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HEALTHY BEEF AND BROCCOLI

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HEALTHY BEEF AND BROCCOLI



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I will always have a soft spot for something that takes a bit more time and effort like slow simmered soups or stews, or a fancy dessert but most days we’re eating meals that are fairly straight forward and simple.
That never ever means we sacrifice flavor and this healthy beef and broccoli is one of those dynamite recipes that hits all my favorite criteria fast, healthy, easy and delicious.



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Thinly sliced beef gets dredged in a little bit of arrowroot or cornstarch, if you’re not paleo/don’t have it and a super-quick sear in the pan paired with tender, delicious broccolini or broccoli and a three-ingredient sauce the flavor combination is magic I love when I can coax as much flavor as possible out of a short ingredient list.
The beef stays tender the broccolini is cooked just enough and the savory sauce ties everything together serve this with a side of fresh pineapple, and some rice or cauliflower rice and dinner is done.

NOTES ON THE RECIPE:



Right when I released it the proportions were a bit different and several of you mentioned that it was too salty I re-tested it and adjusted the amounts this summer I haven’t had any too salty complaints since. That said…

Go low sodium whether you use soy sauce, tamari, etc I always suggest using low sodium sauce if you use regular soy sauce/tamari it can get too salty if you can’t find low-sodium sauce you can add less soy/tamari, or add a little more water to dilute it a bit I haven’t found this to be a problem with coconut aminos also note that for this to be Whole30 compliant you will want to stick with coconut aminos.

What kind of steak? The big thing here is something fairly lean I tend to buy either top sirloin steak or loin tip steak the thinner you slice it, the faster it cooks and the better the dish also do keep an eye on it since it really only takes 60-90 seconds per side to cook through.

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Why broccolini? I have been on a broccolini kick because it’s so tender even the stems I don’t have any waste and the flavor is a little bit more mild I have also made it with broccoli with great results. Use whatever you can find.

Change it up not digging broccoli? No problem try snow peas, snap peas bell pepper strips, or mushrooms it’s all good.

Arrowroot vs. cornstarch arrowroot is a grain-free starch that’s often used as a thickener and is common in paleo cooking if you don’t have it, feel free to use cornstarch it lends a bit of crispiness to the beef and helps thicken the sauce one thing that can make arrowroot a bit trickier to work with is that if you boil something too long with arrowroot in it it actually loosens back up and thins out again if you are an absolute beginner cook you might find cornstarch easier to work with but if you are fairly comfortable in the kitchen it will be no problem if you follow the directions.

INGREDIENTS


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  • 3/4lb. lean steak such as top sirloin, or loin tip thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch*
  • 1lb. broccolini or broccoli cut into 2” sections
  • 1/2 cup low sodium gluten free tamari, coconut aminos, or soy sauce*
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/4–1/2 cup water as desired
  • olive oil or coconut oil for cooking


INSTRUCTIONS


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  • In a medium bowl combine thinly sliced steak with arrowroot or cornstarch and a pinch of pepper toss to coat well.
  • Heat a drizzle of oil in a large skillet over medium heat working in batches add a few slices of steak not touching each other to the pan cook 60-90 seconds per side then transfer to a clean plate or bowl repeat with remaining steak adding more oil to the pan as needed.
  • When all the steak is cooked add broccoli to the pan again, if the pan is a bit dry add a bit more oil). Cook 4-5 minutes or till crisp-tender cook longer if you like your broccoli softer.
  • While the broccoli is cooking, mix up your sauce by combining the coconut aminos/tamari, garlic, ginger and pepper.
  • When broccoli is cooked through transfer to plate/bowl with the steak pour sauce into the pan and stir to scrape up any browned bits return cooked broccoli and steak to the pan and stir to coat the sauce should naturally thicken as it heats through and bubbles for a few minutes 3-5 minutes if sauce is too thick, add a bit of water or more coconut aminos/tamari.


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