This easy ground beef and broccoli stir fry is perfect for when you need a weeknight dinner!
Minced meat and broccoli stir-fry
This easy ground beef and broccoli is much healthier than takeout! Don’t get me wrong, I love Chinese food. But when you’re trying to reach your health goals, making meals from scratch gives you more control over what goes into your food. Lean ground beef, broccoli and onions are simmered in soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic. If you like beef and broccoli, you might also like this broccoli beef (made with flank steak). If you like chicken, try the chicken and broccoli stir fry. Check out my he’s Tso’s Chicken or Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice for other takeout dishes you can make at home.
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It’s a lot of fun to make takeaway staples like beef and broccoli delicious, healthy, and easy with just a few tweaks.
I prefer to build my own Asian takeout as it gives me the opportunity to use much better ingredients. High quality, fresh ingredients that are good for our health and the health of the planet make a huge difference. That’s why we used humanely grown ground beef on regenerative farms, organic vegetables, and locally grown honey (instead of sugar).
My husband is a taste tester of choice and he loved this updated beef and broccoli and requested it the next week!
how to serve
It can be served over white rice, jasmine rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice. You can also blanch asparagus, bell peppers, or zucchini to make the vegetables even more delicious.
Let me know in the comments if you love this dish as much as I do!
What is beef and broccoli sauce made from?
Most beef and broccoli sauce recipes use a lot of oil and sugar, so they are heavy and greasy and don’t have the right balance of sweetness and flavor. , lightened the sauce to perfection.
- ½ cup low-salt soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
- 1 tablespoon honey (instead of sugar!)
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil (you don’t need a lot of oil!)
What are the benefits of eating beef and broccoli?
Lean ground beef (preferably from humanely raised animals) is a nutritious protein source rich in various vitamins and minerals, especially iron and zinc. Broccoli is an excellent source of fiber and protein. It is an underrated superfood because it is a source of iron, potassium, calcium, selenium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, E, K, and many B vitamins, including folic acid. Ground beef and broccoli have far less sugar and oil than most recipes (I used honey and 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil instead of sugar), so this is a really wholesome Chinese recipe.
How to boil broccoli?
This recipe calls for blanched broccoli. Blanching is a quick and easy way to cook vegetables.
Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Drop the florets into the water and cook for 2-3 minutes until bright green, crisp and tender. Drain immediately in a colander and place in an ice bath (a large bowl filled with ice water). This will stop the cooking process. When the broccoli has cooled, strain it again.
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yield: Four serving
Serving size: 3 /4 cups
Combine the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger and cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk to combine. set aside.
Add sesame oil to a deep frying pan and heat over medium heat. Add beef and onions and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Pour in reserved sauce, stir to combine, and cook 1 minute. Add the broccoli and simmer for an additional minute.
Divide mixture evenly among 4 plates or shallow bowls, layering rice first if using.
Top each with sesame seeds and green onions.
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Serving: 3 /4 cups, calorie: 327 kcal, carbohydrates: 26 g, protein: 29 g, obesity: 11 g, saturated fat: 3.5 g, cholesterol: 71 mg, sodium: 1052 mg, fiber: Five g, sugar: 11 g