Beef, Broccoli and Kimchi

by Spicie Foodie on October 7, 2013

 Beef, Broccoli and Kimchi Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #kimchi #beef #steak #broccoli #stirfry

Kimchi is a crunchy, spicy, tangy, fermented cabbage and vegetable mix that comes from Korea. It is one of my most favorite things in the world, and something I could sit and eat a whole container of all by myself and not feel ashamed of it. Seriously, kimchi is that freaking good! You can eat it on its own, on top of other foods or cooked with them. Whatever you put kimchi on/in will turn into pure awesomeness.

 Beef, Broccoli and Kimchi Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #kimchi #beef #steak #broccoli #stirfry

Sometimes I think my husband worries about my inability to eat just a small serving of kimchi. I can’t help myself, I have to eat seconds…or thirds — and large servings too. I think I have a problem…I think I’m addicted to kimchi. Hubby also loves it, well maybe not as much as I do. He was the one who made my life much better by introducing me to kimchi. I love him for that. To show him how grateful I am that he came into my life just to introduce me to kimchi, I share a little bit of the large packages I buy from the local Asian food store. But, I really don’t like it when he helps himself to my kimchi. He’s nice and respects that. To reward him I decided to make this plate of kimchi awesomeness for us to share.

 Beef, Broccoli and Kimchi Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #kimchi #beef #steak #broccoli #stirfry

5.0 from 5 reviews

Beef, Broccoli and Kimchi
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Everything tastes better with kimchi! This dish is a tad spicy and very, very good. It’s ready in about 30 minutes and will surely satisfy your family or dinner guests.
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: International, Fusion, Asian
Serves: 4
  • 500 gm or 1 lb. skirt steak, all excess fat removed and cut against the grain and cut into thin strips
  • 1 small yellow/brown onion, cut in ⅛ths
  • small piece of ginger, sliced into matchsticks or minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 200 gm or 1 cup of kimchi
  • broccoli florets, about 2 cups full or around 250 gm
  • soy sauce to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or oil of choice, extra if needed
To Serve:
  1. This recipe cooks quickly so please make sure you have all the ingredients at hand and ready to proceed. If serving with rice, get the rice started before cooking the beef.
  2. Heat the oil and cook the onion until it begins to soften, then add the meat and cook all the way through. Next add the ginger, garlic, kimchi and broccoli florets. If desired add a splash or two of soy sauce. Cook until broccoli is to desired tenderness. Serve over rice or noodles if desired.


 Beef, Broccoli and Kimchi Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #kimchi #beef #steak #broccoli #stirfry

How can I describe to you how delicious this recipe tasted…it’s awesome! You can taste the kimchi so it’s a tad spicy and the beef and broccoli worked wonderfully with it. All I can say is that you simply must make this dish. You’ll crave it often and you can’t beat the minimal effort it takes to prepare this meal. Enjoy!

Thanks to all of you for sharing your great rice cooking tips, I’ve put some to use. I’m getting better at cooking the red Thai rice perfectly. See how good it looks in the photos?;) You can read my previous post about the rice here and make sure to read over the comments for cooking tips.

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa October 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM

A flavorful and healthy stir-fry!




2 Spicie Foodie October 7, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Thanks Rosa!


3 Monique October 7, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I have seen Kimchi in stores..wonder if bought already made is good too?

This looks yum:)


4 Spicie Foodie October 7, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Yes, Monique I buy mine from the store and it has always tasted great. Enjoy!


5 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun October 7, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I’ve never really worked with kimchi, but as always, Nancy, you inspire. Nice recipe and gorgeous photos.


6 Spicie Foodie October 7, 2013 at 4:53 PM

You should give it a try, Victoria. Thanks!


7 Ramona October 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM

What a fantastic dish… I love the addition of kimchi. Very cool ingredient. :)


8 Spicie Foodie October 7, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Thanks Ramona!


9 Ash-foodfashionparty October 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I made my own kimchi couple of weeks back and I might make this one with chicken, looks so good.


10 Spicie Foodie October 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Wow, that’s great that you made your own kimchi; I haven’t tried that yet. Chicken would work wonderful, enjoy Ash!


