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Beef And Broccoli Recipe – An Easy Recipe That Is Better Than Take Out!

One of my favorite things to order at an Asian restaurant is Beef and Broccoli. Seared, juicy beef slices and crunchy broccoli that is covered with a sweet, thick glaze and topped with white crisp onions.

It is so good that sometimes I don’t even eat the rice that comes with it! However, in an effort to eat out less and make healthy meals at home, I haven’t had this popular dish in a while.

Therefore, when the craving hit me, I decided to treat myself and make my own version of this recipe. Surprisingly tit took me only about 30 minutes to make it and it turned out even better than I expected!

And best of all, it is an easy dinner recipe that is much healthier than what you order at a restaurant. In addition, it will also save you money by making it at home!

beef and broccoli
Homemade beef and broccoli is delicious low-carb dinner recipe that tastes even better than your favorite take out restaurant!

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

This easy and quick recipe is basically a stir fry recipe that comes together quickly, which will be a game-changer for you as it will fulfill all of the cravings for take out. You can actually can make it in less time than it takes to drive to your favorite restaurant or have it delivered.

The recipe is high in protein and serves as a great dinner option for those who are striving to eat a healthier diet. Unlike the restaurant’s recipe, it contains no refined sugar, high levels of sodium, or MSG.

However, you still get the classic flavors and textures of a little sticky, a little tangy, a little sweet and it is absolutely delicious. It’s full of layers of various bold flavors, mouth-watering aromas and amazing textures.

This is a very easy recipe that is satisfying and makes for great leftovers for the next day.

BEEF AND BROCCOLI RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • Beef
  • Broccoli
  • Cornstarch
  • Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Beef Broth
  • Soy Sauce
  • Maple Syrup/Honey
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green onion, optional
  • Sesame seeds, optional

More About The Ingredients

1. BEEF

Tri-tip, sirloin or flank steak works best for this recipe.

2. BROCCOLI

Cut the broccoli into florets or purchase florets to make this recipe come together even faster!

3. ONION

It is best to use a sweet onion to add more flavor to the beef and broccoli.

4. OLIVE OIL

You will need to use an oil with a high smoke point. Therefore, I prefer to use olive oil, not extra virgin olive oil. However you could also use Avocado or Grapeseed oil as well.

5. SWEETENER

To keep things lower in carbs, use a low-carb sweetener like Stevia or Monk Fruit. However, if you are not worried about counting carbohydrates, use maple syrup, honey or brown sugar instead.

soy sauce and honey
The sauce is a simple combination of soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.

6. BEEF BROTH

As always, use low-sodium beef broth in this recipe. You can always adjust the salt level when serving.

7. SOY SAUCE

Just like the beef broth, use a reduced sodium soy sauce whenever possible. Although you could substitute coconut aminos or tamari sauce if you prefer.

8. CORNSTARCH

Cornstarch is used to coat the beef. When you combine it with glaze, it will help to thickening it up. However, you could substitute arrowroot powder if you prefer not to use cornstarch.

9. GARLIC AND GINGER:

It is best to use fresh garlic and ginger. Then store the remaining ginger root in the freezer and it will keep for months!

GARNISH INGREDIENTS (OPTIONAL):

Although not absolutely necessary, the sliced green onion and sesame seeds add not only additional flavor but also a nice crunch that pairs perfectly with the beef and broccoli.

strips of beef
I prefer to use a flank steak or a tri-tip steak when making beef and broccoli. They are lean cuts of meat that require very little cooking time.

HOW TO PREPARE THE RECIPE

1. Before you make a stir fry ensure that all the ingredients you are about to use are minced, sliced, chopped and ready to dive into the cooking pan. If you do this the cooking will be easier and quicker than having to wait to cut and dice while your are cooking. If you are going to serve this with rice, or any other side dish, then it should also be prepared at the same time.

2. Make the sauce by adding maple syrup or honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger to a small bowl and whisk it until completely blended and set aside.

3. Cut the steak into thin slices. Then place the beef strips in a bowl and sprinkle cornstarch over top and use tongs to help coat the beef completely in the corn starch. This is a crucial step to help the beef brown up nicely and also to help thicken the sauce when everything is combined.

Brown The Beef

4. Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the beef strips to the skillet. Continue to cook until all sides of the beef turn brown. Then place the cooked beef on a plate and finish cooking the remaining beef strips is needed.

5. Using the same skillet, turn the heat to high and pour the broth in the pan. Use a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the skillet, being sure to scrape off any bits that are stuck to the pan. One the pan is deglazed, add the onion and broccoli. Continue cooking for a couple of minutes.

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Toss Everything Together

6. Now it is time to put the beef and broccoli together. Add the cooked beef and the prepared sauce and add them to the broth. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes.

Be sure to stir frequently so that everything gets coated in the sauce and the sauce thickens. Cook just until the broccoli is slightly tender but still crispy.

7. Garnish with diced green onion and sesame seeds. Beef and broccoli is typically served with white rice. However, you can also eat it as a stand alone dish or serve it with cauliflower rice if you are looking for a low-carb option.

STORING TIPS

Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This is one of those recipes that may even be just as good, it not even better the second day!

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS

It is best to reheat leftovers in a skillet. Add a little broth or water to a skillet over medium heat until warmed through. This will take approximately 4-5 minutes.

Asian recipe leftovers
Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator. You can even make this meal ahead of time for an easy, reheat lunch for the next day.

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Enjoy! Mary

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beef and broccoli

Easy Beef & Broccoli Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

An easy to prepare beef and broccoli recipe that can be served as a stand alone meal or served over rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Tri-tip or Flank steak
  • 1lb Broccoli florets
  • 1/2 half large onion, sliced in thin strips
  • 2 TBSP. Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 3 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 3 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Maple Syrup/ Honey
  • 1 TBSP Garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP Ginger, minced

Garnish Ingredients

  • 1 Green onion, diced
  • 2 TBSP Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce by adding maple syrup or honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger to a small bowl and whisk it until completely blended and set aside.
  2. Cut the steak into thin slices. Then place the beef strips in a bowl and sprinkle cornstarch over top. Use tongs to help coat the beef completely in the corn starch.
  3. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the beef strips to the skillet. Continue to cook until all sides of the beef turn brown. Place the cooked beef on a plate and finish cooking the remaining beef strips if needed.
  4. Using the same skillet, turn the heat to high and pour the broth in the pan. Use a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the skillet, being sure to scrape off any bits that are stuck to the pan. One the pan is deglazed, add the onion and broccoli. Continue cooking for a couple of minutes
  5. Add the cooked beef and the prepared sauce and add them to the broth. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently so that everything gets coated in the sauce and the sauce thickens. Cook just until the broccoli is slightly tender but still crispy.
  6. Garnish with diced green onion and sesame seeds.

Notes

To keep things low in carbs, use Stevia or Monk Fruit as the sweetener.

Beef and broccoli is typically served with white rice. However, you can also eat it as a stand alone dish or serve it with cauliflower rice if you are looking for a low-carb option.

Recipe provided by iCookfortwo.com

Nutrition Information
Yield 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 498Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 111mgSodium 1006mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 5gSugar 14gProtein 41g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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