Yes, another recipe for my six year old to pretend that she doesn’t like. My kids can’t be the only ones that do that, right? Like, I need somebody to explain to me how one day you like eggs the next day you swear you’ve hated them your whole life. This child will wake up in the morning completely obsessed and in love with a food and then by bedtime she’s made up a severe allergy to it and acts like she’s gonna die if she even looks at it. I call this moody eating. Not necessarily a picky eater but based on her mood her food preferences change. I just don’t remember signing up for this when I applied for parenthood but whatev.
Beef and Broccoli. I love this recipe for a couple of reasons. 1.), we buy rice by the kilo so this is another excuse to boil some up. 2.) It’s fairly quick and easy. The whole meal takes about 45 minutes from start to finish (unless of course you have small children asking you to watch their Baby Alive or to find a pair of shoes that you bought when Jesus was still alive). In that case it will take 40 days and 40 nights.
All of the ingredients in this recipe are very easy to get and there’s no complicated processes or anything. You won’t need any special spices that can only be obtained from Po or that you’ll need to fulfill an ancient prophecy to obtain. Everything can pretty much be found at your local store although I do recommend going t the farmers market to get the best grass fed beef! Let me know if you try this recipe and Happy Beef and Broccoli-ing!!
- 1-2 pounds grass-fed steak (I use either top sirloin or flank) Make sure to trim any excess fat and cut against the grain into thin slices
- Marinade for your meat:
- 1 tbs arrowroot (you can also use non-GMO cornstarch)
- 3 tbs liquid aminos
- 3 tbs water
- 1 ½ tbs dry sherry
- 1 ½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbs oyster sauce
- 1 tbs liquid aminos
- 1 tbs dry sherry
- 3 tbs water
- 2 tsp raw honey
- 1 tbs arrowroot
- 1 bunch broccoli florets, cut to preference ( we like our a little on the big side)
- 2 tbs organic unrefined coconut oil
- 2 inch pieces of fresh, peeled ginger
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves of crushed garlic
- In a decent sized bowl, whisk together all of your marinade ingredients. Keep stirring (or whisking I suppose) until the arrowroot ( or cornstarch) is dissolved. Stir sliced beef into the marinade and coat evenly. Cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes. If you marinate for longer, that’s fine too.
- Now to get saucy! Ok, we’re just making sauce but I like to pretend I’m a lot cooler than I am so just let me be saucy: put all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until your arrowroot (or cornstarch) is dissolved. Set aside, preferably somewhere your children can’t reach because for some odd, mysterious, unknown reason they think they are supposed to stick their dirty little fingers in the bowl to “taste test”. Naw bruh. Have a seat.
- Bring about a 1/2 cup of water to a boil in your pan ( I use a wok but it’s not necesary) and add the little trees, er umm…I mean broccoli. Sorry I’m used to talking to little people all day. Cover and steam for a couple minutes. You don’t want to overcook the broccoli. Crisp broccoli is the best plus it retains more nutrients that way. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the wok over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil to coat all sides of your wok. Add beef to wok, spreading it in one layer and cooking until brown. Turn beef over and cook for another minute. You don’t wanna overcrowd the pan with the beef so you may need to do a couple batches depending on the size of your wok or pan. When the beef is almost finished cooking, add the green onion, ginger and garlic and stir-fry until it starts smellin oh so good, about 1 and a half minutes.
- Add the sauce (and any meat if you had to cook in batches) back to the wok. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Toss in the broccoli and stir to coat with the sauce. Serve over brown rice or quinoa
ENJOY! Although, honestly, if you’re a mom, by the time you’re able to sit down after fixing everybody else’s plate and cleaning up all the spills your food will be cold. Good luck