Beef & Broccoli

I rarely eat beef. My go-to is always chicken, shrimp or fish. Every once in a blue moon I’ll have a hankering for beef, then I’ll eat it. Lately, I’ve been trying to eat beef more frequently since I’ve been lifting weights because of the amount of protein (beef has a LOT of protein.) Not saying that chicken or fish doesn’t have protein, beef just has a whole lot. But it also can be fatty. But, that’s where knowing where to get the right beef from & what type of beef to buy comes into play. We are used to the “bad beef” because it’s cheaper and it’s all we know. Spend a little extra on the “good beef” .. your body will thank you for it. Enough of my ranting.

THIS RECIPE IS THEBOMB.COM. I really felt like I cheated & dumped a carton from the carryout into my pan. Except, I made it 🙂 See recipe below! TRY. SHARE. REPEAT.

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Ingredients:

Meat Marinade:

  • 1/2tsp Baking Soda
  • 1tsp Sugar
  • 1tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1tbsp Liquid Aminos (or low-sodium Soy Sauce)
  • 1tbsp Water
  • 2tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1.5lbs Steak, sliced into thin strips
Sauce:
  • 1/2c Liquid Aminos (or low-sodium Soy Sauce)
  • 2tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2tbsp Flour
  • 3tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 heads Broccoli, crowns only
What To Do:
  1. Whisk together the Meat Marinade ingredients (Baking Soda, Sugar, Cornstarch, Liquid Aminos, Water & Vegetable Oil) in a large bowl. Toss the steak w/ the marinade to coat. Cover & refrigerate for 1+ hours.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the Sauce ingredients (Liquid Aminos, Brown Sugar, Garlic & Flour) until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large wok or sauté pan, heat 2tbsp of the Vegetable Oil over high heat until shimmering. Add Broccoli & sauté for 3 minutes, stirring often. Transfer Broccoli to a plate.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-high. Carefully add the remaining tbsp of Vegetable Oil to the hot pan. Add the Marinated Meat & half of the Sauce mix & sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink.
  5. Stir in the Broccoli & remaining Sauce. Sauté 1 minute more. Serve over Brown Rice & ENJOY!

DON’T EAT BEEF?: This recipe can easily be altered with any meat of your choice. Try Chicken & Broccoli, Shrimp & Broccoli, or even Tofu & Broccoli… 🙂

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