Vegan “Beef” & Broccoli Stir Fry

Crispy fried beef style seitan with broccoli, in a ginger, garlic and Chinese five spice sauce. This would be great for an easy vegan fakeaway


I used my homemade Beef Style Seitan for this, if you’d like to make it too click/tap the link to go to the recipe. If you’d prefer you can alternatively use shop bought mock meats

Yield; Four servings Cook time; 25 minutes

You’ll need;

  1. 300g beef style seitan/mock meat, sliced into pieces
  2. Two and a half tablespoons of cornflour
  3. Two tablespoons of oil
  4. A thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  5. Two cloves of garlic, minced
  6. One head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  7. 250ml meat free beef stock, I used meat free stock by Oxo
  8. One and a half teaspoons of Chinese five spice
  9. One tablespoon of soy sauce


  • Start by adding one and a half tablespoons of cornflour into a mixing bowl, add the seitan/mock meat and mix until it’s all coated. Now add one tablespoon of oil into a large frying pan over a medium heat, and fry off the seitan/mock meat until it’s crispyDSC_1091-picsay.JPG
  • Once they’re done set them aside, you may have to fry them in two batchesDSC_1093-picsay.JPG
  • Add the other tablespoon of oil into a frying pan over a medium high heat. Once it’s warmed up, add the ginger and garlic. Give them a minute or two to cook, then add the broccoli, allow it to cook for five minutes. If the pan starts to get a little dry, I just add a splash of waterDSC_1095-picsay.JPG
  • Next, add the stock, Chinese five spice and soy sauce, giving it a stir to combineDSC_1097-picsay.JPG
  • Add the remaining cornflour into a cup with a little splash of water, and mix it well. Once the stock starts to simmer, add in the cornflour slurry and mix to combine. Give it three minutes to thicken the sauce. Finally add the seitan/mock meat into the broccoli and sauce, give it a couple of minutes to warm through, then serveDSC_1100-picsay.JPG

I served mine with fluffy white rice. If you want to serve it with a fried rice dish, I have a couple recipes that would work really well with this
Firstly this Mushroom and Pepper Fried Rice


Or this egg free Vegan Egg Fried Rice


It’s just as good with plain rice though, as there’s plenty of sauce to soak into the rice


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