Better Than Take-Out Beef with Broccoli

beef recipes May 07, 2019
Chinese food was probably one of my favorite foods growing up. I’ve always been a sucker for beef and broccoli, so I had to make a keto version. This beef and broccoli dish is paired with a thick, flavorful sauce that will kick your craving for Chinese take-out. Serve it over cauliflower rice or shirataki rice/noodles to absorb all that tasty marinade.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course Cuisine: Chinese, Egg Free, Nut Free, Paleo/Dairy Free Servings: 4 servings 

Ingredients

For the marinade

  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos (or 2 tablespoons liquid aminos)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the beef and broccoli

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pound beef sirloin or flank steak, sliced thinly across the grain
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed until just tender
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, coconut oil, sesame oil, fish sauce, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  • In a large plastic bag or medium bowl, pour ⅓ of the marinade over the beef and let marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Save the rest of the marinade in a small container to use for the sauce
  • In a large pot, steam broccoli until just tender. Transfer to a bowl with ice and cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat coconut oil over high heat. Add beef and let brown for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip meat and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Add cooked broccoli florets and leftover marinade. Stir well and let simmer on medium-low for 5 to 10 minutes or until sauce thickens and meat is cooked through. Top with sesame seeds if desired.

Notes

Variation Tip: Feel free to swap the sirloin for ribeye, ground beef or other meat of choice.
 
Recipe Tip: For a thicker sauce, stir in a ½ to 1 teaspoon xanthan or guar gum at the end of cooking.
 
Nutrition Per Serving: Calories: 356; Total Fat: 24g; Protein: 29g; Total Carbs: 6g; Fiber: 1.5g; Net Carbs: 4.5g

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