Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Asian Beef with Broccoli

It's unofficially recipe week here at CupcakesOMG!, have you noticed? Look, I'd apologize, but I don't generally consider showering your eyeballs with gorgeous pictures of food and delicious-but-still-entirely-good-for-you-recipes worthy of an "I'm sorry." I'm sorry I'm NOT sorry.
I guarantee nobody will be sorry if you make this paleo version of beef and broccoli.

It's kinda crazy to think that something as pure as a dish named after two healthy ingredients could be full of flour, sugar, and a slew of unpronounceable ingredients. Because, just in case you weren't aware, that's how most Chinese food gets made. Don't get me wrong--I love me some good Chinese takeout, but even when you order something like "chicken with cashews", you're consuming the equivalent amount of sugar as one might find in a cupcake. And cupcakes are delicious, so just eat one of those, by God!
So the next time you find yourself craving Chinese, but not diabetic shock, this beef with broccoli is a fantastic option.
It's a one-pot/wok dish and it reheats incredibly, making it ideal for leftovers.
You could also serve it over cauliflower rice to get the full effect, but I felt like I was already going above and beyond with the sesame seeds.
If you're not a fan of beef, try it with pork or chicken. Matter of fact, I'm gonna be making this all over again with chicken this weekend. That's just one more tip for those of you who are trying to stalk me.
Beef with Broccoli
Makes 6-8 servings
Adapted from "Make it Paleo"

  • 2 Tbsp. Toasted sesame oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1-2 lbs. beef, cut into 1" cubes (I bought what was on sale)
  • 4-6 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. white sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. Heat sesame oil in a wok or skill over high heat.
  2. Add garlic and ginger to wok, and saute for 2 minutes until oil is infused.
  3. Add steak, stirring until browned on all sides.
  4. Once steak is seared, add broccoli. Continue to saute over high heat.
  5. Add green onion, and an extra tablespoon of oil if needed.
  6. Add coconut aminos and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  7. Continue to saute another 2-3 minutes, until all the flavors are combined.
  8. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds to serve.



Yum. Too bad I'm alergic to sesame.

Unknown said...

wow this looks so delicious! I havent gotten lunch yet and now I want this! so yummy!

love from San Francisco,

Unknown said...

stop showing me such good recipes this week :)

Nicole said...

Yummy! What camera do you use? Tell me @WhatNicoleWears (Twitter)


beti said...

it looks so delicious and quite simple to make!

Emilee said...

What the F is coconut aminos?? This looks amazing tho, I will be making it instead of ordering Chinese Food the next time I get the craving (which typically comes on Sunday afternoons...)!

Lydia Armstrong said...

This looks really delicious and easy to make. Please bear in mind I'm often reading these posts whilst at work, far far away from my fridge, and you're making me hungry!!!

I'm sorry I'm not sorry-- Peewee in Cheech and Chong?

Jamie said...


Megan | Freckled Italian said...

We're going to an Asian-inspired pot luck with Rob's program tomorrow and I'm making this!

LouannW said...

This is awesome! I was out of sesame oil, but replaced it with bacon grease for a different smoky flavor but it is great. Definitely making this again.

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