Simple Honey Soy Stir-Fry

Source: Kylee Cooks

Food Fact

What’s the difference between grass-fed and grain-finished beef? Not much on the nutritional level. Both are high in protein, zinc and iron, but grass-fed beef tends to be a little lower in fat. In terms of how they’re raised, all cattle spend most of their life grazing on pasture. The difference comes down to the last four to six months when grain-finished cattle are introduced to diets higher in energy with ingredients like soybean meal and corn.


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine, cooking sherry or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 pound sirloin beef, cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, optional
  • Hot, cooked rice of your choice, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large skillet.

  2. When it’s hot but not smoking, add the onion and cook for 2 minutes until onion has softened.

  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.

  4. Add the broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  5. Remove the onion, garlic and broccoli and set aside.

  6. Combine soy sauce, white wine and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.

  7. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the wok or skillet. Add the beef and stir-fry until cooked through.

  8. Add the broccoli, onion and garlic back to the wok and toss to combine.

  9. Drizzle honey over the beef and broccoli, then add the soy mixture and combine.

  10. Sprinkle with red pepper if desired and serve over rice.

Get published on Future Eats!

Passionate about food? (Come on, who isn’t?) Got a recipe to share or a farmer story to tell? Send us a written piece or a cool photo you’d like to share at for the chance to get published on!