I love a great bowl of beef & broccoli. A really phenomenal one is filling and guilt-free. Plus it’s such an easy meal to whip up in no time! I’m all over anything I can prepare in 30 minutes or less, how about you?
For my version I wanted to create just the right balance of flavor. It had to have some of my very favorite ingredients including the dream team of sauteed onion and garlic (gimme all the garlic).
I also didn’t want to overwhelm all the other ingredients with soy sauce. My solution for this was to not use soy sauce at all. Gasp. It’s going to be okay, folks. Instead I opted for Coconut Aminos. Ever heard of this? If not, prepare to be amazed. It’s a sauce made from the sap of the coconut tree. It does not taste like coconut. The flavor is very much like a soy sauce but a bit milder. And it’s not made with sugar! If you’re skeptical, I hear ya. But you’re going to want to try this out and soon I bet you’ll be using it as a marinade for everything under the sun. The brand I use is Coconut Secret and I’ve been able to find it in basically every natural food store.
Finally, fresh bright green broccoli gives this entree some color and crunch.
You can serve with traditional rice, cauliflower rice, or nothing at all. It’s satisfying enough to enjoy alone!
Without further adieu I bring you this yummy (Whole 30 compliant) recipe for beef & broccoli.
- 2 lb Flank Steak, cut into small ¼ inch thick pieces
- ½ Cup Coconut Aminos (Original or Teriyaki)
- ½ Large Onion, sliced into strips
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Ginger
- ½ Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Salt
- ½ Tsp Ground Pepper
- 32 Oz Fresh Broccoli Florets (Mine come in a bag from the produce section of the grocery store.)
- Add your sliced flank steak to a gallon Ziploc bag with ½ cup of Coconut Aminos. Make sure you let the air out of the bag and have it completely closed. Now squish the contents of the bag so that no steak is without Coconut Aminos. Because we don't use too much you'll see that the steak quickly absorbs it. Let this marinade for 15 minutes to an hour. (The longer the better.)
- Coat the bottom of a large saute pan (you'll need the extra space later) with your olive oil. Add your sliced onion. Give it a stir. Saute over medium to medium-high heat until the onion becomes translucent and a little browned. This should only take a few minutes if your pan is hot.
- Now it's time to make the magic happen. Toss the minced garlic, flank steak, ginger, garlic powder, salt, and pepper into your pan with the onion. Turn the heat up somewhere between high and medium high. Stir frequently so that all sides of your steak brown. Your pan will quickly fill up with the Coconut Aminos liquid that was absorbed into your meat. Your meat will brown and a some of your liquid cooked off in 5 minutes.
- Remove your steak and onions. Add to a bowl and set aside.
- Add your broccoli to the beautiful brown sauce remaining in the pan. Cover. Cook over medium high heat for approximately 5 minutes. (The bag may say you can go as long as 9 minutes but if you do your broccoli will be soggy and falling apart.) Toss in your steak and onions. Stir together and serve.
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