Beef.

When I worked at a video game company, we would often work late (or CRUNCH as they called it) and in order to keep us there, they’d buy dinner. A lot of times it was Panda Express. Honestly, I don’t remember liking it very much, it was greasy AND bland, an awful combo.

So I’m happy to report that I’ve recreated one of their most popular dishes, but not only VEGAN, but way more flavorful and less greasy too!

INGREDIENTS for vegan broccoli beef

For the Broccoli Beef, we’re gonna use Soy Curls! Obviously, use whatever vegan beef you like, but I find that soy curls are the best option for myself. They are super easy to work with and are relatively inexpensive.

We’re gonna just rehydrate them and make a beefy marinade, then cook and reduce them down in that marinade.

Then we’ll coat them in a soy ginger garlic sauce. We can make this with ingredients like Vegan Oyster Sauce, Chinese Black Vinegar and Shaoxing Wine. Or you can sub those ingredients for something more common like Hoisin Sauce and Rice Vinegar.

For the Broccoli, you can either saute fresh broccoli, or microwave or steam some, up to you!


This is best eaten fresh, but you can store leftovers in the fridge for 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop of microwave.

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Vegan Broccoli Beef

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4.65 from 14 votes
Servings 2 – 3 Servings




  • 2 cups Beefless Broth
  • 1 Tbsp mushroom seasoning or 1 tsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Kitchen Bouquet or Gravy Master optional for color

Soy Ginger Sauce

  • 3-4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp brown sugar or agave, date syrup etc
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Shaoxing wine or use rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp vegan oyster sauce or Hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp black vinegar optional but recommended
  • 1 tsp sriracha optional for some heat


Broccoli Beef

  • Rehydrate the soy curls by covering them in some water for about 10 minutes.
  • While soy curls are hydrating, prepare the marinade and soy ginger sauce by combining the ingredients in separate bowls respectively.
  • Strain your soy curls. Using your bare hands, squeeze out the excess water. You want them to be as dry as possible. I typically do this in a colander that's got another bowl underneath it (or you could do it over the sink too).
  • Get a large skillet heated up over medium heat, add your soy curls and the marinade. Now all we need to do is reduce down, which should take about 30 minutes.
  • Reduce liquid completely, if desired, let the soy curls cook for a bit longer to brown a bit.
  • Now would be a good time to microwave or steam broccoli. You can also remove the soy curls from the pan and pan-fry the broccoli to your desired doneness as well. If you do that, simply add the soy curl beef back in after doing so.
  • Add the soy ginger sauce to the pan, (if you steamed or microwaved your broccoli, add them in now as well) stir to combine. Stir again, and now you're done!
  • ENJOY!
Keyword vegan broccoli beef chow mein, vegan chinese food, vegan take out
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    1. Hi, I’m sorry, not sure what you mean, after you add the cooked broccoli you essentially just need to toss everything to combine and you are done with it. So I’m not sure I understand, thanks!

  1. Hi! The written part of the chow mein recipe seems to have disappeared (I swear I saw it here the other day) – any idea where I can find it? Thank you!

    1. Hey Erin, I was in the process of separating the two recipes into their own posts and got too busy to finish the chow mein one, I was about to copy and paste the chow mein recipe for you here, but I see I’m a ding dong and accidentally saved over the original recipe card, so for now the recipe only lives in the video, I’ll get to that ASAP, but if you watch the video I should give the ingredient amounts, sorry about that!

  2. 5 stars
    This is now my go to Beef and Broccoli recipe. This is my number 1 comfort food and now I have a vegan recipe, even better than my omni recipe too, that works 😀 Thanks so much! I am going to try adding potato starch for a thicker sauce.

    1. Awesome, glad you like it better even! You could also make a cornstarch slurry, I’m surprised I didn’t do that!

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