If you’ve ever tried to order beef and broccoli at a restaurant, you’ll notice that it’s usually super salty, glazed with some sort of wheat product and loaded with oil. Of core, you wouldn’t really know this until you took the left overs home and tried to eat it cold. This version is SO MUCH BETTER for you and it’s filled with some interesting ingredients you wouldn’t necessarily think of! The fat for this recipe comes coconuts and the flour is made from roots! If you are questioning whether you should venture out to get these, not so common ingredients, the answer is YES! Not only is this recipe gluten free, it’s also, dairy free, soy free, high protein and a great choice for your low carb recipe monday! Drop that excess water weight for overindulgent weekends and get those abs to make an appearance once more!
Low Carb Recipe Monday – Paleo Beef and Broccoli
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1 cup coconut aminos (or gluten free soy sauce)
- 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
- 3 crowns of broccoli, cut into florets
- 3 tablespoons honey
- salt and pepper, to taste
- couple tablespoons of coconut oil or any other oil that you prefer
- ½ cup toasted cashews
- Create the sauce for the steak first by combining the juice, fish sauce, finer, arrowroot powder, coconut aminos, honey, ginger, and some of the salt and pepper.
- Place your steak in a a bowl or dish that’s shallow. Then pour this mixture over the top. Toss it in the fridge covered for at least 30 minutes. This will allow the spices and flavors to infuse the meat.
- once 30 minutes has passed (marinating the meat), Place a pan on the stove at medium heat with some of the coconut oil. Add a little water then place broccoli in pan to cook. When the broccoli is soft (but not over cooked) remove from heat and pan. Set aside.
- Using the same pan, add coconut oil (or your choice of oil) and meat and sauce directly to the hot pan. Cook meat until its just slightly rare ( a little pink still showing inside) then add back in the broccoli along with your toasted cashews (or your choice of nut).
- Mix together well. Make sure sauce coats broccoli and beef. Then serve.
This is a great low carb recipe that anyone can do!! To find some of the less common ingredients, for this paleo recipe and others like it, go to places like Whole Foods. You could also try Lassens, and Sprouts. Share this recipe with your other healthy, paleo friend to pay the health and fitness tips forward!