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. Plenty of garlic, obviously.
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 plus the occasional regular grocery store.
Finally, fresh green broccoli gives this entree some color and crunch.
You can serve with traditional rice, cauliflower rice, or nothing at all. I personally love it on cauliflower rice but it’s satisfying enough to enjoy alone.
Without further adieu I bring you this yummy (Whole30 compliant) recipe for Beef & Broccoli.
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- 2 lb flank steak cut into small 1/4 inch thick pieces
- 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos Original or Teriyaki
- 2 tablespoons garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger or 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 16 oz fresh broccoli florets Not frozen. Mine come in a bag from the produce section of the grocery store.
- additional salt and pepper to taste
- additional Coconut Aminos for drizzling
- Add your sliced flank steak to a gallon Ziploc bag with 1/2 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 a minimum of 15 minutes. (The longer the better.)
- Toss the minced garlic, flank steak, ginger, garlic powder, salt, and pepper into your pan. Do not squeeze the remaining marinade into the pan. You won't need it and too much liquid can make it difficult to get a nice brown on your steak.
- 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. Allow your meat to brown on both sides. This can take 5 - 6 minutes depending on how full your pan is and the thickness of your steak.
- Remove your steak from the pan. 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.) The broccoli is finished when it's a little soft but not completely wilted. Stir it into any sauce and garlic remaining in the pan. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss in your steak. Stir together and serve. Add an extra drizzle of Coconut Aminos if you like.
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