Check out this easy one pan beef and broccoli recipe! With a few simple ingredients you can make this healthy, delicious low-carb lunch/dinner.
This scrumptious Asian-inspired dish is just the thing to bring family and friends together. It’s one of our favorite beef recipes that everyone can enjoy! We love the rich flavors of the meat combined with tangy soy sauce and organic steamed broccoli to complete a sweet and savory combo that keeps people coming back for more.
What You Need to make this Easy Beef and Broccoli Meal
There are a few fresh ingredients you might want to gather and prepare before cooking the meal. Don’t worry, though; between prep and cook time, this dish only takes about 20 minutes to make!
This delicious meal only requires a few ingredients to get started. The big star is the beef, of course, and you want to make sure you get it fresh. We recommend a local, organic supplier!
Next comes the broccoli. You should use at least one whole broccoli to get enough vitamins and minerals in your meal (plus, it complements the beef nicely).
How to Make the Easy One Pan Beef and Broccoli Recipe
1. Cut between 420g – 450g of beef into chunks, and then add those chunks into a bowl.
2. Add a few drops of sunflower oil, salt and pepper, 2-3 Tbsp of soy sauce, and ½ tsp of lemon juice to the bowl with beef in it. Let the beef marinate in this mixture for a few minutes.
3. Optional: Add a few drops of honey if you like your beef and broccoli dish super sweet!
4. While the beef is marinating, chop up your broccoli, a whole onion and crush 2-3 garlic cloves. Heat up some sunflower oil in a pan and add the garlic and onions. Simmer until the garlic and onions are golden.
5. After the garlic and onions are browned, add the beef chunks and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Add the broccoli for another five minutes until it is soft. Enjoy!
Don’t Forget to Store it Well
Leftover soy beef and broccoli needs to be properly stored if it’s going to last past one day. With any luck, you can keep it for 3-4 days in the fridge. However, your best bet is to freeze it. Leftover beef and broccoli should be frozen in an airtight container, where it can last for months!
Soy beef is a vegan-friendly protein alternative that has a similar taste, texture, and protein component as real beef. It is usually known as TSP (textured soy protein), with soy being the made ingredient.
Companies that produce soy beef usually take soy flour and extract the oil, which means they “de-fatten” it. This makes it last a long time, and this also makes it quite easy to cook with!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is beef and broccoli keto?
This beef and broccoli recipe is a keto friendly. However, soy sauce does contain some carbs. Minimize the use of soy sauce in this recipe or replace it with liquid amino acids. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/liquid-aminos-benefits
Is beef and broccoli gluten free?
Beef and broccoli are both gluten free. However, soy sauce is not. Omit the soy sauce in this recipe to make it gluten free.
Can beef and broccoli be frozen?
This beef and broccoli meal can be frozen in an airtight container for up 2 months!
How to make beef and broccoli tender?
Use a meat mallet or a blunt object to pound the beef and break down the muscle fibres in the beef.
Marinating beef with lemon juice helps to tenderize the beef because it helps to breakdown the tough proteins. Salt is also great for tenderizing beef because it helps to create a natural brine
In addition, allow the beef to come to room temperature before cooking. This will allow the beef to cook more evenly.
What to serve with beef and broccoli?
To keep this meal low carb and keto friendly, serve with cauliflower rice. If you are not following any diets, then serve beef and broccoli with rice or noodles.
What is the best cut for the beef and broccoli recipe?
Most Chinese restaurants use flank steak. However, you can also use sirloin.
What is the difference between Mongolian beef and broccoli and Chinese beef and broccoli?
Chinese beef and broccoli has a sweet and spicy flavour while Mongolian beef has a milder taste.
Chinese beef and broccoli includes peppers and garlic, while Mongolian beef is cooked with flank steak, brown sauce and green onions.
- Add mushrooms to the one pan beef and broccoli recipe to make it more meaty.
- If you are after more veggies then add carrots to the beef and broccoli.
- For a deep spicy flavor add some ginger to the pan.
- If you want some carbs then add some precooked noodles to make it a beef and broccoli stir fry!
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Easy One Pan Beef and Broccoli
- 420– 450 g of beef
- 1 broccoli chopped
- 2-3 crushed garlic cloves
- 1 onion chopped (optional)
- 2-3 tbsp of soy sauce
- ½ tsp of lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste (peppercorns)
- 1-2 tsp of honey optional
- A splash of sunflower oil
- Cut between 420g – 450g of beef into chunks, and then add those chunks into a bowl.
- Add a few drops of sunflower oil, salt and pepper, 2-3 Tbsp of soy sauce, and ½ tsp of lemon juice to the bowl with beef in it. Let the beef marinate in this mixture for a few minutes.
- Optional: Add a few drops of honey if you like your beef and broccoli dish super sweet!
- While the beef is marinating, chop up your broccoli and a whole onion. Heat up some sunflower oil in a pan and add the garlic and onions (optional). Simmer until golden.
- After the onions are garlic are browned, add the beef chunks and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Add the broccoli for another five minutes until it is soft. Enjoy!
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