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Sugar Free Broccoli Beef

Sugar-free broccoli beef is the perfect recipe to make healthier take out at home. This simple recipe is also gluten-free and soy-free and works great for a variety of different diets. This quick and easy stir-fry is sure to be a hit with your family and kids. Simple enough to make for weeknight dinner!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword healthy broccoli beef, whole 30 broccoli beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 484 kcal
Author Hayley

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger (Ground)
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Arrow Root Powder or Corn Starch
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Head Broccoli About 4 Cups
  • 1 lbs Beef Bottom Round Sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil

Instructions

  1. In a bowl add coconut aminos/soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger, fish sauce,  and apple cider vinegar. In a small bowl mix the arrow root powder/corn starch with water and mix until it is a paste. Then add to other bowl and mix well. This will make about 1 cup of stir fry sauce.

  2. Prepare beef by slicing into thin strips. About 1/2" by 2" long. Pour 3/4 cup of the stir fry sauce over the beef in a bowl. Set aside.

  3. Cut broccoli into equal sized florets. You will want to have about 4 cups of chopped broccoli or a whole head.

  4. Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When skillet is hot (3-5 minutes) add all of the beef strips. Try to spread them in an even layer on the skillet so they can cook evenly.

  5. Cook the beef for 3-5 minutes without stirring until the bottom side has browned. Then stir to cook the other side of the beef.

  6. At this point add the broccoli on top of the beef and cover skillet with a lid. The broccoli should begin to steam with the juices from the sauce and the meat. Leave alone for 5-7 minutes.

  7. At this point the broccoli should be softened and the meat should all be browned. If the broccoli is still too crunchy, continue to let it cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Stir to coat broccoli and beef in the thicken sauce that should be forming in the bottom of the pan.

  8. Once cooked through remove from the heat and serve immediately. Pour additional stir fry sauce over broccoli and beef. Serve with cauliflower rice or sauted cabbage. 

Recipe Notes

For those that are not avoiding soy or gluten you can use reduced sodium soy sauce and corn starch in place of the coconut aminos and arrow root powder, respectively.

This recipe only makes 4oz of meat per person which is the standard serving size. If you or the people you are cooking for are big eaters I would double the recipe.