Healthy Dinner: Beef Steak and Broccoli

If you are looking for a healthy and easy to cook Friday night dinner, then you need to try this Beef Steak and Broccoli recipe. This delicious and nourishing meal it’s perfect for those evenings when you want to cook something quickly, without sacrificing the flavour. I would also say it’s a meal for your soul, as it’s comforting and it will definitely make you feel good. Here’s what you need for this beef steak recipe …

Ingredients

(Serves 2)


  • 700g of lean steak (it can be top sirloin or loin tip)
  • 4 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 800g of broccoli
  • 240ml of soy sauce (low in sodium if possible)
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tsp of fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 240ml of water
  • olive oil, for cooking


Directions


Start by slicing the steak thinly and the broccoli in 4 sections. Mince the garlic and ginger.

Place the steak in a bowl and add the cornstarch and pepper and mix until the meat is well coated.

In a large skillet add the olive oil and heat it (over medium heat). Cook the slices of steak in batches. Make sure the slices have enough space in between them, and cook for 80 seconds per side. Once cooked place these in a clean bowl. As you are cooking in batches you might need to add a few drizzles of oil before each new batch.

Once you finished cooking the steak, add in the skillet the broccoli and cook for 4 minutes. Meanwhile mix the soy sauce with the minced garlic and ginger. Remove the cooked broccoli from the pan and place it in the bowl, on top of the steak. In the same skillet (don’t wash it) pour the soy sauce you made and mix so it combines with the bits left in the pan from cooking the steak and broccoli. Continue by adding the steak and broccoli and stir. Leave it to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. You will see that the sauce will thicken during the cooking process. If you feel like this is to thick you can add a few tablespoons of water and stir.

Enjoy!


Tips to Make This Beef Steak Recipe Healthier


  1. Instead of the cornstarch you can use arrowroot powder. This is a starchy powder that is extracted from the root of a plant called Maranta Arundinacea. The extraction of this powder is done in a natural way without using any chemicals. The arrowroot is gluten free, grain free, paleo friendly and vegan.
  2. I recommend using a soy sauce low in sodium as the normal soy sauce is too salty for this recipe. The recommended amount of sodium / day for an adult is 2300mg. If you take in consideration that 1 teaspoon of soy sauce has 335mg of sodium, you can easily understand why I recommend a sauce low in sodium. If you can’t find a soy sauce low in sodium, I recommend using 120ml instead of 240 in this recipe. You can also add more water to dilute the content of sodium.
  3. You can also play with your veggies in this recipe. You can add peas, bell pepper sliced in strips, mushrooms (again sliced) or you can add scallions. You would cook these as you would cook the broccoli. You can also use broccolini instead of broccoli. It’s a mix and match kind of recipe. 
  4. If you feel like you need a side dish to this beef steak recipe, go for a tomato salad. You can quickly make it by slicing some cherry tomatoes and a small red onion. Mix these in a bowl with some olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. There you have it, a healthy side dish done in a few minutes.


Let me know if you have tried this recipe and comment below your thoughts.

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