11 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 7, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Three of my favorite things – I can’t believe I never thought to put them all together before. I can’t wait to make this – thanks Nancy!!


12 Spicie Foodie October 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Let me know how you like it Alyssa — enjoy!


13 Angie@Angie's Recipes October 7, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Very flavourful and tasty! I love that perfectly cooked red rice too.


14 Spicie Foodie October 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Thank you Angie!:)


15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I love beef and broccoli, a wonderful stir-fry!


16 Spicie Foodie October 8, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Thanks Laura!


17 Monica October 8, 2013 at 1:29 AM

I also like kimchi and what a great idea to add it into this beef & broccoli stir-fry!! I’ve been trying to come up with more ways for my husband and I to eat it and I’m going to have to try this for sure! It looks truly delicious. I wish that chopstick was going straight into my mouth from the bowl!


18 Spicie Foodie October 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Enjoy Monica!:)


19 Gina October 8, 2013 at 2:46 AM

How funny you should mark the jar and you will know when he has been in it. He he. I’m sure you share and you were so sweet to make him this. I haven’t used kimchi in a long time, don’t ask why. Just too many other things spinning around up there in the old noggin. Hope your little minions are doing well and yourself.


20 Spicie Foodie October 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Haha, I should do that! What, no kimchi in your house? That’s wrong Gina…haha:) Thanks we are all doing well, hope all is well with you and yours. Hugsies! xx


21 mjskit October 8, 2013 at 6:13 AM

Great dish to go with your Thai red rice! With the kimchi, I’m sure this dish is quite spicy and delicious! My husband isn’t much of a fan of kimchi, but like you, I love it! When we eat Korean, I always order it. Wonderful stirfry Nancy!


22 Spicie Foodie October 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

That’s too bad that your husband doesn’t like kimchi — but that means more for you, yay! Thanks MJ!


23 Eha October 8, 2013 at 6:13 AM

I absolutely have to try this! Beef and broccoli: that is almost kindy stuff, BUT putting kimchi on the same plate ~ this I have to try!! Shall come and tell the tale :) !


24 Spicie Foodie October 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Yes, do come back and let me know how you liked it Eha. Enjoy!:)


25 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 8, 2013 at 7:38 AM

What a great use of kimchi with beef and broccoli! Your photography looks like all the pages from magazine, Nancy! :)


26 Spicie Foodie October 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Thanks so much Nami!:)


27 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz October 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I think you ay have an obsession with kimchi lol. This does look wonderful, I have to start incorporation as part of a recipe as well.


28 Spicie Foodie October 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Just a tiny one, lol:) Thanks Evelyne.


29 Helene D'Souza October 8, 2013 at 5:13 PM

I still haven’t had a chance to try kimchi but I bet I will love it because I am a huge Sauerkraut fan. Woow I wish I could have a plate of your beef broccoli and kimchi bowl, my mouth is watering and it’s dinner time. =)


30 Coffee and Crumpets October 9, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Beef and broccoli is one of my favourite stir fries, so adding pickled cabbage can only make it better! I live how it’s so quick to cook. Going to try this soon! Thanks for stopping by my site so I can discover this awesomeness :)



31 Betty October 9, 2013 at 3:32 AM

You’ve made me want some of that RIGHT NOW! It looks so good- kimchi is good for you too. :)


32 yummychunklet October 9, 2013 at 6:47 AM

This looks really delicious!


33 Marissa | Pinch and Swirl October 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Genius to add kimchi to this classic dish! Can’t wait to try this…


34 john@kitchenriffs October 9, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Great dish! I’m in love with kimchi, too. This looks wonderful! One of these days I really need to make my own kimchi – I like what I buy, but it’d be so fun to make my own. ;-)


35 nusrat2010 October 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

This is what I call “Porn” – a hardcore one :)
Your dishes, pictures are always extremely appetizing, shiver-inducing, drool-inducing. They are unbelievably beautiful plus inviting.
Thank you for this luscious recipe; a truly an irresistible one.


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